Austin Ajawa, Raphael Humba finally endorsed
Central Region Football Association (CRFA) Chairperson Austin Ajawa and his Southern Region counterpart Raphael Humba retained their seats unopposed during elections held in Salima and Mangochi District, respectively, over the weekend.
This means Ajawa and Humba have been given fresh mandates to run their respective associations for another four years.
The polls took place despite Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS)’ order for Football Association of Malawi (Fam) to withhold the process until all concerns were addressed.
However, Fam defied the order, saying MNCS has no mandate to interfere with the running of football in the country.
Goodall Chinjoka was also confirmed CRFA Vice Chairperson whereas Patrick Mbalati also went through unopposed in a similar position for Southern Region Football Association (SRFA).
Charles Selemani was elected CRFA Treasurer after defeating Mwera Gondwe 18- 15 whereas Mike Tembo got no vote.
The position of vice treasurer went to Hastings Chilunga, who amassed 21 votes while Bwanali Missi and Andy Chisale got eight and four votes, respectively.
Wales Kazonde, Kondwani Kandiado, Charles Chimanjamanja, Paul Kampira, Joseph Kamanga and Gersham Gwaza were elected CRFA Executive Committee members.
Fam Executive Member Rashid Ntelera, who was the presiding officer for the polls, described the process as free and fair.
“The elections have been a success and everything went on well,” Ntelera said.
In the Southern Region, SRFA General Secretary Dyless Kachala and his vice Kingsley Simbeye also retained their posts unopposed.
The trend continued during voting for the post of treasurer, with Pharaoh Phiri facing no opposition as was the case with his vice, Rajab Namalaka.
William Mbalati, Anderson Chuma, Francis Malunguza, Daniel Mbetewa, Evance Sulani and Tiziona Banda were voted in as committee members.
Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) was the first to hold polls last weekend and, as expected, NRFA Chairperson Lameck Khonje and General Secretary Masiya Nyasulu retained their respective posts without a fight.