Daud Ntanthiko launches manifesto
Aspiring candidate for the position of Super League of Malawi presidency Daud Ntanthiko says he will make sure teams get the most of revenue by making sure they get 51.6 percent of the gate collections gross.
In his manifesto titled ‘transforming elite football from amateur status to professional status’ Ntanthiko says his vision is to have a competitive Super League that favourably competes with its peers from other jurisdiction.
“My manifesto is aimed at ensuring that Super League becomes a competitive, professional, sustainable, effective, entertaining and secure for all manner of people to enjoy the beautiful game of football in Malawi,” Ntanthiko said.
The Southern Region Football Association treasurer said he would lobby with government and stakeholders to increase clubs shares of gate collections to 51.6 percent of the gross.
“I know many people out there say this is a policy issue and that it’s impossible to do this,” Ntathinko said.
“But policies are made by people and can be changed by people as well. Those in power have not even tried to do this. They haven’t even started the process at all.”
The former Silver Strikers vice chairperson said he would also reduce registration fees by 12.2 percent.
Ntanthiko also promised to move Sulom offices to Fam offices at Chiwembe as cost cutting measure and establish a commercial desk to work hand in hand with clubs.
He said once voted in office he would also increase the number of teams from 15 to 16 to improve on fixtures building and abolish direct promotion to Super League and introduce play offs.
Ntanthiko said he was compelled to vie for the position of president to bring positive change to Malawi football after noting that those in power at Sulom had failed to do so.
“They have vowed never to allow football clubs develop in Malawi. The non development of elite football has become their comfort zone.
“Have we lost track of out elite football priorities? They celebrate when teams in the Super League cry, they pretend to sympathise with teams, they pretend to be doing something, but all what they do behind doors is to apply more salt on our wounds.
“So much is happening that fills with pity and shame. We have reached a point where we are fed up with lack of progress, unfulfilled promises and failures to implement sensible projects.
“Time is up for ‘unfinished business’ song. It is with these problems and heartbreaks that I have decided to ask you to let me lead the Super League of Malawi and become president,” he said.
Sulom goes to polls on March 14 to elect new office bearers and Ntanthiko faces incumbent Innocent Bottomani
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