Mpinganjira coy on Mhango’s challenge in MOC polls

Malawi Olympic Committee Secretary General Helene Mpinganjira has welcomed the surprise challenge from incumbent Treasurer Jappie Mhango to stand for the post in the forthcoming Elections on Saturday in Mangochi.

Mpinganjira said she could not comment anything on the fellow executive member’s decision to go for her position.

“He is free to contest. He is most welcome,” Mpinganjira said.

Helen Mpinganjira: We will compete
Helen Mpinganjira: We will compete

Mhango, who has been canvassing underground to be nominated for the post of General Secretary said he would respect the wishes of the associations which have nominated him.

“When this was happening I was not away and I am told that five associations nominated me for the position for Secretary General,” Mhango, who is President of Volleyball Association, said.

“Interestingly my association Volleyball Association of Malawi did not nominate me.”

MOC will go to the polls on Saturday with incumbent President Oscar Kanjala expected to retain to the post as he has no challenger.

But his deputy Flora Mwandira has a daunting task to retain her position with Basketball Association of Malawi Vice-President Ben Mlasaanthu also nominated for the position.

Executive member Henry Sakala is assured of position being the only candidate on Treasurer post to replace Mhango while Fam Technical Director John Kaputa, Swimming Association of Malawi (Swam) president Dean Pinto and former MOC Treasurer Laurie Arthur going for the Vice-Secretary General position.

Incumbent executive member Jimmy Kadewere, Handball Association of Malawi General Secretray Dennis Kumwenda and Pinto will also fight for the two executive member positions.

Athlete representative Ken Dzekedzeke, who is also a member of the executive committee, has no opposition to go for another term.

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