FA Malawi gets new deadline to fire RVG:  Petition for Walter to resign

Football Association of Malawi (FAM)  has been given seven days to fire national team coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) and president Walter Macmillan Nyamilandu Manda to step down.

Malawi coach RVG: Under fire
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu

Sports activists, Henry Gome and Kalowe Ajasi, who claim they have written on behalf of concerned football fans, say Nyamilandu and RVG have let the nation down and it is time for them to pack up and go.

In a 10 paged petition dated 14th January, 2019, seen by Nyasa Times addressed to FAM President, FAM General Secretary, Super League of Malawi (SULOM) President, Minister of Sports, Malawi National Council of Sports, the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Inspector General of Police, Gome and Ajasi are bitter and very much concerned with gross incompetence on the part RVG and Nyamilandu, coupled with a string of poor results for the Malawi national team.

They have also expressecd concerns with what they allege are increased cases of theft and fraud in football circles that goes unattended, together with dwindling standards of football in the country.

Gome and Ajasi lament that RVG  was hired under questionable circumstances by accident as he has no any reputable record worth coaching a national team.

RVG has come under fire from some soccer followers following disappointing results within the one year that he has been in charge of the Flames

Under his tutelage, the national team has won twice, drawn ten and lost eight.

The Belgian said building a national team is a process, which cannot be done overnight.

However, the letter reads:“This is the worst coach that Malawi has ever had throughout its entire football history. This is contrary to everybody’s expectations because this coach received enormous support from both FAM, Government and the corporate world more than any other coach that Malawi has ever had.”

Gome and Ajasi say it is disheartening to see the Flames failing to perform despite receiving this full support. The team, they say, has now reached very critical levels to the point that it cannot win a match against any national team in the world, let alone a club or even a practice match against itself.

“That is how nastiest our beloved national team has become under RVG,” lament Gome.

The two activists further observe that each time RVG joins the junior team’s technical panel; the team fails to perform which they say is a clear indication that he transmits his losing philosophy to the junior teams.

“The reaction of the fans at Kamuzu Stadium who booed at RVG and Nyamilandu and sang Achoke Achoke is a clear indication that Malawians are fed up and no longer want the duo anywhere close to our football,” explains the letter.

“We therefore give FAM President Walter Nyamilandu and his committee a seven (7) day ultimatum to either fire or redeploy RVG before tendering his resignation as FAM President,” states the letter in part.

The two activists have further said if Nyamilandu does not step down, the affiliates should convene an emergency meeting to remove him and Chief Executive Officer Gift Gunda should run the affairs of FAM for three months pending fresh elections.

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Mabvuto
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Mabvuto

Nyamilandu ndiwokula mina , thinks he is smarter than anyone

Limma
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Limma

Walter has significantly contributed to the downfall of football standards in Malawi. His focus has been to consolidate his own “stay in the office “ powers and bribe every person he can to get their votes for him. He presides over the worse ever football standards in Malawi. He presides over the most incompetent football administration ever. Yet inspite all this, he is the longest serving president of FAM. His ‘sale by date’ expired a long long time ago. Dear Mr Nyamilandu, I have no doubt that you are brilliant at other things in life it when it comes to… Read more »

CitizenX
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CitizenX

Knowing this greedy fool walter, he will not resign, so guys lets prepare our flames jersey and we go to the streets. malawi football is dead because of this fool

victor
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learn to respect others .the standard of football has improved but the problem is that the one who has written this document has never played football it is very unfortunate that you can not even select words,you are using strong words like mbuli.

CitizenX
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CitizenX

football has improved???? are u serious my brother or you are also just as greedy as this walter. u r ignorate so am not going to waste my time arguing with a fool. WALTERS TIME IS UP, U LIKE IT OR NOT JUST AS DPP TIME IS UP TOO.

Chi
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Walter I admire your educational achievement but I feel your not applying it to football circles. Based of national team performance the only thing you could have done was to resign. Plz can you give other people chance may be things can change. U have failed.

matela
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matela

NYAMILANDU PUMANI

Hope sagawa
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Hope sagawa

Leave RVG alone, the man is walking to say the truth he is trying his level best. Fire Nyamilandu.

victor
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congras

CitizenX
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CitizenX

VICTOR what is wrong with you, now u r saying congrats!!!!! MBUZI IWE

Uyo
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Uyo

Walter resign from FAM. There no such thing as life presidents anymore mboba. Even at illovo surprising kuti you have not resigned yet. Stop fulfilling your greed having 2 jobs. 2 salaries as well as FAM allowances. It’s like 3 salaries. Resign from illovo as it is you are the biggest thief at illovo. But very clever mind you. Resign before la 40 ifike.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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BVUTO A MALAWI KUGOMERA
ZAKUNJA NKONA NKHALAMBAZI MATCHONA AKUNGOTIKAWA–

Wilson
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Wilson

Some of us made this 2 years ago, others said we are just hating Walter. We said it based on facts. How come the whole FAM President forcibly collect almost K200,000 in 2012 from gate collections only to tell people its a refund for his personal phone calls to to different individual football administrators? Raphael Humba must also resign from administering junior football in Malawi. Atitopetsa ife anthuwa. Achoke basi!