The opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Dr Lazarus Chakwera has congratulated the president of Football association of Malawi president on his election as a member of FIFA council.
In a press statement made by MCP spokesperson Rev Maurice Munthali
“We in the Malawi Congress Party have received the news with invaluable delight, pride and hope. This is because Walter Nyamilandu is one of our own sons whose passion for sports, and soccer in particular, has seen him being elected to such a noble and influential office with the international soccer body.
We are proud because his appointment has put Malawi on the map within the soccer world. Knowing that the FIFA Council is a strong decision-making body, Malawi stands to benefit a lot from it with the presence and influence of our own Walter Nyamilandu Manda at the helm of the institution”. Read the statement.
Malawi Congress Party leader has called upon the general public to seize this opportunity by supporting Walter Nyamilandu in every way possible so that he fulfils his duties satisfactorily for the good of global soccer and Malawi’s pride.
“The role Walter Nyamilandu has assumed at FIFA as Council member is not personal to holder; hence we should not be tempted to dispel the hope his membership can bring us as a nation by limiting ourselves within the period Walter Nyamilandu has served as FAM President”.
“We believe that through this influential position Walter Nyamilandu has assumed, the sports glory which we lost for well over two decades will come back. This is one reason the Malawi Congress Party is so hopeful that the success stories and achievements that the nation was registering during the MCP rule in terms of soccer will be reclaimed”.
TheNyamilandu, was elected to the Fifa Council at a special sitting of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Executive Committee in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.Nyamilandu defeated South African FA president Danny Jordaan by 35 votes to 18 after two rounds of voting.The pair had been in a three-way vote along with former Tanzania Football Federation president Leodgar Tenga, who dropped out in the first round.Nick Mwendwa, the president of Kenya’s Football Federation and Elvis Chetty, president of the Seychelles FA, both withdrew from the election before the first round.