Sports minister Msungama says FA Malawi boss politically compromised

Newly- appointed Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama has accused Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Mac Milan Walter Nyamilandu of being politically compromised for his active role in the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

FAM president. Walter  accused of participating in politics supporting  DPP

Nyamilandu has been accused of participating in politics associating with the DPP.

But the new Sports Minister Msungama said the head of local football governing body should be apolitical.

“FAM president is politically compromised. We have to develop football and he has to remember though his party lost power, the responsibility of managing the game is apolitical,”  said Msungama.

“I do not hate Walter personally, but then constitutionally, Fifa and FAM do not allow its members to be actively involved in politics. We saw images of him [Nyamilandu] in political attire circulating on social media which does not augur well with his position.

“I am a straightforward person who calls a spade by its name. I was interested that being an intellectual, how could he use his powers to advance his personal interests? I looked at it that he is not fit to be FA president.”

Msungama said he will have a meeting with the FAM president to tell him to draw the line or else resign from his position.

His comments comes after renowned sports analyst Charles Nyirenda urged sports administrators not to associate themselves with partisan politics.

Nyirenda said he is confident that the new  Head of State Dr. Lazarus Chakwera who once served as Chairperson for Malawi National Sports Council during the late Bingu wa Mutharika era will consider sports development in the country.

Nyamilandu, however, said as FAM, they serve government of the day.

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Lexa
Lexa
7 months ago

Msungama can you compare yourself with Walter what is your education qualification if you were somebody we would have known you sometime back and which professional body do you belong on this earth.

Kaitano
Kaitano
7 months ago
Reply to  Lexa

He is a Minister, the boss to your big man!

Mwana waku mpoto
Mwana waku mpoto
7 months ago

Walter angopangilatu resign ntchito yake ulendo uno siyenda bwino

Extra Point
Extra Point
7 months ago

Cadet Walter Nyamilandu took Malawians for granted. He abused this office and made himself a king. Typical of DPP mentality. 17 years in power nothing to show but money plundering

Limma
Limma
7 months ago

Don’t have a meeting to tell him to draw a line – just tell him to resign. His ‘use by date’ expired long long long time ago.

Kennedy
Kennedy
7 months ago

Only a fool and corrupt minded person will back dpp and its members knowing how they destroyed public coffin ahhhhhh. Even nyamilandu’s statement shows he crossed the line by his own words he brought evidence which can be used against him. Enanu u were raised by corrupt parents so i cannot wast my time.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
7 months ago

Serving government of the day? A Walter kumayankhula ngati a mafumu tsopano. You don’t serve any government. You develop football.

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
7 months ago

Dear readers, This man called Nyamilandu President of Football Association of Malawi turned politician buy joining DPP. He is an ardent supporter of Mutharika regime and DPP. He has a biased mentality and Tonse Alliance government can not trust him to be a neutral FAM President. The solution is to sack him moreover he has overstayed in his position because during elections every time he was buying votes or manipulated the system to favour him. Moreover he has been a corrupt man and the President Chakwera should fire him for sanity of the Office. Please Mr President fire Nyamilandu.I also… Read more »

Mwini muzi
7 months ago

Politics interference in soccer is prohibited by FIFA. Msungama is wasting his time as Nyamilandu will be unmoved.

msundwe
msundwe
7 months ago

Msungama usatchatchalike. Although Walter has compromised himself, government cannot fire him. FIFA clearly stipulates that. If Government fires him FAM will be suspended from FIFA and Malawi cant participate in any fifa sport.

Mbalanguzi
Mbalanguzi
7 months ago
Reply to  msundwe

Awuze mbale. Enawa samadiziwa kuti boma silimayenera kulowerera pa za mpira for you ended up ku banidwa basi. Afuna akatenge mwana wa a malume kuti azakhale FAM president? Paja zalowa za ku mtundu koma hehede! ziliko chaka chino.

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
7 months ago

Leave Walter alone. He is a professional and his rise to football administration stardom has nothing to do with politics or DPP. In fact as a FIFA council member he doesn’t need FAM, it’s the other way round. If MCP is hell bent at removing all proDPP members in particular and Southerners in general then it will confirm some of our fears that MCP will again return Malawi to a one party state. So when we will be kicking it out in 2025 tizizatinso a revolution. Every election tiziti revolution yoipanga dala. We allowed Kamuzu to be life president with… Read more »

Ida
Ida
7 months ago

So Nyamilandu is a Southerner?

APM akulira
APM akulira
7 months ago
Reply to  Ida

😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
7 months ago

Tiyeni uko a Cadet! DPP is dead and we will bury it very soon by arresting all its funding members! Pepani pezani zina zochita, most likely plucking tea

Chipato mike
Chipato mike
7 months ago

Stupid cadet iwe zoti anapezeka ndi makalata avo

Baghdad
Baghdad
7 months ago

ndiwe galu kwabasi

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