Fam Exco to appoint new sub-technical chairperson


The Football Association of Malawi (Fam) will appoint a new chairperson of the Sub Technical Committee at its quarterly executive committee meeting later this month.

The new chairperson will replace Tiya Somba-Banda, who has relinquished the post after he lost Super League of Malawi (Sulom) presidency to Fleetwood Haiya, during the elections held in Mangochi last weekend.

By losing the election, he also lost the status as Fam executive member.


In an interview Friday, Fam president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the development.

“All Sub Committees are headed by Executive Members except for the Judiciary Committees, which are independent. This means Somba-Banda ceases to be Chairperson of the Technical Sub Committee,’’ Nyamilandu said.

According to Fam statutes, the Sub Technical Committee shall be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the game such as coaching, grassroots and youth development, women football, beach soccer and futsal.


National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) Chairperson Suzgo Ngwira is the current vice chairperson.

Other members are Kelvin Mmangisa, Julius Mithi, Yasin Osman, Humphreys Mvula and National Football Coaches Association (NFCA) Chairperson Aubrey Nankhuni.

In the absence of the chairperson, Ngwira will be responsible for all matters of the committee. Somba- Banda yesterday said he will leave the role a happy person having served the role when the Flames qualified for the third Africa Cup of Nations finals.

“Taking Malawi to the Africa Cup of Nations finals is everyone’s dream,” Somba- Banda said.

The committee recommended the hiring of Marian Mario Marinica as Technical Director before he was appointed Flames coach-replacing Meck Mwase.

Among others, the committee shall analyse the basic aspects of football training and technical development in football.

It shall be in charge of Fam’s development programmes, devising and proposing the support and programmes provided to the members of Fam and providing advice to the executive on development matters in general.

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