Suleman pulls shocker : Ex-basketball star elected VP Super League of Malawi

Ex-Basketball star Daud Suleman pulled a shocker when he floored former Super League of Malawi (Sulom) executive member Gift Mkandawire in the race for the Sulom vice presidency during lively elections held at Crystal Waters Lodge in Salima on Saturdday, March 14.

Game changer- Suleman sits on the executive podium

Game changer- Suleman sits on the executive podium

Botoman delivers his acceptance speech

Botoman delivers his acceptance speech

Journlists, Fam officials assist in vote counting

Journlists, Fam officials assist in vote counting

Ranked a stranger before the elections, Suleman surprised his challengers for the post of Sulom veep when he scooped an overwhelming 30 votes against Mkandawire’s 18. Big Bullets official Gregory Madeya, who was also vying for the same post got a miserable five votes.

Before voting for the Sulom second man in-charge, delegates agreed to waive the voting process for president as there was no challenger for outgoing Innocent Goodwell Botoman, who retained the hot seat unopposed.

Outgoing general secretary Williams Banda also retained his seat after trouncing Silver Strikers general secretary Mike Tembo with 42 votes against 11.

There were also no challengers for outgoing vice GS Captain Thokozani Chazema and treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda, who also went in unopposed.

There was, however, a heated battle in the race for executive member posts with a total of 13 members vying for the five executive member posts. These included Alfred Lungu (14 votes), Aggrey Khonje (7 votes), Godfrey Makawano (6 votes), Lieutenant Colonel Elvis Mwase (5 votes), Charles Manyungwa (4 votes), Willy Josiah (4 votes), Nelson Ngalonde (4 votes), Owen Munthali (3 votes), David Gondwe (3 votes), Willy Phalula (2 votes), Laison Gowa Banda (1 vote), Joe Kazizwa Banda (no vote) and Geoffrey Tamutamu (no vote).

Lungu, Khonje, Makawano and Mwase made it after the first round of voting but Manyungwa, Josiah and Ngalonge had to face each other in a second round of voting which saw Manyungwa and the son to Epac sponsor Dini Josiah Banda tied on 18 votes. After a third round of voting, Manyungwa triumphed with 26 votes against Josiah’s 23.

Presiding officer Fam executive member James Mwenda declared the elections free and fair before asking the new office bearers to go straight into business.

“One of the issues you have to tackle is the constitutional amendment. There are a lot of grey areas in the current Sulom constitution and you need to adopt a new constitution, which will be in line with Fam and Fifa statutes. If you do not amend and adopt a new constitution, you will not be allowed to attend the Fam elective AGM in December,” said Mwenda.

Botoman, who automatically becomes a Fam executive member following his re-election hailed the delegates for entrusting him and his new executive board with the responsibility of transforming Malawi football within the next four years.

“We are going to do what we promised in our manifestos and from today we are going straight into business,” said Botoman.

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28 thoughts on “Suleman pulls shocker : Ex-basketball star elected VP Super League of Malawi”

  1. Takayo says:

    am not happy guyz

  2. GEZZA says:

    Congrants to all who have made it! Have a visssioooon when leading us through!

  3. Wasoccer says:

    Daud ndiwozitsa za football ndi mmodzi wa Mabanker ,Basketball ndi game yoti ankasewera iyeyo nthawi zina.

  4. Busy brains says:

    Vuto lotsogoza ndalama pa udindo ndi limenelo! Even those who voted for this Suleman guy are/were fools. How can they vote for a basketball man into a football arena? What are his education qualifications? Teams are lacking sponsors right now, they were busy voting fr somebody who can’t even write a business proposal. At FAM, we need people who can convince sponsors to start injecting their hard earned cash into football. One such guy is Gregory Madeya because he successfully raised SEEDCO flag as compared to the time he was joining it. He is a complished marketer.

  5. Baba Mwakilongera says:

    Congrats to you all!!! Mr. Botomani and Khonje have done it again very proud of you!!! All the best in 4 years to come and God should give you his wisdom and guide you all the time.

  6. Bertha says:

    Kodi aja anapanga pull out position ya chairman akuti bwanji ? Anachita bwino kuthawa anakachita manyanzi atagwa

  7. Uchindami says:

    @ Nijo, that’s sour grapes. @ Nyamakumutu, umbuli wako ndi owopsa kwambiri. Zisankho za pa 14 March, 2015 amavota ndi ma affliates. Mwachidule tinene kuti matimu a mu Supa Ligi ndi omwe amavota. Mudzikhala ndi chidwi pomafufuza zinthu. Izi singati zisankho zija munabera chaka chatha mmwezi wa Meyi. Ayi!!!!!!

  8. Kokotowa says:

    Kodi anthu inu mudakagomerabe azungu? Daudi simumamudziwa eti!

  9. Tmc says:

    Congrats nonse

  10. Nijo says:

    OK- FAM race now approaching- we will vote for Pikawao Ngalamila for President, Dalitso Baloyi for Vice President, Elijah Kachikuwo for Second Vice President- We need people with management and donor experience -our football has stagnated for ever. But what will a basketball player do in Sulom?- such things only happen in Malawi- My knee!

  11. Nyamakumutu says:

    Congratulation. Nanga enawo mpakana 0 vote eni akewo sanapiteko kani. Why not voting for themselves at least they could have ended with a One vote. Napepe

  12. Clement says:

    Bullshit elections why Botoman and William go unoppossed? They dont deserve those 2 idiot respectivily.Next elections our dear Suleman will kick you out of that sit.congrats Mr D Suleman for making it.

  13. Okwiya says:

    Zoti musintha kanthu ndakayika

  14. Ico says:

    Congrats Bottoman will celebrate the Victory when We meet

  15. Sulom Chief says:

    Congrats Daud. Time to implement your promises.

  16. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Congrats Daud!

  17. che bint says:

    ok.zabwino zonse but work proffesionally

  18. Jack Ruby says:

    Its not a shocker,he had a good manifesto and am happy for him

  19. wagwanayo says:

    Congrats Daud

  20. atate says:

    A yona malunga matama kumamudelera suleman pa mij radio . Chisankho ndi mumtima .mwanya. Am for wanderers but i hate this malunga.lol

  21. Achalume says:

    A Makawano mukalimbaaaaa?All the best!

  22. zizwe says:

    He will cheat as he did with the election results. Stupid boy

  23. chitima says:

    No future for Malawian football ! SULOM my foot ! full of greedy people.

  24. sakhwi says:

    First thing relook at the damning TNM deal ikusaukitsa ma team.

  25. ujeni says:

    Another Peter Mutharika has won, dont come here crying all you voters when things start getting sour. Why should someone from another sport vie for position in another? Chancer, opportunist, greed, attention seeker? kaya zanu izo

  26. Congratulations Daud, ena achite manyazi

  27. Adamson says:

    Suleiman translate those ideas in your manifesto into tangible developments

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