Nyamilandu waters down fourth term calls for Malawi FA presidency

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu has lived up to his word not to stand for a fourth term of office when the association holds elctions in December.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu :  No fourth term
FAM President Walter Nyamilandu : No fourth term

Three affiliates National Football Coaches Committee (NFCC), National Youth Football Committee (NYFC)  and Central Region Football Association have started dangling the carrot for the former Mighty Be Forward Wanders and Flames international defender on the fourth term.

“I am honoured and humbled their appeal for me to stand re-election but for now nothing has changed from my earlier position,” Nyamilandu said.

NYFC Chairperson Mabvuto Missi said his committee endorsed Nyamilandu because there is no capable person who have shown interest to run.

“There’s only one person who has expressed interest [Owen Chomanika] but even he has not come forward to sell his plans. We look at this lack of interest and we are getting worried because we do not want people coming at the 11th hour because such people often do not have sound ideas,” Missi said.

He said the incumbent FAM boss has initiated a number of projects under his tutelage citing youth football development.

NFCC General Secretary Benjamin Kumwenda said two weeks ago that the coaches agreed to persuade Nyamilandu to reconsider his decision to stand.

“We met as coaches and they delegated me to ask the president to seriously reconsider his decision based on what he has done for coaches in general,” Kumwenda said.

“Under his administration FAM has initiated advanced training courses and we now have A and B licensed coaches. It is for this reason that we want him to continue because we now have a proper structure.”

Nyamilandu announced his intention to step down at the end of his third term last year during an extraordinary meeting for executive committee.

The development has put to rest speculation that Nyamilandu was itching to swallow his pride and stand as it was the case during his third term bid.

During Super League elections some delegates claimed that the FAM boss was supporting candidates to pave the way for his re-election.

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bentby smart
6 years ago

let vote for musungama

bentby smart
6 years ago

kondie aime tizamuvotera

Afanaze
6 years ago

Walter has done well in maintaining the sinking ship. Walter should have been gone after AFCON 2010 but I have observed how he plays his soccer political cards right. Walter is not the answer to national soccer development unless if we all love to be soccer fanatics. Let us be serious and move on and wish Mr Nyamilandu well in his next soccer venture. Its time we get a bold and revolutionary leadership that will table a group of soccer loving gurus to trnsform Mw soccer into a 21 st century global sport. Malawi needs to upgrade and transform totally… Read more »

jala
jala
6 years ago

iwe suleman tathamanga nao u presedent wa FAM

jala
jala
6 years ago

iwe suleman tathamanga nao u presedent wa FAM

gift namaona daf
gift namaona daf
6 years ago

Its good time he leve the postion azayamba kuononga too much iz allwayz bad

Munthu - The Citizen
Munthu - The Citizen
6 years ago

Do you know what it means to live up to one’s word? Your leading sentence is quite misleading.

Nyelere za Manoma
Nyelere za Manoma
6 years ago

Ndi zoona mr NYAMILANDU achita kumbali kwawo.Ma REF afifa pano ndiambiri,Ma COACH amagiledi abwino ambiri,tadziwa kukhala ndi macoach akolifaidi olo kumudzi.Mipikisano ndi yambiri TNM SUPER LEAG,STANDARD,FMB e.t.c. Wabwino apose pamenepa,maPLAYERS ALIPA MAKOTRAKITI NDI MACLUB AWO.Wabwezelesa maubale ndi makapani kuthandiza mpira kuMALAWI.AKUYENERA KUIMANSO KOMA MALAMULO ALEMEKEZEDWE BASI.PUMANI BWINO ANYAMILANDU

Joe ku Nkhwivi
6 years ago

What will happen if no person will show interest? Honestly speaking people are afraid of his achievements because the one to come in must beat the record of Walter and I mean our own only Walter which I feel its a big mountain to climb.

Viva
Viva
6 years ago

Iyayiiii.. No continuation.. Anthu adziphunzira kusiya nthawi ikakwana.. These jobs are not for life!!

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