Nyamilandu waters down fourth term calls for Malawi FA presidency

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu has lived up to his word not to stand for a fourth term of office when the association holds elctions in December.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu :  No fourth term

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : No fourth term

Three affiliates National Football Coaches Committee (NFCC), National Youth Football Committee (NYFC)  and Central Region Football Association have started dangling the carrot for the former Mighty Be Forward Wanders and Flames international defender on the fourth term.

“I am honoured and humbled their appeal for me to stand re-election but for now nothing has changed from my earlier position,” Nyamilandu said.

NYFC Chairperson Mabvuto Missi said his committee endorsed Nyamilandu because there is no capable person who have shown interest to run.

“There’s only one person who has expressed interest [Owen Chomanika] but even he has not come forward to sell his plans. We look at this lack of interest and we are getting worried because we do not want people coming at the 11th hour because such people often do not have sound ideas,” Missi said.

He said the incumbent FAM boss has initiated a number of projects under his tutelage citing youth football development.

NFCC General Secretary Benjamin Kumwenda said two weeks ago that the coaches agreed to persuade Nyamilandu to reconsider his decision to stand.

“We met as coaches and they delegated me to ask the president to seriously reconsider his decision based on what he has done for coaches in general,” Kumwenda said.

“Under his administration FAM has initiated advanced training courses and we now have A and B licensed coaches. It is for this reason that we want him to continue because we now have a proper structure.”

Nyamilandu announced his intention to step down at the end of his third term last year during an extraordinary meeting for executive committee.

The development has put to rest speculation that Nyamilandu was itching to swallow his pride and stand as it was the case during his third term bid.

During Super League elections some delegates claimed that the FAM boss was supporting candidates to pave the way for his re-election.

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23 thoughts on “Nyamilandu waters down fourth term calls for Malawi FA presidency”

  1. bentby smart says:

    let vote for musungama

  2. bentby smart says:

    kondie aime tizamuvotera

  3. Afanaze says:

    Walter has done well in maintaining the sinking ship. Walter should have been gone after AFCON 2010 but I have observed how he plays his soccer political cards right. Walter is not the answer to national soccer development unless if we all love to be soccer fanatics. Let us be serious and move on and wish Mr Nyamilandu well in his next soccer venture.
    Its time we get a bold and revolutionary leadership that will table a group of soccer loving gurus to trnsform Mw soccer into a 21 st century global sport.
    Malawi needs to upgrade and transform totally into pro soccer in the next 5 years.
    No excuses if we have to realize a dream come true to win COSAFA AFCON and qualify for the World Cupp. Malawi has a potential to develop if we just get rid off of this amateur soccer wishful thinking. Changing the mindset is the key how we are going to upgrade the game.

  4. jala says:

    iwe suleman tathamanga nao u presedent wa FAM

  5. jala says:

    iwe suleman tathamanga nao u presedent wa FAM

  6. gift namaona daf says:

    Its good time he leve the postion azayamba kuononga too much iz allwayz bad

  7. Munthu - The Citizen says:

    Do you know what it means to live up to one’s word? Your leading sentence is quite misleading.

  8. Nyelere za Manoma says:

    Ndi zoona mr NYAMILANDU achita kumbali kwawo.Ma REF afifa pano ndiambiri,Ma COACH amagiledi abwino ambiri,tadziwa kukhala ndi macoach akolifaidi olo kumudzi.Mipikisano ndi yambiri TNM SUPER LEAG,STANDARD,FMB e.t.c. Wabwino apose pamenepa,maPLAYERS ALIPA MAKOTRAKITI NDI MACLUB AWO.Wabwezelesa maubale ndi makapani kuthandiza mpira kuMALAWI.AKUYENERA KUIMANSO KOMA MALAMULO ALEMEKEZEDWE BASI.PUMANI BWINO ANYAMILANDU

  9. What will happen if no person will show interest? Honestly speaking people are afraid of his achievements because the one to come in must beat the record of Walter and I mean our own only Walter which I feel its a big mountain to climb.

  10. Viva says:

    Iyayiiii.. No continuation.. Anthu adziphunzira kusiya nthawi ikakwana.. These jobs are not for life!!

  11. kasiya says:

    Nop hz z not alone in de country jst wait guyz u wil c more beta presntng fam president cumng zea hz failed let’s adimit t

  12. SALIMA BOYS says:

    Kumasiyilanako abwereso ena ndi nzeru zawo tione kuti apanga zotani,,?nanga yemweyemweyo aaaahhhhhh,kungoti Wamuyayatu.

  13. opportunist says:

    At the moment he should continue

  14. Lupanga says:

    Stupid committees we need fresh ideologies! Malawi has a population that can still breed other capable individuals so dont kill our football with your personal interests. #team NO to life FAM presidency#

  15. chingz says:

    He is just testing the waters via his boys!!! He MUST GO plz!!!

  16. Chuchululu says:

    He has to continue. Blatter has been and will likely be there. What is wrong with Water continuing? Because of terms? This is football not politics where results matter not palm oiling. Given a chance I will vote for him.

  17. NEW BLOOD SHOULD COME IN, TIONE ZINA

  18. Ntepere 2by2 says:

    Ena ayendetseko FAM ,Walter wachitapo mbali yake

  19. Kadakwiza says:

    No comment

  20. Zopusa do you think in a country of 25 million people only one person can be capable????????? There are a lot of capable people who can run the association.alawians wake up!!!!!!

  21. Frazer Khoza says:

    True walter must continue

    1. Malawiana says:

      We want Suleman

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