Haiya triumphs over Nyamilandu to become new FAM President

By Chisomo Phiri

Fleetwood Haiya is now Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president after beating Walter Nyamilandu Manda who has been FAM President for the past 19 years by 23 votes to 13 votes.

The elections were held on Saturday December 16,2023 at Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel in Mzuzu.

Speaking to journalists after winning the FAM Presidency,Haiya committed to serve all without fear or favour.


”We will endervour to transform the game by being transparent and accountable.

”it is my solemn pledge that I will not betray this valuable trust,” he said.

He went on to applaud the immediate past president Walter Nyamilandu for his service to the nation saying he laid a strong foundation for football development in the country.

He said: ”I hope you will be available when we need to seek counsel as we seek to transform the beautiful game.”

Haiya then appealed to the new executive to get right to work, stressing that ”there is no honeymoon”.

He concluded his speech by saying that he does not expect any confrontations urging the need for peaceful, co-existence and that all winners must celebrate responsibly.

He is using the motto ‘Transforming the Game Game’.

Here is the new FAM executive committee ;

President: Fleetwood Haiya

First vice-president: Christopher Kuyera

Second vice-president: Lameck Khonje

Executive committee members:
Daudi Mtanthiko
Chimango Munthali
Bernard Harawa
Patrick Kapanga

FAM women representative:
Felister Dossi


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