Fam wants organised supporters’ committees
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) says it will facilitate the formation of supporters committees in all the regions to coordinate support for the country’s national football sides.
Speaking in reaction to the emergence of a self-styled new supporters committee for the Flames, Fam general secretary, Suzgo Nyirenda, said it was important to formalise structures for organised national team support.
Over the past few weeks, a group led by vocal Nyasa Big Bullets supporter, Billy Severe, popularly known as Billy One, has been claiming to have replaced Yona Malunga-led committee.
The group claimed that Yona was personalising the committee’s activities.
Nyirenda said Billy One and his group approached Fam on mobilising support for the Flames and the association saw no reason to stop them.
“We are all Malawians and it is our duty to support the Flames in every way we can. We would like to have Flames supporters committees in all regions, so that support for our team is well-coordinated,” Nyirenda explained.
The general secretary noted that the absence of proper guidelines for establishing the supporters committee resulted in office holders ascending to their positions without elections.
“People cannot just be waking up to claim positions without holding any elections,” he added.
The need for supporters committee comes in the wake of Flames engagements in qualifiers for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Malawi play in Guinea on Friday before hosting the West Africans on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium.
Over the years, Raphael Nasimba, has proved to be an enduring figure when it comes to the national team’s support. The former Big Bullets top fan, Nasimba, is a self-styled life-time Flames’ chief supporter.
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