Football Association of Malawi (FAM) outgoing first vice-president Moses Mkandawire has said he is “too busy” to seek re-election.
Mkandawire is one of the three outgoing FAM executive members who did not seek re-election. The others are David Dube and Alexander Waya.
After serving as FAM first vice-president for two terms, many in the soccer fraternity expected Mkandawire would, this time around, vie for the presidency, but he opted out instead.
“I was approached by some affiliates to consider contesting for the position of president, but I felt I would not commit much time because I have other responsibilities that require my attention.
“I would like to thank the football fraternity for the support they rendered to me during my tenure. I have done my part and it is time to give others a chance,” he said.
Mkandawire was, however, quick to point out that he is not completely out of football administration.
“I might consider bouncing back at a later stage, but for now, I need to take a break.”
Mkandawire became an executive committee member of FAM in 2005 and vice-president in 2008.
The FAM veep said he will cherish the role he played in setting up structures such as facilitating the Fifa Goal Project, reorganising the association and Flames qualification for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). n