From football to politics: Peter Mponda to contest as MP in 2019 against Ngumuya

Malawi national team former captain and now assistant coach Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda has confirmed that he has decided to join politics and contests for a parliamentary seat in Blantyre City South Constituency in 2019 polls.

Peter Mponda: Aspiring MP for Blantyre City South Constituency

Mponda, whose club Wizards FC has been relegated in the flagship TNM Super League, said he has taken a huge amount of thought and “consulted widely” before deciding to join the political battle ground.

“Youth empowerment is my motivation why I have decided to join politics,” said Mponda.

Mponda will be running in a constituency which the current incumbent is veteran gospel singer  Allan Ngumuya.

He said his club will continue in the lower league.

The former captain for Malawi when it qualified for 2010 Africa Cup of Nation for the first time in 26 years won player of the year award, amongst many other achievements.

However, Mponda is by no means the only footballer to turn to politics.

It is reported that Nyasa Big Bullets veteran Fischer Kondowe is also contemplating to join politics.

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Prof. Mathanyula

You either stand on an MCP ticket or stand as an independent for you to win. Otherwise if you stand on DPP you’ll lose miserably.


ndiye mwati Fisher akufunaso apite ku politics??? kkkkkkkkkk good news


Deputy minister of youth,sports and culture. All the best peter but promise to be different from this peter,uyu opanda manoyu. Was Ku tanda. Join MCP, its the grouping youths like u. Look at gwengwe,ulemu and sitolo.

Mussa Zalira
It is thrilling to hear that this guy is considering such positions and I pray that he become a Minister of Sports in the near future. He has been in sports for so long. My appeal to Mr Mponda is that you should please consider taking short course-leadership-trainings prior to your political pathway. You still have time. I would love to see taking a Ministerial position to drive things towards the direction of sports development. We luck trained brains thats why as a country we suffer (somehow) on other misplaced positions especially when a minister is not conversant with a… Read more »

Good news, zikufunika kumayesa yesa.


kkkkk iyayi tiziona… kwathu ndikungoyang’ana

Mbonga Matoga

Go go a Mjojo, ife tili pambuyo panu, we need flesh blood in politics and Ngumuya has let us down big time……..he is more interested in supporting Muhlakho wa a lomwe than Malawi as a country…..


shaaaa…… good luck Peter n Fisher


Ambwiye che Mponda siyilanitu maganizo amenewa chifukwa mufika potulutsidwa rent. Ngumuya ndi munthu wankulu zedi watimangila msewu wabwino with good drainage system., ayimanso munthu ameneyi

Amon Zuze

mhhh ok, serious?

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