Football Association of Malawi (FAM) fears that election fever might lead to delegates not fully taking their time on the other items on the agenda at the Saturday Elective Annual General Meeting (AGM).
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said there was too much emphasis on the elections which is the last on the agenda.
“I’m afraid that delegates will rush through things so that elections are held without taking time to scrutinise the other significant issues on the agenda.
“My appeal to the delegates is that they need to deliberate on other important issues. They need to scrutinise various reports at the AGM.
“They will have to contribute to the discussions. Let them not give too much attention to the elections only at the expense of other pertinent issues,” Nyirenda said.
The FAM GS said they wished to have a two-day AGM so that the deliberations on the other items are done on Saturday and the elections are held on Sunday.
“This is what our counterparts did in Zimbabwe last week. Unfortunately, we do not have enough funds to have a two-day AGM,” said Nyirenda.
Some of the reports to be presented are financial and executive committee’s report. There will also be annual activity reports in which the delegates will have to discuss various programmes under the year in review.
The national football team’s performance in the 2018 World Cup and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers will also be on the list of annual reports.
In the polls, incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu faces Willy Yabwanya Phiri and Wilkins Mijiga on the top post while James Mwenda and Tiya Somba-Banda are contesting the first vice-president position. O’thaniel Hara and incumbent Pikawo Ngalamila will tussle for second vice-presidency. n