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The race for Football Association of Malawi (Fam’s) hot seat is heating up following disclosure that outgoing president Walter Nyamilandu will to launch his fourth term manifesto at College of Medicine in Blantyre on Saturday.

According to Southern Region Football Association treasurer, Daudi Mtanthiko, who will also contest for an executive member post, Nyamilandu’s manifesto has tackled various aspects of the game as he aspires to develop the sport further.

“This is the defining moment in which we need to walk together for the betterment of our beautiful game. The president shall outline another extra mile road map on where we are coming from and where he is taking us to and how we are going to achieve together under his leadership,” he said.

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Mtanthiko said Nyamilandu had done a lot for Malawian football after managing to convince the corporate world to support football.

“We should remember that there was a time when we were starving of sponsorship. It took his the initiatives for the country to receive massive support,” he said.

Mtathiko said all stakeholders including affiliates, journalists, club officials, players and analysts were free to attend the launch.

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“There is nothing to hide. The manifesto will provide strategic directions,” he said.

Meanwhile, Fam presidential candidate Wilkins Mijiga said he is planning to launch his manifesto on Monday, December 7, at a venue to be announced later.

“Tentatively I would like to launch it on that date. However, my vision remains the same. I would like to transform football to become a vibrant and viable industry that creates wealth for all stakeholders,” he said.

Last week, another Fam presidential candidate Willy Yabwanya Phiri unveiled his manifesto which promises to improve the welfare of players, inject resources into grassroots football and increase annual subvention.

Yabwanya has also promised to introduce electronic ticketing system and pension scheme.

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