Flames need K1bn for AFCON, World Cup: Nyamilandu seeks Chakwera’s intervention 

Malawi national football team, the Flames,  will need not less than a K1 billion to fulfill its engagements in the upcomng World Cup and  Africa Cup of Nation (Afcon) tournament,  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu Manda has said.

Chakwera greets Nyamilandu during the luncheon
FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda presents a gift to the Malawi leader President Lazarus Chakwera during the audience with the Flames-pic by Lisa Kadango
FAM Officials captured during the audience with President Dr Lazarus Chakwera-pic by Lisa kadango (3)

Malawi is set to participate in World Cup qualification, which starts later in June this year and the Africa Cup of Nations finals, which the Flames has just qualified for after booting out the Uganda Cranes and is slated for Cameroon in January 2022.

Nyamilandu-Manda was speaking in Lilongwe on Thursday when President Chakwera hosted the  Flames to congratulate the team for earning a qualification to the finals and to wish them all the success in Cameroons.

“For for the World Cup only the national senipr team will need K621 million while for AFCON finals,  the team needs K575 Million. Your Excellency sir, We will need your usual support in this,” said Nyamilandu – Manda.

The FAM president Walter was ecstatic and he thanked President Chakwera for hosting the team saying it was a historical event and a motivation for the boys as it is the team’s first time to have an interface with him since he assumed the office of the president last year.

Nyamilandu-Manda expressed gratitude to the president for his his administration’s commitment in supporting the team, while preparing for the games in the campaign.

In his keynote address,  President Chakwera congratulated coach Meke Mwase and the boys for the team’s qualification to the finals, saying it was not an easy task but that with love for their country and managed to defy the odds.

President Chakwera who encouraged the team not to be satisfied, said; “A qualification alone is not enough as Malawi has done that before, but that the team should aim high and must go beyond with a fighting spirit that can put the country on the world map.”

Chakwera concurred with Flames Captain John CJ Banda who pleaded with the Malawi leader on the need to invest more into tthe game and welfare of players including good housing.

Malawi won its two last games, against South Sudan and Uganda to earn a qualification for the finals in Cameroon with 10 points.

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Limm
Limm
5 days ago

Are we really, as a nation going to spend k1B on football?? If we will do this, then we have our priorities so super messed up.

The National Bank has just registered billions of annual profits, let them go to Mama Kadzamira and beg for a bit of it.after all that bank was set on the back of routing Malawians off their hard earned money and the shading of innocent blood that kadzamira and her friends got away with.

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BENEFICIARY OF KOTA SYSTEM
6 days ago

Wasteful expenditure indeed

BigMan
BigMan
7 days ago

Let’s not waste money.

Wanjerwa za Bwino
Wanjerwa za Bwino
8 days ago

I have just read reports that some commercial banks have posted whooping profits in Billions of Kwachas. Am sure 1Bn needed for Flames will come from those Banks. Let government money go to where it is needed most.

I strongly believe the Malawi 🇲🇼 Private Sector should rally behind and support Flames. And the Private Sector can put in accountability mechanisms for the support towards Flames.

Tamvana??

Whiplash
Whiplash
9 days ago

Give us a detailed breakdown and let’s see where you would like to steal from.

Doctor
9 days ago

Zinazi timangopela kuziyamba.

Alungwana
Alungwana
9 days ago

The team indeed need support from now on if we are to continue doing better

Soko
Soko
10 days ago

Kikikiki, koma Walter ati ‘your usual support’ kikikiki, kumupusisa laz cholinga umudyele

Member
Member
10 days ago

Iwe nyamilandu, chifukwa salary ya ku fifa ndi ya ku illovo idawuma, mukufuna muwachose a pulezidenti? 1bn? Ndekuti zako zitalowe mtumba ndi 700million. Mbava iwe. Bwelelani ku DPP mukapange zimenezo osati kuno gama.

Strovinov
9 days ago
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MK1bn for what. Zachibwana basi. We have serious issues for such money.

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