Malawi FA president Nyamilandu survives crash, wife dead:Updated

The wife of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has been killed in a car crash in which he was also hurt.

Maria Inglis was travelling with her husband from Blantyre to Lilongwe where Nyamilandu was escorting Maria to Kamuzu International Airport where she was to board a plane to China on a private trip.

 

Then Nyamilandu was scheduled to watch the semifinal match of the Standard Bank Cup involving Bullets FC  and Mighty Wanderers when their vehicle crushed near Phalula in Balaka.

Police spokesman in the area, Titani Chadwala,  said  Nyamirandu lost control of the car as he passed with another vehicle .

“The car overturned three times,” Chadwala said.

Nyasa Times has established that four others including Nyamilandu were receiving treatment at a hospital.

Mrs Nyamilandu was pronounced dead upon arrival at Bakaka District Hospital.
The FAM president was admitted to Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre where he was receiving treatment for the injuries he sustained in the accident.  His son Allansten was also seriously injured and is receiving treatment  at the hospital.

FAM CEO Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed to Nyasa Times in an interview that Nyamilandu was “stable”, adding that doctors would give further details in due course.

Happier Days: Nyamilandu and Maria

The FAM president engaged Maria  Inglis in April at Mulanje Golf Club.

Nyamilandu late last year lost his former wife Rehana Surtee Manda, one of the pioneers of Television Malawi

Rehana and Walter had two children together who were under the mothering of Maria.

Meanwhile, another female passenger, Effie Kadzakumanja, who suffered serious injuries in the accident, died on Saturday in hospital in Blantyre.

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