Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has said FAM will deal with those that sought a court injunction to stop the association from proceeding with its elective general assembly last Saturday.
In his remarks after the polls in Mangochi, Fifa development officer for Southern Africa Ashford Mamelodi said they were disappointed that the issue was taken to court.
“Anybody who takes football issues to court should be dealt with [and] Mr. president if you don’t then Fifa will be concerned,” said Mamelodi.
But Nyamilandu yesterday said the issue will be tabled at the next executive committee meeting.
“We have taken the instructions seriously and we will discuss the matter as a team at the next executive meeting.
“Fifa instructed us to submit a report which has already been sent, but as regards the way forward that will have to be discussed,” he said.
The High Court in Blantyre, through judge Kenyatta Nyirenda, granted FAM presidential aspirants Wilkins Mijiga and Willy Yabwanya Phiri as well as vice-presidential hopeful Tiya Somba-Banda an injunction on the basis that the association’s electoral committee did not comply with Article 22(1) and (5) of the FAM Statutes to produce a list of delegates 15 days prior to the elections.
However, Nyirenda discharged the injunction later on, saying Fifa statutes provide legal organs for settling disputes.
However, Somba-Banda, who appeared on the documents as one of the plaintiffs, denied being party to the move.
“I want to set the record straight that I did not sign for that injunction,” Somba-Banda told our sister paper Nation on Sunday.
“I also learned about it while here. I only launched a complaint with the appeals committee which they ruled in our favour, so there was no need to obtain an injunction.”n