FAM under fire after Malawi’s World Cup qualification flop

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has taken the flak after the senior national team the Flames failed to spit fire at Nigeria’s Super Eagles to bow out of Brazil 20116 World Cup bid.

Taking the lead with a deluge of attack, Mighty Wanderers General Secretary  David Kanyenda posted a number of messages imploring the football authorities to call for the Walter Nyamilandu led FAM to step down.

“The ship is sinking and we must change the captain lest we drown..let’s mobilise ourselves and convey a message to Chiwembe that enough is enough! We have to demonstrate,” the lawyer posted on Facebook’s  Mpira ku Malawi page.

“We need new leaders to try and change the mindset and influence government  to invest more in football. Walter has failed to do so in 10 years!,” he states.

Under fire: Minister of Sports Enock Chihana and FAM President Walter Nyamilandu....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Under fire: Minister of Sports Enock Chihana and FAM President Walter Nyamilandu….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The outspoken lawyer suggested that revered former Fifa referee Bester Kalombo, who has served as director of referees at Confederation of Africa Football (Caf)  or Sydney Chikoti, should start positioning themselves for the FAM hot seat.

Kalombo once contested while serving as Director of Sports in the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Chikoti a highly respected sports administrator was coaxed to contest during the last elections held in 2011.

Another fan supported Kanyenda saying there is need for Divine Intervention  to change the Fam administration.

“You seem to be visionary Mr Kanyenda. We have to run to each and every hilltop to shed rivers of tears if we are to see change see a change,” said the fan.

“After 10 years in office we can no longer give Walter the benefit of doubt. He has had ample time to act. He should give others a chance.”

Former MBC sports journalist Gracian Chapita also called for an end to Nyamilandu’s era for failing to fulfill his promises during his campaign for the third term of office two years ago.

“Walter Nyamilandu promised us Brazil 2014. He owes the nation an apology, there after a resignation. How can he give our football that Tom joke? and you say our Sports Minister is Enoch Chihana? what is he still doing at Capital Hill? our football needs complete overhaul,” he argues.

However , one fan said the problem was not the administration but attributed the Flames poor performance to players’ lack of commitment.

“If Kinnah was the problem, why have the subsequent coaches lost the games? The team, specifically players, aren’t good enough. The coach isn’t a miracle worker, if they’re bad players  they’re bad. Time for a new team,” she said.

“I never was here to win many games. I was here to win one game (on Saturday) against Nigeria and that was the only goal,” Saintfiet said at the post-match press conference,” he said.

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