Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential aspirant Willie Yabwanya Phiri has said he will not work with the FAM secretary general Suzgo Nyirenda if elected to the country’s football hot seat at the December 12 elections.
Yabwanya, the Karonga United owner, told Times TV that he will have “serious problems” working with Nyirenda if he wins the election.
“He [Nyirenda] has shown serious traits of bias towards the incumbent [Walter Nyamilandu] and that is lacking in as far as the the role of General Secretary is concerned,” the Canadian based FAM presidential hopeful said in an interview on Times TV with Brian Banda.
“ I will have problems working with him if I succeed. We will cross the bridge when we get there,” he added.
His comments come amidst reports of FIFA World cup complimentary tickets scandal where FAM bosses are reportedly to have sold Malawi’s tickets allocation on the black market in Mozambique.
FIFA issues complimentary tickets to FIFA executive members, Sub-committee members, Confederation members and FA presidents.
The complimentary tickets are for the use of the FIFA members, sponsors in their various countries, Government officials because of the funding that most members get from Governments.
FIFA 2014 Brazil complimentary tickets were issued to FA presidents in South Africa, Johannesburg during the FIFA Seminar prior to the 64th FIFA congress in Rio de Janeiro in April 2014.
We can reveal that the FA presidents of Mozambique and Malawi , Walter Nyamilandu were among those who received 15 complimentary tickets but they never got to the intended people.
Nyasa Times impeccable sources said the Nyamilandu led FAM sold the tickets on the black market in Mozambique through an agent called Michel.
“You can check with State House those who were there during the 2014 FIFA World cup if they got the complimentary tickets, they will tell you none got the tickets, it is because these tickets were sold in Mozambique,” said our source.
FAM bosses are said to have met Michel to sell their tickets on black market in order to fetch high returns. Michel offered each association a return of 150% above the market rate.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :