Revealed! Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president MacMillan Walter
Nyamilandu Manda’s mission to stand again for the fifth term in the office is no longer a secret now as he has rolled out
his campaign ahead of 2019 FAM elections by taking almost the whole Mpira house to Morocco where Flames is expected to play friendlies matches, Nyasa Times understands.
For the first time in the history of Malawi football FAM with the power of Nyamilandu has sent six delegates to Morocco what they claim to be one way of allowing them to learn few things on how delegates works when they accompany their national team.
The delegates are; Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Chairman Raphael Humba, FAM Vice president James Mwenda, FAM executive member Daud Mtanthiko, Northern Region Football Assocition (NRFA)
chairman Lameck Khonje, Central Region Football Association (CRFA) chairman Austine Ajawa, National Youth Football Association (NYFA) president Chimango Munthali and Nyamilandu himself.
As that is not enough, FAM has also surprised many football followers as for the first time has managed to pick three seasoned sports
journalists namely Garry Chirwa of Nation Publication Limited, Pilirani Kachinziri of Times Group and Malawi Broadcasting
Corporation’s (MBC) sports reporter Frank Kandu.
Observers who spoke to Nyasa Times questioned FAM for taking three reporters to a friendly trip when for many years they have been sidelining local journalists in many major competitions which Flames has been playing outside Malawi.
But Nyasa Times now understands that the plan has been made by the current FAM president who is trying his level best to seek for votes in 2019 as his “Harvest Time” period has failed to yield anything instead has taken football to a down level.
Nyamilandu is planning to use the journalists to help him project a narrative that he is a good football manager to be the helm of FAM and the need to hold on to the presidency .
Meanwhile some local soccer analysits have called the Morocco trip as a waste of resources and that Nyamilandu has run out of ideas.