Super League of Malawi (Sulom) will hold elections during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March 2020 to fill the vacant position of legal adviser.
Sulom want to replace Muhammad Selemeni, who was elected Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Executive Committee member during elections held on Saturday at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi District.
Sulom President, Tiya Somba Banda, said their constitution states that once their member makes a switch, the vacant position must be fulfilled through elections.
Somba Banda has since urged all interested members who are lawyers by profession to join them in running the elite league.
“In the first place, I would like to congratulate our legal counsel Selemani for being elected as Fam Executive Committee member. Our constitution says it is only through voting that a member, who has left the association, can be replaced. This being a specialised profession, we want lawyers to help us run football,” he said.
Apart from Selemani, Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) and National Youth Association (NYFA) members Madalitso Kuyera and Chimango Munthali have also joined Fam.
SRFA Treasurer Kuyera and NYFA Chairperson Munthali earned positions into Fam board over the weekend.
SRFA Chairperson, Raphael Humba, said his association will fill the vacant position next month.
“Basically, we will see in our committee if there is someone capable of taking over the position. We may go outside looking for someone who is capable of working with us,” Humba said.
Meanwhile, NYFA General Secretary, Thokozani Chimbali, said their vice-chairperson Oswald Lungu has automatically replaced Munthali.
“Our constitution says the vice-chairperson will take over from the chairperson once the chairperson resigns. This means that we need to fill the vacant position of vice chairperson. This process will take place in January where we will meet,” Chimbali said.