Football Association of Malawi (FAM) incumbent president Mac Millan Walter Nyamilandu who is seeking a fourth term for the presidency at the December 12 elections on Saturday launched his manifesto under the theme “harvest time.”
Launching the manifesto at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe after his two challengers Wilkins Mijiga and Willie Yabwanya Phiri has already unveiled their electoral pledge, justified his bid to run again as president of FAM after 12 years stint , saying he has already laid the foundation to transform the game of football.
“I am not starting afresh, but continuing from the ground work we already laid down,” he said.
“As a former footballer, my passion is undoubted. Let common sense prevail and vote for me,” said Nyamilandu.
He said in the new mandate he will focus on commercialisation of the game by maximising broadcasting rights, robust gate management system, low cost replica jersey and optimising of revenue from existing facilities.
Nyamilandu said discussion are at “advanced level” to sell broadcasting rights to local media houses on radio and television to cover local and international games.
He said money realised from broadcasting rights “will be equally shared by all stakeholders.”
Nyamilandu said FAM will launch a fully equipped Mpira Broadcasting Studio as part of commercialisation , saying FAM is procuring outside broadcasting vans and HD digital camera for broadcasting venture to ensure clubs benefit and run professionally.
He said FAM will ensure turning Malawi’s flagship Super league into a professional entity and hinted on increasing gate enter fee for the league games to K1,500.
Nyamilandu also said he will ensure player welfare is improved, saying he will create a Player’s Welfare Fund, national Savings token, Savings and Credit Cooperative and Education and Vocation.