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All set for National Youth Football Association polls

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National Youth Football Association (NYFA) is set to elect new office bearers this evening at Police Officers’ Mess in Mzuzu.

The polls come hot on the heels of a similar process undertaken by other affiliates of the Football Association of Malawi and will be conducted with a day to go before the national finals of the FMB Under 20 League at Mzuzu Stadium.

Several aspirants are set to go unopposed.

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Outgoing Vice General Secretary, Chimango Munthali, will run unopposed for the post of Chairperson whereas Oswald Lungu is also unchallenged for the position of vice chairperson.

Tiyenkhu Chavula, who is aspiring for the post of treasurer and Dan Makiyi, an aspirant for the post of vice general secretary, will also go unopposed.

But the real battle will involve outgoing General Secretary, Thokozani Chimbali, who is seeking re-election and challenger James Sawerengera.

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The final contest will see four aspirants battling for two executive member positions and the battle will draw Joel Magola, Gomezgani Mkandawire, McLoud Munthali and Wasauka Nyirenda.

Legal advisor Christopher Tukula is also set to go unopposed.

Chimango Munthali said he has a vision for the country’s youth football and the absence of a challenger will not make him complacent.

“I want the league to develop further. We must saturate all the districts with junior league structures and we will start from under-14 to under-20,” he said.

In the national finals that kicks-off today, Fish Eagles face Ntopwa Super Boyz whereas Malema play Silver Youth.

The champions will get K1 million with the runners-up pocketing K600,000.

Over 120 teams across the country took part in this year’s competition, which is organised by NYFA.

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