Having successfully run Malawi’s Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) for over five years, Khungekile Matiya has disclosed her ambition to vie for the post of NAM president.
Matiya’s announcement comes in the wake of Netball Association of Malawi’s (NAM) recent announcement that it will hold elections on April 13 in Mzuzu.
Matiya said although NAM is yet to come up with modalities pertaining to the polls, she is interested to vie for the host seat having lost to the incumbent Rosy Chinunda three years ago.
“NAM are yet to come up with the modalities for the elections in terms of eligibility, but I can confirm that I am interested to vie for the top seat and I will unveil my manifesto once NAM outlines the modalities on March 18,” said Chinunda.
The SRNL, however, blamed the incumbent NAM leadership for not levelling the playing field in the countdown to the polls.
“Up to now, they have not outlined the modalities such as eligibility and yet we are just a month away from the polls and it puts some of us at a disadvantage.
“But all the same, I am interested to contest for presidency,” said Matiya who recently stepped down as SRNL boss.
However, Chinunda recently told The Nation that she was yet to decide on whether to seek re-election.
“I am still in the process of consulting and, once I decide, I will make my position public,” said Chinunda.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that SRNL general secretary Anne Hanjahanja intends to contest for the position of general secretary currently being held by Hellene Mpinganjira.