With less than five days to go before the much anticipated Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Nkopola in Mangochi, presidential hopeful Willy Yabwanya Phiri says his administration will improve players’ welfare in the country.
Speaking during his manifesto launch on Friday, Yabwanya Phiri said time has come to treat players with the respect they deserve.
He said it was not right to show concern and contribute money to help funeral and burial arrangements when someone is deceased instead of helping him whilst alive.
He gave an example of former Flames and Big Bullets left back late Douglas Chirambo who died in April this year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor but failed to undergo treatment in South Africa due to financial constraints.
“One issue that pains me deeply and won’t go without mentioning is how Douglas Chirambo died.”
“We would have saved him had it been that our association took an initiative to give him the much needed support medically. As such, my administration will make sure that measures are put in place to deal with such issues urgently,” he said.
Yabwanya Phiri will battle it out against the incumbent FA president Walter Nyamilandu and Wilkins Mijiga on 12 December.