Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Commercial and Marketing Director Limbani Matola has been chosen as the Marketing Venue Manager for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Poland from May 23 to June 15, 2019.
This has been disclosed in a statement posted on FAM facebook page shared on government facebook page.
According to the two sources, Matola appeared the successful candidate among the 10 applicants from the African and Caribbean Region in a vacancy released by FIFA in January, 2019
This is the first time that a Malawian is assigned for administrative duties at a FIFA World Cup.
“This is a very humbling experience. I thank God Almighty that my application and motivation letters pleased FIFA and I proceeded to the Skype interview where I was also successful”, said Matola.
Matola said his appointment is an indication that the world is recognizing the efforts that Malawi through FAM is doing adding that it is it big boost to the image of the association and the country.
Among other duties, Matola will be responsible for implementing on-site operations; ensuring that FIFA Commercial Affiliates contractual rights are considered and delivered to a high quality standard; implementing and reviewing logistical and operational elements of commercial rights; organising the markets office, both in the stadium and in FIFA Hotel; producing accurate and detailed venue reports and debrief reports and showing and being the main contact for the FIFA General Coordinator for all marketing related matters and other FIFA venues staff in general.
Matola leaves the country on 14th May and he is expected to coordinate the kick off meeting in the city of Lodz, Poland, on 17th MAY 2019.