Minister Msungama tells FA Malawi boss to be apolitical

Sports Minister Ulemu Msungama has cautioned Football Association of Malawi (Fam) president Walter Nyamilandu against actively engaging in partisan politics.

Msungama (L) meeting with Nyamilandu

Msungama made the direct appeal on Thursday during his familiarisation tour at the FAM offices.

During his tour, the minister also toured the Malawi National Council of Sports offices and Blantyre Youth Centre.

Speaking at Fam’s Mpira Village, Msungama asked Nyamilandu to always remember that his position demands that he should be non-partisan.

According to FIFA rules, FA association executive too brass are restricted from taking part in active politics.

However, Nyamilandu has been seen in public even dressed in a political party regalia.

He also came under fire when FAM sponsored a former rulling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) campaign rally on MBC Tv.

Still more, the Sports Minister said he is ready to work with FAM on improving the performance of the national team just like other sports associations.

He hailed FAM for the wonderful setup at at Mpira Village.

“This is the first time I am visiting the Mpira Village and I am impressed with the composition of the facility, the FA Set up and the vision that the administrators have in moving the game forward,” said Msungama.

“What is remaining is for us to translate the vision into fruits which is the National Team’s performance in international competitions because that is what people will use to assess us,” he added.

He therefore assured FAM that government will always provide massive support  by among others ensuring it is honouring budgetary allocations to the association.

On his part, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu said his administration is committed to work hand in hand with the ministry in developing the game.

“As an association, we know that the new government has an agenda to transform every sector of this country and we would like that transformation to come into football as well and I am sure the Minister is the right man who will help us change the mentality of seeing football as a social enterprise but rather a Commercial one” said Nyamilandu.

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Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

Kessie Msukwa would have been more fitting for this position because he is a sportman not this market idiot. Msungama makes me vomit. I dont think the war he has started with walter he will win because Walter know sports politics than the dude. One stupid thing he has said is that he will review the Bullets and Nyerere stadia issue. At least we know who to blame when we see these project stalling. APM had good will and he rolled out the project. Not suprising though it is the policy of MCP to suppress sports. I recall during MCP… Read more »

Muroma Mmora
Muroma Mmora
7 months ago

Nsungama you can’t argue with Walter and win. He has more experience than you, boy. Your wish to replace Walter with an MCP zealot will not come to pass.
See now you’re swallowing your earlier statement.
You’re too little boy to win this battle.

Nyakwawa
Nyakwawa
7 months ago
Reply to  Muroma Mmora

What experience??!!! 15 years of mediocre performances by flames, sulom is useless, two of malawi’s teams that claim to be soccer powerhouses begging for stadiums and you call that experience ohhh please spare me the nonsense…Nyamilandu has to go!!!

Mavutos
Mavutos
7 months ago

To be honest nyamilandu is shining star for our country, I mean who would have known that one day a Malawian would campaign and win FIFA council seat. To push him out of FAM would be very big mistake, georgio infantino is watching you Mr msungama.

Zede
Zede
7 months ago

Face to face with nyamilandu. We don’t care what party you two love but as far as sport is concerned just swallow your pride and work together. I don’t think nyamilandu will be leaving or FAM anytime soon so the hon minister should just move on from this nyamilandu problem, its unsolvable.

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