All the three aspirants for NAM presidency—incumbent Khungekile Matiya, the association’s former treasurer Abigail Shariff and Malawi Queens legend Emmie Waya-Chongwe—have been nominated for the local netball governing body’s top seat.
The polls are slated for May 29 in Salima.
Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) outgoing general secretary (GS) Carol Bapu yesterday said the closing day for receiving nominations was Saturday.
But in an interview yesterday, the GS said she could not provide details on the outcome of the nominations as she was attending a funeral outside Blantyre.
“I will only be able to provide detailed information after all the processes have been finalised,” she said.
However, a well-placed source confided in The Nation that the trio has been nominated.
Said the source: “In the North, six affiliates have nominated Shariff while two have gone to Matiya. In the South, Matiya has received three while Shariff had 12.
“In Central Region, Shariff has amassed eight nominations and the remaining two went to Waya-Chongwe while the entire Eastern Region has nominated Sharrif.”
Chimwemwe Bakali and Anastasia Kaphale are set to contest for the vice-presidency.
The contest for GS position will also be a two-horse race between Queens’ legend Linda Magombo-Munthali and seasoned netball administrator Isaac Chimwala.
Vitumbiko Gubuduza, Diana Nkhulembe and Yamikani Kauma have been nominated for the post of vice-GS.
Agnes Chaima and Tadala Billie are set to compete for the position of treasurer while Cecilia Mtukule and Chancy Munthali will vie for vice-treasurer post.
Regional chairpersons are co-opted as executive committee members.
Four executive committee members, namely vice-president Chimwemwe Kachingwe, Bapu, treasurer Jane Kachali-Saidi and vice-GS Brian Gausi will not be eligible to contest having served for two terms.