Football Association of Malawi (FAM), incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu has edged closer to taking on another mandate after being backed by six affiliates for the elections due in December.
Nyamilandu had earlier indicated that he will not seek a fourth term in charge of Malawi football but has performed a dramatic U-turn after affiliates said they want him to continue being FAM president.
The FAM president has confirmed that he is considering seeking re-election after being urged by Central, Southern and Northern regions football associations plus the National Youth Football Committee (NFYC) and National Coaches Association (NRC) are some of the FAM affiliates.
“I will stand. I am ready and motivated to go for another term,” declared Nyamilandu.
The FAM president said he has taken a huge amount of thought to consider seeking another term after being backed by affiliates.
“It means they have confidence in my ability,” added Nyamilandu.
NFYC president Mabvuto Missi and Super league of Malawi (Sulom) treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda, who also speaks for the body, say they have no problems with Nyamilandu seeking re-election.
Central Region Football Association (CRFA) general secretary Bernard Harawa and Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) chairperson Raphael Humba have also confirmed that their respective associations have approached Nyamilandu to stand again.