Kanjala retains presidency of Malawi Olympic Committee

Malawi Olympic Committee’s (MOC) president Oscar Kanjala  retained his position unopposed during elections at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi on Friday.

Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) president Henry Sakala also retained his positions of  treasurer unopposed.

But Hellen Mpinganjira lost her bid to become MOC secretary general for the fourth consecutive after being trounced by former treasurer Jappie Mhango.

The race also proved tough for MOC outgoing executive member Dean Pinto.

Kanjala:   Retains presidency unopposed
Kanjala: Retains presidency unopposed

The Aquatic Union of Malawi (AUM) president withdrew his candidature for the position of vice-secretary general and vied to reclaim his executive member seat but failed.

After Cycling Federation of Malawi (CFM) general secretary Jimmy Kadewere amassed 30 votes against Pinto’s 10 and Malawi Handball Association (Maha) general secretary Dennis Kumwenda’s seven, a second round of voting was conducted between Pinto and Kumwenda to determine who to join Kadewere in the committee, but things did not work out for Pinto. He collected 12 votes against Kumwenda’s 35.

Flora Mwandira became the only female in the committee’s seven-member executive as she reclaimed the vice-presidency after  beating  Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) vice-president Ben Mlasaanthu by 43 ballots to five.

The post of deputy secretary general went to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical director John Kaputa, who outsmarted Laurie Arthur by 33 votes.

Retired middle-distance runner Ken Dzekedzeke was co-opted as athletes’ representative.

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