FAM dissolves court injunction

Footbal Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has successfully dismissed an injunction which was obtained by Central Region  Football Commitee (CRFC) vice chairman George Mussa stopping the commimittee’s delegates from attending the elections on Saturday.

Mussa sought an ex parte injunction claiming that the delegates that were communicated to FAM  to attend the Salima AGM were not selected by the committee but they  imposed themselves.

But filling in opposition of the exparte injunction, FAM through Ralph and Anords law firm jointly handled by Ralph Kasambara and Wapona Kita managed to dismiss an application for injunction by CRFC  to have its delegates not attend the FAM AGM.

Kita: Handled the matter jointly with Kasambara

The lawyers argued that the application “lacked merit” in that it was not clear what their substantive action will be.

They also submitted that courts are very slow to intervene in sports matters and the ought to have been referred to the FAM arbitration according to their statutes and if not satisfied to the Court of arbitration for sports.

CRFC was represented byMvalo & Co.

High Court Judge Chifundo Kachale dismissed  matter with costs.

“What it means is that the delegates that were communicated to FAM will proceed to attend the AGM and exercise their right to vote thereat,” lawyer Kita told Nyasa Times.

But Mussa has chargd that Central Region Committe chair George Ajawa has been suspended. He claims Ajawa is a politician and a senior official of former ruling United Democratic Front (UDF).

“Football officials are not supposed to be politicians. This we find to be against the rules governing football,” Mussa ranted.

The FAM’s presidency is a two-horse race between the incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu and former Super League of Malawi president Dr Henry ‘Kaka’ Chibowa who both have promised to transform the game of football in the country.

Chibowa however is claiming that there is “attempted moral deterioration or ploy that encourages use of corrupt practices for rigging such as bribery or fraud aimed at undermining good governance.”

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