Fam finalises arrangements for NWFA polls
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Wednesday set the stage for National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) elections by writing regional women’s football committees to confirm the list of delegates to cast their votes at Sunbird Livingstonia Hotel in Salima on Saturday.
The elections will take place during NWFA’s elective general assembly.
A letter dated April 11 2023 and signed by Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda notified the committees that the deadline for submission and confirmation of delegates’ names for the assembly was yesterday, Wednesday.
“We request you to submit the final list of names of delegates to the elective general assembly, 72 hours before the general assembly by regional associations with attached passport size photos for the candidates and delegates.
“Provide Fam with the list of observers and media members who NFWA will accredit, confirmation of the name of the venue for the general assembly and provide agenda for the general assembly,” the letter reads.
The letter is also asking candidates to provide an independent monitor of their own for the elections.
NWFA General Secretary Lina Mtegha confirmed receiving Fam’s letter on the matter.
“We have already informed all the delegates and submitted all the necessary requirements to Fam as requested and all the candidates have also been informed accordingly,” Mtegha said.
Meanwhile, one of the candidates for the position of president, Adelaide Migogo, has said she is ready for the polls and is hopeful of carrying the day.
“For a long time, girls in this country have been denied a proper platform to showcase their footballing skills and talent. This is why we have not been able to export more players abroad. Time has come for this to change and the change is here as I will be president come Saturday,” Migogo said.
Migogo is challenging incumbent Suzgo Ngwira.
Ngwira was not readily available for a comment.
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