FA Malawi faulted for partisan politics: Sponsored Mutharika’s live MBC broadcast 

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has come under fire for sponsoring President Peter Mutharika’s live broadcast on taxpayer-funded MBC television and Radio One the nomination papers presentation to Malawi Electoral Commission at Comesa Hall in Blantyre on Friday.

Mvula: FAM should be apolitical

FAM funded the live broadcast in disguise to advertise the Rough Diamonds tournament held last weekend at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

Political analyst and former football administrator Humphrey Mvula said FAM should stay away from politics and said the Walter Nyamilandu led association is “guilty of partisan politics.”

Mvula said FAM should “always remain apolitical and colourless.”

In quotes reported by the local press, Mvula said FAM should accept “that they goofed.”

He said: “It is ironic for FAM using club’s gate collections and funds a political party’s event yet FIFA doesn’t allow politics in football as it is against Fifa statues.”

FAM commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola said they wanted to capture “maximum audience, attention and feedback” by advertising on ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate.

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Scholastica Bombe
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Scholastica Bombe

I am sending an e mail to FIFA tomorrow……ndizauchitsiru zimenezi…..mumva!

Why mistakes like that?

So FIFA is sponsoring DPP? SHAMEFUL!

Infantino must know!

dan
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dan

Without mincing words this is a stupid decision FAM must give back the money

finye
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finye

Mtambo, tikufuna ma demo aja fast fast please

Clement
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Clement

The Director should resign. This is political and partisan. If he wanted to capture a wider audience he should have done the same for other parties.

Chindere chakufikapo
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Chindere chakufikapo

FAM & SPORTS COUNCIL ARE FULL OF BOOTLICKERS,IF IT WAS ABOUT CAPTURING MAXIMUM AUDIENCE ATTENTION AND FEEDBACK WHY NOT USE TIMES & ZODIAK WHO COVERED FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY? MIND YOU. MALAWIANS DON’T WATCH MBC TV BECAUSE IT’S BIASED.FAM EXCUTIVE SHOULD RESIGN.THE SAME APPLIES TO SPORTS COUNCIL.SOURCING MONEY FOR AWARDS AND YET YOU FAIL TO SOURCE MONEY FOR RENOVATING BAT GROUND.KUNGOFUNA PODYERA BASI.PRIOTISE THINGS FIRST.WE ARE TIRED OF BOOTLICKERS.

Don Master
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Don Master

Who are you shouting at with your all upper case letters?

True Malawian
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True Malawian

Inu munadya zingati za UDF plus munadya za stagecooach mxii khakani chabe chete

chaione wawo
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It just shows you don’t understand the situation. Why compare Mvula (an individual) with FAM (an institution)? Kupepela

Mbolo Sidwala
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Mbolo Sidwala

Let them return our monies, app bii tikafikatsana ku FIFA

Man D
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The want stadiums zaziiiiiiiiiii zenizeni

Maduro
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This must be reported to the World Football body so they FAM should be disciplined. If FAM officials have political ambitions should leave the body and join politics. Who were they trying to please- a bunch of failures.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

And then what will you gain if this is to be reported to world football boddy? Nanunso inu mmalo moti muzitha kukonza ma internal affairs nokhanokha koma kudalira azungu akunja baasi? Mbalame yeniyeni.

Pink
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Pink

Maganizidwe awa mpake sitikutukuka. Malawi is the only country in africa where its FA is involved in Politics and nobody is expected to report them. Malawi lets wake up.

Nkhawa toto
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Nkhawa toto

Inu ndiye a chitsiru . Kuganiza mobwelera mbuyo always