Companies to withdraw football sponsorship over FAM leadership wrangles

The corporate world involved in the sponsorship of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competition are planning to withdraw its financial support from the soccer governing body following the ongoing leadership wrangles, Nyasa Times has learnt.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu :  Going ahead to seek another term

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : Going ahead to seek another term

Nyasa Times understands that Standard Bank top management met last week to discuss their position on their position towards football sponsorship in the country and agreed to cut off themselves from further financial support to FAM.

A highly placed source at Standard Bank confided in Nyasa Times that a top level meeting was held by the senior management team of the bank to look into the future of their involvement with FAM.

“The Bank will announce any time soon on their position on sponsorship,” said the bank’s management contact for Nyasa Times.

The leadership wrangles at FAM and how ‘things’ are being handled, is discoursing the sponsors.

“It looks like the bank does not want to be associated with a football game which is flooded with violence and leadership wrangles and bickering. The bank is not amused with what is going on at FAM at the moment,” added the source.

Nyasa Times also understands that Carlsberg will also consider its position if the current situation at FAM on leadership will not change.

FAM presidency is up for grabs and has gone dirty and bloody after the incumbent president, MacMillan Walter Nyamilandu declared his interest to seek fresh mandate for a fourth term, becoming the longest serving FAM  president in history having been in power for 12 years.

A few days ago, FAM Chief Executive Officer and General Secretary Sugzo Nyirenda who has ‘immorally’ joined Nyamilandu’s open term campaign trail was summoned to Soche Police after he attacked Chilomoni based BIg Bullets football fanatic, Dan Kafandiya over anti-Nyamilandu placards at Kamuzu Stadium during and after a CIVO and Big Bullets match.

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Kizito
Guest

water wawononga mpira pa malawi samafuna kuti bullets ikhale ndi sponser,mpando wo asiyileni anzanu analipo ena anawusiya mwaulemu inunso usiyeni mwaulemu.

John
Guest

Ma companies asatinyase! Where on earth can you have elections without bickerings? I don’t think we have gone that far to warrant threats from these companies. Of course there is power struggle but its within acceptable levels.

Companies also benefit from these sponsorship. It is never one-sided.

Mc Donald Mangani
Guest

nthawi yanu yatha man walter, ena achiteko siufumu umewu, this a democratically country, siiwe wamuyaya ai

Wadyera
Guest

Why bar somebody from contesting if the constitution allows him. Let him contest and let the voters speak through the ballot box.

Alex Tulamah Tulamah
Guest

Nyamilandu do u ashem 4 ur self mbudzi I am Noma fans but amwene zakanika apatseni ena si kumpototu kuno

max
Guest

COMPANIES DO NOT CHEAT NOBODY. WE EXPECT YOU ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE OF ISSUES CONNECTED WITH CAMPAIGN AND ELECTIONS. CAN YOU WATCH THE CAMPAIGN SILENTLY AND JUST CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE AND NOT THE PERSONALITIES BECAUSE IT WILL SURELY BACKFIRE ON YOU SOON.

Talimba Mjoko
Guest

Nyamilandu yemweyo kuti wawawa.

ablojack
Guest

the honourble thing nyamilandu can for the sake of FAM is to withdraw from the race. 12 years is just too much

Wilfred Khuniwa
Guest

Awater zipatseni ulemu anthu sakukufunani…munthawi yanu zinthu zabwelera mbuyu kufam: under 17,20 komaso chan tinasiya kusewera..Ayese ena inu zakukanikani.

Idrissa Yasin
Guest

president woyendetsa za mpira azikhala kut anasewerapo mpira,kod amene mukuwafunawo anasewelera kut? let Mr. Walter to lead futbo pa Malawi. those Companies who want to withdraw sponsoring cups they dont have mo money to continue business in football. asanamizile Fam leadership. last time they sa! d no hooliganism and violan i

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