NAM presidential aspirant Emmie Waya-Chongwe has backtracked on her earlier decision to pull out of the association’s presidential race.
Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) is set to hold an elective general assembly on May 29 in Salima where the Malawi Queens legend is set to face incumbent Khungekile Matiya and the association’s former treasurer and legislator for Zomba Likangala Abigail Shariff.
On Monday, the former Malawi national netball team captain told The Nation in an interview that she would contest only after Malawi National Council of Sports investigates irregularities in the nomination process, including bribery.
But yesterday she said after consultations, she has decided against withdrawing from the contest.
She said: “I have been getting calls from affiliates and other well-wishers within the netball fraternity, pleading with me not to pull out.
“So, after further consultations, I have decided to remain in the race so that I do not let them down in the hope that Sports Council will launch an investigation into the matter.
“Regardless of the outcome, I will still stand in the hope that the affiliates will usher in the right people.”
She, however, said as of yesterday morning, she had not yet filed her complaint to Sports Council.
“I have been busy preparing for my graduation, but I will do it,” said Waya-Chongwe.
But in an interview on Monday, Sports Council board chairperson Sunduzwayo Madise said they will wait for Waya-Chongwe’s complaint before determining the way forward.
“Otherwise, commenting now will be premature and without basis,” he said.