Walter Nyamilandu was Fam President when Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda were presidents. He is still president and want to continue being president when Peter Mutharika is the president and beyond…
Walter Nyamilandu was FAM President when Ernest Mtawali and Clement Kafwafwa were still playing football and now both Mtawali and Kafwafwa are retired footballers and now coach and team manager respectively.
A child who was born in the same year that Walter Nyamilandu became FAM President has now finished second term of form two and going into third and final term, if re-elected the child would be in his second year at University when his fourth term expires.
All the football players who started playing for Malawi National team and all the Super League teams in Malawi the same year Walter Nyamilandu became president are all retired and are no longer active in competitive football, all they play now is social football if not just hanging on to memories.
When Walter Nyamilandu became FAM President, in that year, the world’s best footballer, Lionel Messi was still in a soccer academy. Would it make sense if Messi was still at the soccer academy until today?
Zeinab Badawi of BBC’s HARDtalk is asking: “Is it sensible for someone to be president of FAM for that long when Malawi football isn’t going anywhere near success? Does this mean that there are no other capable people in Malawi who can be FAM President? What is it that Walter Nyamilandu will do in the next four years that he didn’t do in the last 12 years?”
“If Walter Nyamilandu indeed has a lot to offer why did he not do something tangible in the last 12 years?”