Businessperson Paul Lawrence was voted in as Blantyre District Youth Football Association at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC).
He beat two contestants including former Flames midfielder Chance Gondwe.
With 18 ballots, Lawrence was ahead of his runner-up Grey Mabvumbe, who amassed six votes, and Gondwe, who did not get a ballot.
Former treasurer Basiyano Bauleni went in unopposed as vice-chairperson as did Joseph Semu, Mzili Madise and Sangwani Msofi for positions of general secretary, vice-general secretary and treasurer respectively.
Harold Mpinganjira, Lucious Khomani, Ruth Chisokeza, Bitto Kayesera and Aujinger Mukhondia are executive committee members.
After failing to secure the chairperson seat, Gondwe tried to vie for the vice-general secretary post, but returning officer National Youth Football Association chairperson Mabvuto Missi intervened saying their constitution bars individuals to vie for two positions at an election.
While promising to involve Gondwe and other individuals that lost the elections in his youth football development campaign, Lawrence said he will eradicate age-cheating.
“Age-cheating is a festering wound that needs to be healed at all cost if we are to develop and improve youth football,” he said.
“I will also fight hard for our teams to acquire equipment such as match balls and training bibs from Football Association of Malawi [FAM] and the corporate world,” Lawrence said. n