Malinda bows out of Sulom
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Treasurer Malinda Chinyama has said he will not seek re-election when the body goes to polls on February 25 in Mangochi.
Chinyama said despite securing nominations to contest, he felt it necessary to pull out of the race to give others a chance to serve “the beautiful game”.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets director and chairperson said he would like to pave the way for Bullets Vice President Fleetwood Haiya to stand for Sulom presidency.
“We share the same background with Fleetwood as we come from Bullets family. Therefore, it was only logical for one of us to contest and let the other positions be taken by other Super League teams. Having been in the system already, I felt it was necessary to drop out and let Fleetwood stand. I urge clubs to look at his manifesto fairly.
“Earlier I was also approached by another candidate [Alli Mwachande] who asked me to consider withdrawing. However, I was also consulting to make an informed decision,” he said.
Mwachande welcomed Chinyama’s withdrawal, saying he had learnt a lot from him.
“It is about giving each other a chance to serve the game. Having been learning from him, I will still be consulting him,” he said.
Meanwhile, Crowe Horwath Malawi, an auditing firm hired to manage the elections, will release names of eligible candidates this morning.
The firm’s director Chifundo Makande said one candidate has been nominated on two positions.
“Therefore, the candidate will decide on which position he will contest as it is not allowed to stand on two posts,” he said.
The nomination process closed on Saturday.