A three-member Football Association of Malawi (FAM) delegation has left for Zurich, Switzerland ahead of Friday’s Fifa Elective Congress.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu-Manda is leading the delegation which also comprises vice-president James Mwenda and general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.
Nyamilandu, who will cast the vote on behalf of the association said they will decide on the candidate at the congress..
“The campaign usually intensifies during the last days when we arrive at the congress. Normally, that’s when firm decisions are made by member associations,” he said just before departure.
Five candidates—Prince Ali of Jordan, South African businessperson Tokyo Sexwale, Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, former Fifa deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne and Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino are set to contest for football’s highest seat in the race to succeed Joseph Sepp Blatter who resigned last year amid a corruption scandal.
“I hope the elections will be the turning point for restoring the battered image of Fifa. This hinges on electing a credible person that sponsors and the football family can trust.
“I can assure you that we will do the most honorable thing by voting wisely,” said Nyamilandu.
Nyirenda will also be one of the scrutineers.