There is hope for Malawi football after Fifa envoy jetted into the country on Monday to help Football Association of Malawi (FAM) develop a strategic plan for the next four years.
FAM’s strategic plan was concluded at the end of the former executive committee’s mandate in December 2015.
A five-man Fifa team will facilitate a week-long session on organisation review that will lead to developing a new strategic plan.
Led by Solomon Mudege, who is Fifa manager for development programmes in Africa, the team will meet FAM’s various key internal and external stakeholders.
Mudege said at the end of the week they should be able to define an action plan for FAM for the next four years.
“We hope to put in place an action plan that FAM will define on their own on how they want to run the game. It is good for FAM now that they have a new executive and how they want to progress during their term of office,” he said.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the Fifa envoy has come at an opportune time when the association is developing a strategic plan.
“The team will meet FAM executive members, management team, affiliates, football clubs, coaches, the media, sponsors, government and other stakeholders,” he said.
On Monday, the envoy met with FAM general secretary, vice-presidents and chairperson of the finance committee.
Yesterday, the Fifa officials were expected to meet with personnel responsible for finances, information technology, media and communication.
They team also had an audience with National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) officials.
Today the officials will attend training session of clubs and youth development programmes.
They will also meet with personnel responsible for marketing, Futsal and beach football.
After that, they will meet the media, competitions department staff, Flames coaches and sponsors, chairperson and general secretaries of regional associations
On Thursday, it will be Super League clubs’ officials, Ministry of Sports and Culture, Ministry of Education and Malawi Olympic Committee officials’ turn.
They will wrap up the session with a meeting with FAM president Walter Nyamilandu on Friday.
The findings from the sessions will be presented to the executive committee before the work on resolutions begins on Saturday.
The Fifa envoy’s programme concludes on Sunday with a presentation of the resolutions. n