The National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) has co-opted Maggie Kathyanga as the new executive committee member replacing late Hellen Chavula who died in May this year after a short illness.
This was agreed during the executive meeting held at Mpira Village in Blantyre over the weekend. Kathyanga is based in Nkhota-Kota District.
NWFA General Secretary Linah Mtegha confirmed the development Sunday.
“We agreed that we should co-opt a member as the constitution gives us power to co-opt a new member who will be confirmed during the annual general meeting. We are looking forward to working with her and we hope she will bring new ideas to develop the game,” Mtegha said.
Kathyanga has joined Violet Bunya, Lustica Gondwe, Ivy Zimba and Tsalakunja Chimanga as NWFA executive committee members.
According to Mtegha, the committee also held several meetings with some of the key stakeholders including women’s football clubs aimed at resolving the differences. Football is still suspended in the country due to Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Mtegha urged coaches and players to remain focused on individual trainings at home to keep fit while waiting for the authorities to lift the ban on safe return of the game.
In a separate interview, Kathyanga said she was excited and promised to take the game to the next level.
“I feel humbled and I promise to work extra hard to ensure that we take the game to the next level,” she said.
The Suzgo Ngwira-led executive committee was ushered into office in April last year in Mangochi.