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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has ordered Beach Soccer Association (BSA) to hold elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) within 21 days.

In a letter dated June 4, 2020, from Fam General

Secretary, Alfred Gunda, addressed to BSA executive, the national football governing body has also asked BSA to surrender all beach soccer assets to Fam within seven days.

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“Fam having scrutinised the information at its disposal observed that there is a statutory requirement to renew the mandate of the Beach Soccer Association leadership. It is in view of this that Fam hereby orders that the elections be held within 21 days from the date of this letter,” reads part of the letter.

“In the meantime, Fam in its capacity as a regulator  according to Article 4. of the Beach Soccer Association Constitution, resolved to return the operations and management of the Beach Soccer Association’s activities until election is held and office bearers assume office in line with the statues. The mandate and Assets of Beach Soccer should therefore revert to the custody of Fam and this include depositing any funds for programs into Fam bank account. This should be done within seven days from the date of this letter.”

The current BSA executive committee headed by Kondwani Gondwe agreed in 2018 to continue until 2022 in order to establish structures in the beach soccer playing centres.

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BSA General Secretary, Davis Sado, said the association will respect the order from Fam.

“We are the first ever committee to run the affairs of the game. Fam should have called us for a round table discussion. It might create unnecessary administrative problems within the beach soccer fraternity. Another concern is that there are restrictions on meetings due to Covid-19 so we will be guided on the matter,” Sado said.

Beach Soccer was introduced in 2007 and made its maiden appearance in the Cosafa Beach Soccer Tournament but managed to win silver in 2016 when the tournament was held in Seychelles.

For the past two years, Malawi has been participating in the four Nations Tournament in Tanzania.

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