Andrew Mkwezalamba has retained the Cycling Federation of Malawi (CFM) presidency following his victory during elections held at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Saturday.
He has earned another four-year tenure of office after a 11-3 triumph over Jonathan Tengani, who has since been co-opted as vice-president.
“My focus in this new tenure will be youth development as we target to unearth talents for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. For the past few years, our athletes have been failing to meet Olympics qualifying standards and now we need to produce a new generation that cannot falter in this campaign,” said Mkwezalamba.
The presidency was the only post that had more than one candidate while the vice-presidency and the vice-general secretary posts had no contestants. This prompted the CFM to co-opt Tengani and Peter Kayira into the positions respectively. Modester Bello has also been co-opted as committee member.
Former vice-president Joseph Galanje opted to vie for the treasurer post, which he won unopposed.
Secretary general Jimmy Kadewere was re-elected unopposed, the same as executive committee member Victor Malabwanya.
Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS)) sports development officer Ruth Mzengo, who oversaw the polls, said it is good that CFM has finally fulfilled its constitutional mandate of holding the polls.
“It was just unfortunate that many people did not vie for various positions during the polls. However, we have to move on. We have advised the new committee to work as a team and develop the sport together,” she said.