Walter  ‘raising the bar’ in manifesto on fifth term bid: Hints on Malawi football reforms

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu is set to launch his ‘Raising the bar’ manifesto on Thursday in Blantyre for his fifth term bid,  hinting on unveiling radical reforms aimed at taking Malawi football to a “new level.”

FAM will hold its elective annual general meeting (AGM) on December 14 in Mangochi

“At the launch, I will unpack step by step the measures that will be taken to bridge the gaps and to scale up the game in order to take us to our desired future.

“I am bringing a message of hope of a brighter future based on mindset change on new ways of working by introducing a new operating model that maximize productivity and optimize the performance of all players and actors in the game of football,” said Nyamilandu.

Nyamilandu, who is a Fifa Council member, is, among other candidates expected to face his first vice-president James Mwenda, who declared his interest to vie for the position in July.

His other possible contenders are Karonga United chairperson Alufeyo Chipanga Banda, immediate past former FAM first vice-president Moses Mkandawire and Balawala Vingula.

But all aspiring candidates will have to be nominated by FAM’s nine affiliates and also fulfil the association’s requirements for their names to appear on the ballot.

Nyamilandu said as the  the theme for his blueprint  ‘Raising the bar’ suggests, Malawians  should expect a series of reforms  to transform Malawi football to a new level.

He said for the country to realise its ambition of becoming a successful football industry, there was need to stop from operating on business as usual and allow no space for mediocrity.

“We have worked hard over the years to lay a strong foundation for football to flourish and it now time provide a lasting solution for football to become a tremendous success. Raising the Bar is the game changer and it is what separates men from boys as we relentlessly pursue excellence and success in the new era. Suffice to say that Team Walter means serious business.” he added.

About 36 delegates from FAM’s member association will decide who to be in the new committee after casting their votes.

Nyamilandu has been at the helm of the country’s football governing body for about 15 years forcing some quarters to say he has overstayed his welcome and should pave way for others.

His spokesperson Kandani Ngwira chronicles achievements which include implementing vibrant youth football development programmes and restoring the confidence and trust of the private sector resulting in sponsorship deals.

“He has inculcated corporate governance ethos at FAM resulting in financial discipline, smooth administration, employment of well-educated and specialised personnel at FAM as per international requirements.

“He has also built a new national team which is playing systematic football that has resulted in Malawi reaching the group stages of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers,” he said.

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Moyo
Moyo
1 year ago

Mr Nyamilandu,,,,mmmm nthawi yanu yatha please apatseni azanu mwai oyendetsa chifukwa munali ndinthawi yayitali yoti mukadasintha koma zinthu zidakanika, From good to worse!!!

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
1 year ago

Great leaders do not stay on forever. They handover their accomplishments to others for improvement…

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

I have not wasted my time reading this article. Walter the judjement of your achievement can be based on the position of Flames on FIFA ranking. Don’t waste our time. FAM has been there before you. Moreover Chief Kaomba has a good achievement than you at FAM. Zinamizani anthu osadziwa za dziko lawo osati enafe.

George Malemu
George Malemu
1 year ago

A Walter munalephera kumuchotsa robot coach despite a loosing trend uja mpaka anthu kupanga ma demo lero ma coach a women football kungoluza game iomdzi mwawachotsa kuti muoneke ngati wamzeru ku ma affiliate, mbuzi zopusa ndi zimene zikamuvotere

Mgawadere
Mgawadere
1 year ago

iiiii Mr nthawi yanu yatha vomerezani chonde kuti musapange manyazi.Asiyeni anzanu nawonso ayendetseko bungweli.Mpira walowa pansi zedi m Malawi muno.

chimanga
1 year ago

Useless person

Lego
1 year ago

Tired of this man.This is not a personal estate.Act like you are educated please.Thus being greedy and you are not the only one who can run football in Malawi please.Stop this WAMUYAYA syndrome.

Central
Central
1 year ago

Stop the lying Walter!! Dyela upita nalo kuti Walter? Izi ndi zosiyilana, give chance to others, if you have failed to reform the sport for all the years you’ve been there, you can’t do it in these few years!! Ndalamazo zachita kuzuna mwa mtundu wanji kodi? Walter, your action tells you’re a problem in Malawi football……………………………!

Ecclessia
Ecclessia
1 year ago

‘The bar’ I guess at night

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