Walter’s bid to extend his FA Malawi rule gets regional bodies endorsement: Pledges to introduce Charity Shield

Three regional football bodies have expressed unanimous support for the re-election of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president candidate Walter Nyamilandu for a fourth term.

Walter Nyamilandu: Fourth term bid as FA Malawi president

Walter Nyamilandu: Fourth term bid as FA Malawi president

Humba: Team Walter

Humba: Team Walter

 

Nyamilandu (c) at the manifesto launch

Nyamilandu (c) at the manifesto launch

Nyamilandu, who has been at the helm of FAM for 12 years, will compete against Wilkins Mijiga and Willy Yabwanya Phiri in December 12 polls.

But Southern Region Football Association (SRFA), Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) and Central Region Football Association (CRFA) have endorsed Nyamilandu to extend his term and pledged to vote for him at Sunbird Nkopola lakeshore resort in Mangochi.

Speaking soon after Nyamilandu unveiled his fourth term manifesto at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on Saturday, three regions chairpersons said they are behind Nyamilandu who they say is the only candidate to develop the game of football among the three candidates they called “visitors of the game”.

Raphael Humba, who is the chairperson for SRFA, said his committee will give all their 6 votes to Nyamilandu.

He said the other candidates have not met the committee to canvass for votes.

Humba has since pledged to give Nyamilandu 26 votes with 18 votes from three regions and eight from other affiliates bodies.

NRFA chairperson Lameck Khonje said it’s not time to give the FAM leadership to “strangers” who have never played or administered football at any level, as that will not develop the sport.

On his part chairperson for CRFA Austin Ajawa challenged that the two aspiring candidates that no one will get maximum votes of 6, saying they are not fit for the post.

Nyamilandu said he was inspired by the affiliates to seek renewal of his mandate.

“You gave me the confidence to lead during the planting season, we had a healthy seed, and we have sustained a healthy crop and now it’s harvest time,” he said when he launched his manifesto.

He said his administration has already laid structures and foundation to transform the game of football, hence the next four years will be harvest time to realise goals already set.

Nyamilandu pledged to introduce Chifundo Charity Shield as an inaugural event for the proceeding season.

The shield modelled on the English FA Community Charity Shield features the most immediate champions and holders of a selected national Cup.

Proceeds from the match will be given to charity for support towards any under privileged members of the society.

FAM will sponsor the event by meeting administration expenses of the shield and by providing prize money towards the participating teams.

This would be a noble of way of ensuring that football gives back to the community, according to Nyamilandu.Manifesto walter

Nyamilandu promised that Chiwembe Lodge, bar, gym and restaurant will be outsourced to enhance efficiency and professionalism to increase profits for the running of the game.

He also plans to sell Surestream Stadium to use the money as capital to set viable businesses.

“I challenge you that I am the right person for the job having acquired vast experience and relevant knowledge in football administration in the time that I have been in office. This puts me in good stead to devise lasting solutions and to keep football family united more than anyone else while we come up with a succinct succession plan for the next leader.

“Being the captain that has safely guided the ship on a voyage that was faced with storms and choppy waters, it will only be right and proper to usher me into office so that I can take you safely to where the hidden treasure lies. I know the map and I have the compass direction to lead you in the right direction,” said Nyamilandu.

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Kk
Guest

Kawawa Walter! You definitely have the compass to lead us to the hidden treasure! Proud of you headboy and my Econ classmate!

Alex Tulamah Tulamah
Guest

Fam seat its not 4 Northern or centrial its fo Malawi look in his leadership 4 these past years, what did he do to developping our game of football or any sports in our beautiful Malawi noting only money londering.let me ask u how much he gave u for bucking him shame on u with ur stupidness kavinene Gule wankulu inu akumpoto zikavinani Bvimbuza mwanva we realy tired of being bunch of loses.luk b4 he came to this seat were school tounaments but nw is no more jst talk afew players that came from school tournaments. Kamwendo,Ng’ambi,Grant lungu n etc

maganizo
Guest

koma ndi wamuyaya, mlendo ndi amene amabwera ndi kalumo kokutwa. Chibanzi chikugwira ntchito malawian football cannot develop 12yrs umatanikuchita umazilemeretsa give chance to young blood please.

Mkwapu
Guest

U want to elect someone who is on the way to jail for stealing millions of illovo money?

Mwalusya kuvotera wamama winu....kkkk
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Mwalusya kuvotera wamama winu....kkkk

12 Years its enough let move forward with another guy.Tatopa naye ife ameneyo. Constituition yanu muisinthe any soccer lover should vote why only committees…. bastard

John jere
Guest

Say no to strangers!Walter is football.enawa they don’t qualify guys!mukona tidzakuyankhulani coz Ernest akuwononga team inu osamuyankhula. How do you just come and leave captain of team kamwendo inu osayankhulapo?

ngerengere
Guest

Humba is a JCE holder and manager at illovo dep balaka with support from water what else can you expect from him.if water is kicked out at illovo humba is jobless

Khwethemu
Guest

Za uchitsiru. The Regional bodies know kuti akabwera wina agwidwa ndi corruption. Nde nkhani yake. Awerukepo basi

Afanaze
Guest

Honestly Malawi soccer by 20/20 will be 10 years behind and trust me we wont even be ready for Quatar. This is the choice the 36 regional puppets are making at the expense of over 10 million soccer fans.

chindaxi
Guest

Can someone get in injunction please!!!! To stop the voting:::::

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