Malawi will not withdraw in Africa Nations Cup despite financial woes

The Flames will not withdraw from the final Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers due to financial problems as earlier feared as the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) president, Walter Nyamilandu, has assured the team will honours its last two 2015 qualifiers are at home to Mali on 15 November before travelling to Ethiopia four days later.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu :   Flames will play all the games

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : Flames will play all the games

“We have also organised a a $50,000 overdraft facility from the bank which has been guaranteed by our sponsor Carlsberg Malawi.

“We then hope to raise $20,000 from gate takings when Malawi play Mali next week Saturday with $30,000 hoped to be raised from adverting – as the game will be televised on subscription TV,” said Nyamilandu.

If they had withdrawn from the competition the rules state they would have been fined US$10,000 and not been allowed to participate in the qualifying for the 2017 Nations Cup.

Nyamilandu said Malawi still have a realistic chance of reaching the finals in January.

Malawi are currently third in Group B just three points behind Mali in the battle for second place, with Algeria having already claimed one of the automatic qualifying spots.

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Yankho, Bravo FAM I think is one of the best initiative you have taken to shame the country by withdrawing the AFCON. This government is very stupid, if it was funding the president’s wedding money could be available. Although I am not happy with the performance of the Flames, I could cry alot because I pay tax so that my child is served with services and one of the things my child is football. He is a strong supporter of the Flames. Ma boys Walter ndi Anzake ayesetsa kufuna makobi ngakhale masiku ndi ochepa kalimbikireni and prove that our taxes… Read more »

Football is business on its own. You can see that now FAM has been shaken in the head they have started to think. Nthawi zina kumawasiya kuti azisova okha. Akayamba kumva kuwawa kupeza ndalamazo ayambanso kulimbikula mu bwalo la masewero. Osagwira ntchito asadye.


All of a sudden they have money.


Funding FLAMES tourism!!!

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Better than spend govt money. Otherwise, there is no need to fund FAM.

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