FAM revises FIFA President ‘Infantino’s program following Chilima’s death

By Durell Namasani

The initial programme for FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Malawi has been revised with most of activities that were scheduled for Wednesday June 12, being cancelled following the tragic death of the Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, and eight others.

Infantino arrived in the country on Tuesday evening for an official visit and was welcomed by FAM President Fleetwood Haiya at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

Infantino and Haiya

According to a statement released by FAM, the FIFA President is expected to pay his solemn homage to President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, the bereaved family and the nation at large.

Infantino is also expected to have a meeting with Haiya and FAM Executive Committee before flying out to Zambia later in the day.

Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi (SULOM), has also postponed all TNM Super League matches until further notice as the country enters into 21 days of national mourning.