Football Association of Malawi (Fam) and National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) say they are saddened by the death of women’s football administrator Hellen Chavula who died after a short illness in Mzuzu on Friday.
Her death comes just after a month after the football fraternity also lost former Fam vice president Steve Msambira and veteran commentator Elias Kapangama.
NWFA chairperson, Suzgo Ngwira, described Chavula’s death as a great loss.
“She was very dedicated and a humble person. She was also an advisor to us and we have lost. She helped to develop women’s football as an executive member.
“Hellen [Chavula] was an asset in women’s football development because she has been there since the inception of the game in the country.
“She was a great woman, friendly, humble and was always there when we needed her help. We have learnt a lot from her over the years and we will miss her,” Ngwira said.
Fam President, Walter Nyamilandu, was equally saddened by the death.
“In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to the family of Chavula our heartfelt condolences. On behalf of the members of the Malawi football community, I hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness,” reads part of the statement released yesterday.
Chavula was until her death NWFA executive member.
She was ushered into NWFA executive committee during the association’s electoral congress in Mangochi on April 13 last year.
Chavula served as Treasurer for Northern Region Women’s Football Committee.
Chavula’s remains are expected to be buried at Luhomero in Mzimba District Monday.