Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has said all is set for its elective annual general meeting (AGM) at Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi today.
MOC president Oscar Kanjala, who is set to go unopposed, said: “There are mixed feelings, but I am looking forward to the meeting.
“For the first time, we want to take it out of town just for a change and from the information I have from our secretariat, it is going to be a full house because all our affiliates have confirmed attendance.”
Kanjala also said apart from the elections, there will be nothing out of the ordinary.
The centre of focus, though, will be the contest for the position of secretary general (SG) where outgoing treasurer Jappie Mhango is challenging incumbent SG Hellene Mpinganjira.
Mhango said it was MOC affiliates who nominated him to contest for the post.
“I was out of the country when I heard that five affiliates had nominated me for the post. Should I be elected, I will bring efficiency to the secretariat. I am a workaholic and also result-oriented,” Mhango was quoted as saying during the week.
The Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) boss described his nomination as encouraging and that the affiliates know his capabilities.
Mpinganjira said it was Mhango’s right to contest for any position, but she could not comment further on the polls.
Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) president Henry Sakala is also tipped to be elected treasurer of the Olympic body unopposed.
Incumbent vice-president Flora Mwandira will contest against Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) vice-president Ben Mlasaanthu whereas Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical director John Kaputa will face Dean Pinto and Laurie Arthur for the position of vice-SG.
Jimmy Kadewere, Pinto and Dennis Kumwenda will vie for two executive membership slots.