A struggle for power has ensued among some administrators of Northern Region football who– for no apparent reason – want to run football in the region as personal endeavours, Nyasa Times understands.
Insiders within the Northern Region Football League (NRFL) executive committee told Nyasa Times in separate interviews that Peter Chavula, NRFL Chair and the Secretary General want to monopolize positions concerned with the running of football in the region as prescribed by new FIFA statutes.
According to information sourced, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) – subscribing to FIFA statutes – wants to centralize the administration of football in the regions for efficiency.
The move, sources told Nyasa Times, has seen such other football administration committees as Mzuzu District Football Region Committee in the North being dissolved.
In the other regions, Central and Southern, there has been a smooth relay of power between sub-football committees and the regional ones.
But that is not the case in the North.
“Chavula [NRFL chair] and his secretary general want to resume their positions in the new structure which most people are against to,” a source said.
The source added: “People, instead, want [Alfred] Gunda and [Lameck] Khonje who are administrators of the smaller Mzuzu District Football Committee. They have impeccable administrative skills and are transparent in their undertaking.”
NRFL has a record of football leagues mismanagement. Most of the leagues they have orchestrated have been marred by mishaps.
Chavula could not be reached for comment, but Gunda; Secretary General of the Mzuzu District Football Committee said he couldn’t comment on the story, arguing he was a concerned party.
“I will not comment. Let others do,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :