Jomo misses out on Sulom nominations
Outspoken football fanatic and sponsor Isaac Jomo Osman has missed out on nominations for Super League of Malawi (Sulom) elections scheduled for February 26.
The development means the Ntopwa United and Ntopwa Super Queens sponsor, who is also Blantyre City Council councillor will not stand in the elections.
In his campaign bid, Osman said he was ready to serve as Sulom executive committee member having gained enough experience in football administration.
But a list of candidates released by Crowe J & W certified auditors entrusted to oversee the elections, has seen his name conspicuously missing.
The nominated names for members are long serving member Charles Manyungwa, Chimwemwe Nyirenda, Akudzike Kafwamba, Ronald Chiwaula, William Nhlane, Daud Mtanthoko, Henry Banda, Godfrey Makawano and Mabvuto Missi.
On the position of president, both incumbent Tiya Somba Banda and Fleetwood Haiya secured nominations while lawyer David Kanyenda and Col Gilbert Mitawa will battle it out for position of vice-president.
Allie Mwachande is assured of the position of treasurer following the withdrawal of incumbent Malinda Chinyama.
The incumbent general secretary Williams Banda will face a tough time to prolong his stay with a contest with Silver Strikers outgoing Chief executive officer Thoko Chimbali.
Kanyenda, the only candidate nominated for the two positions, will also vie for the position of vice-general secretary against incumbent Major Dennis Flao Mwale and Donex Chilonga should he fails for the position of vice-president .
Reads the statement in part: ” Pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the Super League of Malawi Constitution, Crowe J & W as retaining auditors and conferred with the powers to oversee the nomination process of the executive committee members to contest at an Annual General Meeting and be elected into Sulom executive committee hereby releases nominated names by Super League teams.”
In an interview Somba Banda was not committed to comment, saying he will do so after launching his manifesto.
But Haiya, who served as Bullets Chief Executive Officer and now the team’s board Vice-President, said he was geared up for the elections.
“My leadership will facilitate an increased club subvention to a minimum of K7 million to ensure that clubs are able to effectively compete in the league and meet financial challenges,” he said.
There is a lot at stake for the position of president as the winner automatically becomes FAM executive committee member.