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I will be back— Mwenda

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Former Football Association of Malawi (Fam) First Vice President, James Mwenda, says he will consider returning to football administration in the near future.

Mwenda disclosed in an interview soon after losing 23-13 to Walter Nyamilandu during the association’s polls held at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi on Saturday.

“Obviously, I am a football person and I will come back to football administration. But life has to go on and I will be available to provide advice to everyone,” he said.

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Mwenda served as Fam’s Vice President from 2015 having also been an executive committee member.

But his loss means he will be out of football administration for the next four years.

After the elections, Nyamilandu said it was a day of mixed feeling after his close friend lost.

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“My friend [Mwenda] lost but he wanted this position so much,” he said.

The assembly also elected Jabbar Alide as Fam’s First Vice President when he defeated Daudi Mtanthiko 21-15 votes whereas Othaniel Hara retained his post as Fam Second Vice President after defeating Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Chairperson, Lameck Khonje, by the similar margin.

Alide previously served as Fam Executive member for two terms whereas Hara retained his status.

On the position of committee members, Rashid Ntelera retained his seat after he got six votes, Madalitso Kuyera and Chimango Munthali were also elected as committee members after getting seven and nine votes, respectively. Muhammad Selemani needed a re-run to be elected as committee member after defeating Davis Sado 20 to 16 votes.

Fellister Dossi was endorsed as Fam executive member after she was the only female candidate nominated for the post.

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