Nyamilandu launches ‘harvest time’ 4th term manifesto: FA Malawi poll

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) incumbent president Mac Millan Walter Nyamilandu who is seeking a fourth term for the presidency at the December 12 elections on Saturday launched his manifesto under the theme “harvest time.”

Nyamilandu: As a former footballer my passion is undoubted

Nyamilandu: As a former footballer my passion is undoubted

Launching the manifesto at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe after his two challengers  Wilkins Mijiga and Willie Yabwanya Phiri  has already unveiled their electoral pledge, justified his bid to run again as president of FAM after 12 years stint , saying  he has already laid the foundation to transform the game of football.

“I am not starting afresh, but continuing from the ground work we already laid down,” he said.

“As a former footballer, my passion is undoubted. Let common sense prevail and vote for me,” said Nyamilandu.

He said in the new mandate he will focus on commercialisation of the game by maximising broadcasting rights, robust gate management system, low cost replica jersey and optimising of revenue from existing facilities.

Nyamilandu said discussion are at “advanced level” to sell broadcasting rights to local media houses on radio and television to cover local and international games.

He said money realised from broadcasting rights “will be equally shared by all stakeholders.”

Nyamilandu said FAM will launch a fully equipped Mpira Broadcasting Studio as part of commercialisation , saying FAM is procuring outside broadcasting vans and HD digital camera for broadcasting venture to ensure clubs benefit and run professionally.

He said FAM will ensure turning Malawi’s flagship Super league into a professional entity and hinted on increasing gate enter fee for the league games to K1,500.

Nyamilandu also said he will ensure player welfare is improved, saying he will create a Player’s Welfare Fund, national Savings token, Savings and Credit Cooperative and Education and Vocation.

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52 thoughts on “Nyamilandu launches ‘harvest time’ 4th term manifesto: FA Malawi poll”

  1. Chikondi says:

    I wonder how one can lay a foundation of development of soccer for twelve years! Mr Nyamirandu has been at the helm of the soccer governing body for a long time and this time he says he was laying a foundation.

    If I were to be one of the Voters, I would cast my ballot against him and try other peoples minds.

  2. Rasta says:

    Zisiyeni a Walter anzanu agwireko, ndizosiirana izi!!!!!

  3. Change says:

    Nyamirandu has a case to answer and he don’t want anybody to take over his seat for fear of his exposure.

  4. klitique says:

    How I Wish Mijiga to win,But Walter will Definetely Triumph! Only women lose as a siiting President!!!! Call me by my name!

  5. Boyi says:

    Mijiga yemweyo kuti Wa wa Wa! Walter kapume watikwana, waba mokwanila pano tikufuna mpira utukuke ndi Mijiga

  6. saeed says:

    Zonse wanenazi wakhala ukunena nthawi zonse koma palibe wakwanilitsa. Chatsopano wanena ndikukweza mtengo olowera. Cholinga uziba ndalama zambiri pageti ife tatopa. Bullets simakwerelo ako unayamba waipezerako Bullets sponsorship. Management ya Bullets yapeza yokha sponsor iwe unangokaikira umboni osanamapo apa.

  7. Good Citizen says:

    Walter,

    Sometimes people just need a Change… what happens to Kamuzu on referendum.. What makes bakiri to win the elections… nothing special.. Change.

    Just vote for anyone excluding him..

  8. Pamajiga says:

    Zambulo & Nyembezi you are right

  9. Bwande says:

    Nyamilandi seems to be desperate. Something is wrong

  10. Afanaze says:

    Nyamilandu should have been gone in 2010 right after AFCON. Yes mpirawo munamenya ifenso tinamenya kuposanso inu koma ulemu timaperekabe kwa anthu amene tinawapeza ndikutiphunzitsa mpira. Pitani bwino a Walter asiyireni anzanu abwerese nzeru zawo ndi uphungu wamakono. Inu kumamva, inu siyankho when it comes to modernising soccer kumudziko and zambirizi ndizofunika tonse kuthandizana.

  11. Chauvinal Economists says:

    Why bidding for 4th term. From experience, I could say he does not what want to leave the office so that he keeps on covering up his misconduct and plundering resources at FAM like so many crooks have done.

    Remember the financial scandal at Illovo, should we entrust FAM to this man; whom fiduciary duty does exist. Remember his step brothers, Fumbani Mhango of FIU, the organisation set aside aside to safeguard our finance, was a ring leader stealing and helping out cashgaters. It’s a family of greedy crooks. I can’t rest my case but let’s be not fooled.

  12. RONADINHO says:

    Let the man stand again if the constitution permits thats what democracy is all about weather he did not perform previously is not the matter here if those who will vote vote for him we must respect there choice malawi looses because we dont have top quality players the super league is a joke just look around you if u have eyes you will see period .

  13. Chizontho says:

    I strongly believe that time to bow out is now. Lets others take over. Remember, nobody stays forever on the post of president of football association nowadays after two terms since the FIFA saga.This is not chieftainship amwene. Kapumeni. How truthful is this man after he duped kaka sometime back after he allegedly agreed to leave the post to his friend but never did when time arrived? What is on record is that the gentleman has been suspended at his place of work. If this is true, then the fit and proper principle must apply. He is unfit to stand for the presidency until he is exonerated of all the charges at his place of work. I thought people resign once allegations are levelled against them until investigations are through. Aaaah kukoma udindo! What are you hiding?

  14. No Laughing Matter says:

    Mr man who would be so stupid to vote for a man who is already tainted with massive a scandal where he is currently working. And for sanity sake do an audit at FAM just to check if this man’s fingers aren’t in the till. Who knows he could have been stealing here too.
    By the way three terms are enough to show leadership and if you failed let others do it

  15. jojo says:

    We have already heard that he bribed all affiliates so that they vote for him. if this is true then our football has no direction at all. indeed, his fourth term will be the term to harvest, meaning mopping all what is left . this man is a shame. when he was standing for the first time he looked like a gentleman but now i realise that hes fucked up and greedy!

  16. chakwela says:

    mwatikwana bwana kapumeni ngati mukufuna muzipatsidwabe ulemu God sali bali yanu mwakondela nthawi yaitali lero Mulungu ayakha madvuto anthu.

  17. Jon says:

    Nyamilandu has had his share of time at FAM. There is nothing to show for it or write about. Pyyoooooo. Time up Nyamilandu. Don’t overstay your welcome

  18. Zambulo says:

    The analyst is misguided. You think it is Nyamilandu who is playing football. Coming up with structures is thge job government. Let them build sporting facilities all over Malawi. Having a winning team is moire than having Nyamilandu. South Africa with its world class soccer infrastructure has performed any better than Malawi. So what are talking about?
    Your analogy shows that you bully your wife.

  19. mbanga says:

    a Walter mwapha akazi angati. Every term mumapha mkazi. not this time. pack and leave us alone. amzanu a Blatter now wish they had left two terms ago.

  20. Nyembezi says:

    There is no one better than Nyamilandu now. People who are complaining about his fourth term are missing the point.
    There are no term limits in FAM. So you can’t blame the individual. It is like in Britain. The governmen can remain in power for as long as they enjoy the support of the people.

    If people do want Nyamilandu to stand again they shed change the FAM constitution. Otherwise I don’t seebMijiga or Phiri beating Nyamilandu. The fat he has stayed all these year as FAM president shows that people still want him.

  21. Katchende ka walter says:

    Achimwene kapumeni anthu sakufunani.tma affliates akavoterani koma expect tough time ndi ma supporters each time muli ku stadium thats my clear prediction. For sure majority döt want u there. Unfortunately u have corrupted affliates. But be sure of embarrassments

  22. Dr.prof.nyada says:

    Shhjhhhjjjjjjjjj

  23. Milimo says:

    I have decided. It is now or never. Walter Nyamilandu you have my vote. Let it be known to Wilkins Mijiga that “kuyendesa mpira simasewera”.

  24. jojo says:

    Madzi anthu atopa nawe nthawi yonseyi unali kuti siumapanga ukakambazo zaka 12 ndiye upange pano.over is over

  25. tembo says:

    Which new things you have failed to bring them in the past three terms? Shame on you walter! Just concentrate on how to defend your cashgate scandal, find your self a good lawyer otherwise ……. a malawi have tolerated your for a long time unayamba ndiwe kukhala player pa malawi pano and by the way who told you been a player makes some one a good football administrator? U have nothing to offer and your speech is very empty.

  26. maleule says:

    Walter yemweyo kuti wawawa

  27. shupiti nyamilandu…….iwe ndi van gaal mukusiyana pati??? Zinyomphilo za anthu inu demeti….

  28. opportunist says:

    Unfortunately he will win again whether one likes or not .What is needed now is to adopt a new FIFA system of three term limit otherwise we will continue crying foul 4ever.

  29. Rabson says:

    Perekani mpata kwa ena bambo Nyamilandu, ma plan mwakambawa kale lonseri analikuti

  30. Wawa says:

    Harvest time? After 12 yr foundation? Heck NO!! For the love and development of Malawi football, this Nyamilandu guy must go. What has he achieved in those 12 yrs? If anything, Malawi Frames has degenerated into the Whipping boys of AFRICA. Who needs 12 yrs to build a foundation? Let someone new come and offer fresh ideas. At this point, Nyamilandu is just interested in racking up personal bebefits than anything else. Let him go, his time is way up. May every sensible voter come to their senses and realize that Nyamilandu has nothing new to offer. Malawi this is our time. Let’s claim what belongs to us..Football. Let Malawi turn Nyamilandu Harvest time into Drought.

  31. george says:

    nyamilandu hear me enough is enough 2 terms were ok but u ask for 1 term bonas now u want 4th term are u the only capable person in MALAWI? that shows selfishness

  32. Phwexy says:

    Time for Yabwanya …

  33. Wisdom Of Karonga says:

    This man has developed himself into an irritator to me and I believe to many other concerned football lovers and people with patriotism. He is selling his agenda confidently against a prevailing worsening condition in football standards both at club and national level, but I am afraid his corrupt mind will preserve his position because blindfolded affiliate members will give him mandate.

    Nyamilandu is a disgrace to Malawi’s football because things are not moving in the right direction. The national team is slowly becoming the laughing stalk of Africa, the super league is not worth watching due to low standards technically and lack of good players, there are no youth structures to talk about in all districts and cities, players are just used as ploughs in the field while their future is bleak,no exposure of the Malawian league to the rest of Africa and beyond, no sponsorship for clubs worth competiting against other clubs in the region,no known scouting management to expose potential players to overseas markets.and sorry state of the very few playing grounds which is a physical hazard to players.

    Nyamilandu has caused enough damage to Malawian football and it’s about time he threw in the white towel. We are forcing him to do so because we know the elections won’t be democratic and we know he has already bribed the affiliates. His theme “Harvest time” is a declaration to reap even more from FAM and leave it in bankruptcy when his last term expires. He wants to seal all holes of shady deals and leave the office a clean man. That is the unfinished budiness he is talking about otherwise he had twelve years to develop football but he failed.

  34. Nelson phiri says:

    Nyasa as usual u r our eye opener in so many latest news now can u reveal the truth about the rumors surrounding walter that he is caught in corruption case involving ilovo and carlsberg on sugar theft in the amount of mk 8 billion yes
    Mk8 billion

  35. redeemed says:

    Indeed if a man was to die due to being ill spoken, Malawians could have been walking on Mr Nyamilandu’s grave. I hardly know the dude as I was young during his reign in football how ever I feel that he is being attacked on
    on a political point of view. We can not seriously expect him to take the fool blame for the national squad’s poor performance. The players should bare full responsibility for their lack of patriotic spirit. As much as change is appreciated, we need to conduct an adequate research on the changers we intend to implement else one may themselves in the country’ current state.

  36. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Well! Good leadership is about leaving the laid foundation for others to take over. It certainly doesn’t need any forms of literacy to see that what failed to materialize during the 3 terms can happen within a term. FAM is not a monarchy. “Harvest period” ya chiyani? Heartless thief! You make my heart bleeds with anger!

  37. yeah don’t be greedy just go n let others try

  38. BMW says:

    When a person is seeking a fourth term it makes me wonder what they’re trying to hide. Why don’t you want someone else to take the seat? What will they find out? Let FAM be audited just as Illovo was audited. But first, step aside.

  39. Pamajiga says:

    All the pple who have commented on this article I know you by names and can mention you all. Enanu mukumakochedwa Enanu mukuopa kuchotsedwa ntchito. Sorry guys. Enanu mukudyera zomwezo pa town pano. Shame. Amati ku macho tsa kaye chitsotso mmaso mwako usanachotse mwa ena.

  40. Time lost never come back again!!! Kukakamira sikungakuthandizeni abwana, Pano anthu akukonda mipira yakunja. You are failed 2 bwana kutukula mpira pa Malawi

  41. zimkambani says:

    Why plans in 4th term? It means you went without plans in the 3 terms you served. Hatching a plan in the 4th term is a recipe of disaster. Admit you have failed us and step down honourably

  42. Nyoni phiri says:

    Pa 1500 pokhapo walter, uli mmadzi kale! Mijiga nthawi yako tsopano

  43. thumbwe man says:

    Ndalama zokuba ku Ilovo

  44. mapwevupwevu says:

    Asitobowe uyu!

  45. The Analyst says:

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    What have you achieved thus far as FAM President? Need you be reminded . . .
    . . . that the performance of the national team has consistently been a heartache to patriotic football loving fans?; clobbered even by the little-known South Sudan?;
    . . . that no football structures like academies have been erected to search n nurture raw talent in the most unlikely of places?;
    . . . that any foreigner would be embarrassed to be called a professional for playing here coz our domestic league is below standard?
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . If it has taken you 3 terms = too many years to mention in public; just to lay down your plan, cant you see that you are declaring yourself as the most inefficient hence incompetent president ever? 3 terms just to come up with a plan? What plan? To turn Winiko or Manganya into the most dangerous striker Malawi has ever known? Noooo!
    . . . Now since you say this is your final term (a white lie), how do you implement a plan which has taken you 3 terms to come up with, in just a single term? Mukutinamizatu!
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    I just pray that the answer to this riddle “harvest time” is not to leave FAM coffers empty. Coz in all practical sense, that’s the only 3-term plan that can be implemented in 1 term.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    . . . That said, has it ever crossed your mind that even the best song, or the best joke becomes boring; if heard or played or told over n over again?
    . . . Change is necessary; that’s why even in marriage a wife is sent home now n again; in the guise of kukakolola or seeing relatives when the truth is, you just need to freshen up a bit.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    You maybe afraid of what may become of you after FAM but you will be surprised to learn that . . .
    “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” – English Proverb

    But since fate has it that even the corrupt n dishonest men can still be elected presidents, I will let the gods decide. But I just wish they could decide otherwise.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  46. Kangaroo_Court says:

    I would prefer Nyamilandu pave way for new blood in the Soccer,fourth term that’s not on.And I would suggest the Malawi impose the law on the terms a person should contest,just as to how we do it with national leadership.
    If am to be asked to put my ideas,Nyamilandu should leave the office to other chaps.He will be honored for long if he leaves the office as it is now,People will remember his hand works.But insisting to be there will slowly degrade his dignity already established,learn from Nelson Mandela he is still honored till now.Step down Mr.Walta Nyamilandu,you will leave your name still on the graph.

  47. mogasa club chairman says:

    wow! all that now? where were these ideas in the past 3 terms? u president ndiokomadi eti?

  48. Zomwezi Mpakana says:

    Kwa ife ndiye ikhale ‘harvest time’ lero Inu mutakolola kale? Shame..! kapumeni wawa…anzanu apitilize from the foundations that you laid if at all they are developmental!

  49. Clementine says:

    You’re failed us full of cashgate. Look at this new scandal at Illovo. Let mijiga take over with new ideas.

  50. Zakanika says:

    too late Bwana . Go to hell. What do you take Malawians for?

  51. chatonda says:

    This man is like Muluzi who do not belong to modern day democracy. They want to stay in power for the whole lifetime. Even if he wins, what will stop him to run again after the next four years? He is hypocrite and a thief hence lifetime ambitions for the FAM post. Again, FIFA has barred any FIFA position to run for 4 terms but surprisingly he is going ahead. Shame and we are told you have been suspended for theft charges? How can the country trust you again?

  52. Nambuma says:

    Enough Is Enough Nyamilandu Must Fall!!

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