Football Association of Malawi to review its constitution

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is expected to review its constitution as a way of improving its way of governing local football.

This follows a review meeting which took place at Chiwembe Technical Centre on 21st and 22nd November 2013between Fifa officials and Fam’s Constitutional Review Committee that was duly constituted by FAM at its Annual General Meeting that was held in Salima recently.

The FIFA delegation included, James Johnson, Ashford Mamelodi and Salome Stahli at Chiwembe Technical Center in Blantyre to review FAM statutes and align them to FIFA Standard Statutes.

This review has been necessitated by the obligation placed on all 209 member associations of FIFA to ratify statutes in accordance with the FIFA Standard Statutes following a decision of the FIFA Congress that was held in Mauritius in May 2013.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : Constitutional review
FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : Constitutional review

According to a statement released on Friday November 22nd signed by Fam Vice president Moses Mkandawire, Suzgo Nyirenda and other Executive members and made available to Nyasa Times, the proposals that have been agreed upon between the Committee and the FIFA delegation will be sent to FIFA for their approval before the final draft of the Statutes are adopted by FAM at an extra Ordinary General Meeting specifically constituted for that process.

FIFA is expected to send the finalised draft of the Statutes and the Electoral Code to FAM on December 2013.

Between 1st February and 31st March 2013, the Committee will, among others, conduct consultative meetings involving different stakeholders (including Government, Sports Council and the Media) on the new Statutes.

FAM will later hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to adopt the new statutes. FAM will hold an Elective Annual General Meeting to elect the President and Executive Committee in line with the new FAM Statutes.

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