By Bernard Mhone:
Local soccer legend, Peterkins Kayira, has shelved his political ambitions in favour of vying for Football Association of Malawi’s (Fam) second vice presidency.
Fam is scheduled to hold elections in December.
The former national team midfielder and team manager will face competition from Northern Region Football Association Chairperson Lameck Khonje.
In December last year, Kayira announced that he had joined UTM and would run for public office.
But he said some stakeholders in the game had advised him to quit politics and help in the development of football instead.
“I heeded the call from the stakeholders because I love football. Now I want to join Fam and help in developing the game from within the system. It is not easy to contribute to the game from outside. I believe that Malawi football can change for the better if we work together.
“The problem with our football is that we do not know how to do the right things. We have young talented footballers but they do not have a good backing to excell. The current administration is failing to meet the requirements of football development and I believe my contribution can make a difference,” Kayira said.
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