As days draw closer to the elections for the National Football Coaches Association, it has been confirmed that legend Peterkins Kayira will face another legend Aubrey Nankhuni on the position of Chairperson.
Another race is between Milias Pofera Jegwe and the incumbent General Secretary Davie Mpima.
Kayira says the National Football Coaches Association should come of age and be independent financially while at the same time give its members international exposure in terms of coaching training.
“We need to be an assert which FAM can treasure and rely upon. We shouldn’t be a liability of FAM but rather an assert. We cannot always rely on FAM for funding. We need to have our own resources which can enable us to have courses but supervised by FAM,” explained Kayira.
Nankhuni, on the other hand, says his main aim is to develop coaches and empower them to work with young players at the grass root.
“Malawi has many good coaches with credentials but what are they doing? We have often said our standard of football has gone down but what I know is that it is coaching itself that has gone down.
“My vision is to develop coaches and give them tasks to work with young players from the grass root in order to develop our football,” explained Nankhuni.
According to a letter written by the association, Ogrieve Macnebert Kazuwa will go unopposed as Vice Chairperson and so will Anderson Kamanga, Dingani Nhlane and George Ng’onamo as Organising Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Treasurer, respectively.
Elias Gomile, Joseph Malizani, Chancy Msema and Karen Chaula have gotten nominations to contest as executive members.