Selemani recounts narrow victory
Newly elected Football Association of Malawi (Fam) executive committee member, Muhammad Selemani, has said that it was a miracle for him to get the new post.
Selemani required a re-run against Davis Sado after tying on votes two times during Fam’s elective annual general meeting at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.
“Many thanks to the affiliates and all those who played a role in my triumph. It was really a tough ride for me considering the circumstances I have gone through. God knows best. I shall live to remember this experience. I salute you all,” he said.Advertisement
During the first round of voting Selemani and Sado got five votes each before the two tied 18-18 during the second round of voting.
In the third round of voting, the former Masters Security team manager triumphed 20-16.
Prior to the elections, Selemani had pledged to work with any president who wins the election.
Selemani will leave his post of Legal Adviser at Super League of Malawi following his election as Fam’s committee member.
Meanwhile, Fam President, Walter Nyamilandu, retained his seat after beating challenger, James Mwenda, 23-13, while Jabbar Alide was elected First Vice President following his 21- 15 victory over Daudi Mtanthiko 21-15.
Othaniel Hara retained his post as the association’s Second Vice President after defeating Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Chairperson, Lameck Khonje, 21-15.
On the position of committee members, Rashid Ntelera retained his seat after he got six votes, Madalitso Kuyera and Chimango Munthali were also elected. Fellister Dossi was elected unopposed as Fam executive member after she was the only female candidate nominated for the post.