Nyamilandu 4th term bid at FA Malawi continues to draw criticism: Kanyenda says no more ‘coronation’

Former football administrator David Kanyenda, has described the  rising levels of aspirants for the post of Football Association of Malawi ( FAM) President, as  a reflection of football community’s lack of confidence in the incumbent Mac Millan Walter Nyamilandu.

Kanyenda:  It should be a contest not coronation

Kanyenda: It should be a contest not coronation

The former Mighty Be Forward Wanderers  secretary and a private practising lawyer, took to social media that the emergence of more candidates challenging Nyamilandu is an indictment to the affiliates rigid insistence on a fourth term stance on the FAM boss.

Nyamilandu has also come under personal fire by many football fans commenting on Nyasa Times, who accuses him of running FAM as a kingdom.

Kanyenda said if Nyamilandu had not achieved anything in 12 years, in all probability he won’t in the next four years.

“We must thank him for his contribution but he ought to pave way for a successor. Am glad Mr Nyamilandu faces more of an election than a mere coronation this time around,” said Kanyenda.

He said the availability of alternative candidates is a healthy development for  Malawi football administration.

Some of the aspirants who have joined the race are renowned banker Wilkins Mijiga, golfer and prominent private practice
lawyer John Gift Mwakhwawa, Allie Mwachande, Chikwawa United chairperson Owen Chomanika Owen Chomanika, Kelvin Mmangisa and goalkeeper legend Boniface Maganga.

Former footballers and administrators Henry Kaka Chibowa and Alick Tahuna have only been approached to stand.

Nyamilandu remains the firm favourite for the role as he has backing from the affiliates who are the voters.

Candidates are required to serve mainstream football in any capacity for at least five years going into an election.

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Please Nyasa Editor; you should have used a better picture for Kanyenda not this one which was taken at the graveyard when he was speaking during a funeral, or else the picture should have been cropped to remove unwanted material like the metal cross on the tombstone (close to his hands) where the details of the deceased can be seen! As for Nyamilandu I think he has overstayed there is need to change however the constitution is giving him the opportunity to stand again as it has the open term which favours life presidency! I believe there is need to… Read more »
Chidzukulu cha Mpangawanthu
Chidzukulu cha Mpangawanthu

Uwu ndi mpira si ndale Mr Nyam, kuphunzira konseko u want 2 say kuti u can’t stand on ur own decision when u r saying u didn’t want 2 stand koma anthu ndi amene akupemphani? zosiirana izi ena achitepo.

Mchawa wa UDF

If only clubs can vote for a fam president, then mboliyanu agalu inu. Mpira mumachemerera ndiinu? Change that stupid constitution now! Let all players, supporters, coverd by fam jurisdiction vote. Iwe walter choka! We are tired of loosing under you. Your voice is also TOO loud for our confort.


Achoke tione zina….ena adyenso misonkho ya amphawiyi…

James Phiri

Walter is an administrator, very good one for that matter. He should stand and not listen to wannabe football administrators. Let these lawyers continue representing people in court, we reserve our comment on their competencies as lawyers. Nkhani ya


warter perekani mpata kwaanthu ena kumbali yanu mwayesesa man koma zakanika basi apatseni ana nawo adye nawwo paja mwambi waasena amati KUdya nsolo wa mphende nkhupitisilaNA please


Walter achoke sitikumufuna, akufuna akhale wa muyaya eti


Walter imaninso. Osamvera zolemba anthu akutumidwawa ndi amene akuufuna mpandowu. Kawanyenyenyeni ndi ma vote.

patrick banda

Last time I checked FAM’s constitution had no term limits on the presidency,if Walter has outlived his stay at FAM eligible voters will tell us through the ballot,period!

Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri
Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri

Walter must go!! Atumbuka atitopetsa tsopano

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