FAM executive to co-opt female member

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) new executive committee which was ushered into office on the 17th December 2011 will have its first meeting this coming Saturday in Blanytre to among other things co-opt a woman into the committee as per statutes.

FAM’s chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed this development to Nyasa Times and says the big meeting is scheduled for Chiwembe technical centre.

“It is true that executive committee will be meeting for the first time since their election and on top of the agenda is the bringing in of a female member since there was no woman voted into the committee,” he said.

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The only lady who competed for an executive member post was National Women Football Committee president Suzgo Ngwira who lost miserably 37 to 8 votes to Paul Mzungu after a tie at the Salima AGM.

“Apart from that,the meeting will also come up with a harmonised calendar of events for the rest of the year. We have been accused of working without a calendar and we want to address that,” Nyirenda said.

Plan

He said the meeting will draw a preparatory plan for the next senior national team assignment which is a game against Chad and all world cup and African Cup of nations qualifiers,review how teams performed in 2011 and decide on the future of the MDC stadium which has not been put to good use since FAM took control.

“We hope that this meeting will set the pace for the year and that we will have a successful year as compared to 2011 where we did not do particularly well,” Nyirenda told Nyasa Times.

Walter Nyamilandu retained his post as president and will lead the meeting which has new comers Pikawo Ngalamira as second vice president,David Dube,James Mwenda,Alexander Waya,Orthaniel Hara and Paul Mzungu.

Nyamilandu has been challenged to walk the talk after he extended an olive to all who lost at the election to work together.

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