Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president and Fifa Council Member Walter Nyamilandu has said he will concentrate on his passion for football following his resignation as Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc head of domestic sales.
Nyamilandu, who joined Illovo Sugar (Malawi) as sales representative, quits the position at the sugar manufacturing company after serving for 21 years.
Confirming his exit at the multinational company, Nyamilandu, a marketer by profession, said he will now concentrate on his passion for football.
“It’s time to move on and pursue other opportunities after an illustrious career with Illovo for 21 years. I am deeply grateful for the wonderful opportunity of working with one of the biggest multinationals in the world. I will continue to pursue my professional career and focus on my passion for football,” he said.
In a statement, Illovo Sugar (Malawi) managing director Mark Bainbridge thanked Nyamilandu for his contribution while at Illovo.
“I would like to thank him for his valued contribution and sincerely wish him continued success in his future endeavours,” reads in part a statement from Bainbridge.
Soccer analyst Charles Nyirenda attributed Nyamilandu’s decision to quit Illovo Sugar (Malawi) to the demands of being a Fifa Council Member.
“He has managed to juggle the role of FAM president and his post at Illovo for the past 15 years. But now that he is Fifa council member, it must be tough for him. The Fifa Council Member post requires that he travels a lot which might have posed challenges,” he said.
By virtue of being Fifa council Member, Nyamilandu is also Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) member.
He is also an executive member for Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa).