The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has yet again whipped the football fraternity after issuing a restraint order to Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) elective Annual General Assembly slated for Sunday.
Following the development, it means all Football Association of Malawi (Fam) regional affiliates have been put on hold pending investigations into nomination process.
ACB Director Reyneck Matemba confirmed the development Friday saying the anti graft body received complaints regarding the nomination process.
“We have written the General Secretary for the NRFA and also Football Association of Malawi (Fam) notifying them not to proceed with the Elective Assembly following some complaints on the nomination processes.
“We have launched an investigation just as it is with the other two associations [Central Region Football Association and Southern Region Football Association,” Matemba said.
NRFA General Secretary Masiya Nyasulu confirmed receiving the letter but insisted the association did nothing wrong.
“We have been operating in camps following divisions that emerged after Fam elections in Mangochi. Some insiders are behind as they want to tarnish our reputation,” he said.
Former Fam acting General Secretary George Kaudza Masina hailed ACB for acting on the matter.
“Complaints from all the three regions clearly shows that some dirty things do happen in football in the country and this might have been happening for a long time. Let it be a lesson to all involved as the law will finally take its course,” Masina said.
ACB first issued a stay order to CRFA polls before cracking SRFA with a similar directive.
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