Days after the endorsement of James Mwenda for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency by the Central Region Football Association (CRFA) which partake in December, the incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu has forced the Association’s members to write a letter refuting Mwenda’s endorsement.
It is said that Nyamilandu, who has lead the association the past 15 long years, was in Lilongwe before the CAF Champions league where he met CRFA Leadership just hours after one Malawi’s dairy papers carried out a story explaining CRFA’s decision to endorse Mwenda, the current FAM Vice President.
Publications can also reveal that despite refuting the report, CRFA, which is being led by Austin Ajawa, endorsed Mwenda only to change tune after a threat from Nyamilandu.
Reports have also routed that Nyamilandu is trying to divide members within the associations by using his financial muscle.
Surprisingly, the FA boss is yet to come out in the open to declare his candidature despite telling the public that he wouldn’t dare seek another term of office.
Various media outlets quoted Nyamilandu earlier this year saying that once his term of office ends in December, he will pave way for others and in addition to the quote he would not endorse anybody for the presidential seat.
However, three members have declared interest in contesting for the FAM presidency, Alupheous Chipanga, Moses Mkandawire and James Mwenda.
Mwenda is the only candidate to have been endorsed by two associations ahead of the AGM.