Former Civo United, Millias Pofera has shown a desire to contest during the National Youth Football Association (NYFA) elections slated for November 26.
Pofera wants to take over from Chimango Munthali as Vice- General Secretary, while the latter eyes the chairmanship unopposed as former Chairman Mabvuto Missi has announced that he will not contest again.
“It is true that I will contest but that does not mean that I will stop coaching. I have been the chairperson of Dedza District Youth Football Committee for a long time.
“I thought that this is the best time to move a step forward to develop youth football which I always have a passion for. I am also the Publicity Secretary for coaches in the Central Region, and that explains why the youth football task will not affect my coaching passion,”he said.
The deputy Oswald Lungu, wants to maintain his position where he compete with Mwabi Mwanza who is now the regional chairperson for the North.
General Secretary, Thoko Chimbali, will battle against James Sawerengera, who is serving as General Secretary for the Southern Region Youth Football Committee, while Tiyenkhu Chavula will defend the Treasure General’s post unopposed, so far.
According to Munthali, the committee will have a new post of Legal Advisor with Chris Tukula and James Kaphale in the picture as possible aspirants.
“Right now people are just expressing interest, but they will have to submit their nominations on 26 October because, according to the statutes, the nominations have to be submitted a month before the election’s date. This gives room for scrutinisation of the candidates where a final selection is made based on their eligibilities,” Munthali explained.
Over six candidates have expressed interest in Executive Committee membership with Dan Makiyi, Gome Mkadawire, Muhammad Ajusa, Joel Magola, McLoud Munthali, Wasauka Nyirenda and Charles Mwanza set to battle it out.