President of Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Walter Nyamilandu has promised to keep his integrity ahead of the association’s presidential polls set for 12th December following allegations that he has been involved in a massive fraud at Illovo Sugar Company.
Nyamilandu along with other employees of Illovo are alleged to have played dirty in management of financial resources at the company.
The news has come with about a week before the former Flames defender fight for the defence of his seat and the claim has potential to jeopardize his chances of emerging triumphant.
However, the Fam presidential candidate has denied any wrongdoing, arguing the allegations are meant to reduce his chances of a fourth term at the helm of the soccer governing body.
He ha since vowed to do whatever it takes to prove his innocence.
In defence of Nyamilandu, who is assistant general manager for the sugar manufacturing company, Irene Phalula, Illovo spokesperson, has said the fraud claims on Nyamilandu’s head are unfounded therefore should not be taken to be true.
It has been reported that two employees of the company have been suspended in connection with the fraud.
Nyamilandu has served as president of Malawi soccer administrative body for 12 years and should he mantain his seat, he will take his tenure to 16 years.
In this year’s presidential run, he faces two other contenders, Willy Yabwanya Phiri and Wilkins Mijiga.
The economics graduate wishes to go into the presidential fight as innocent as his opponents hence applying efforts to keep his hands clean beyond reasonable doubt.
In a related development, the incumbent Fam leader, during a Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) Fam Presidential Candidates debate last Saturday, challenged a participant that if the association’s accounts were to be audited today he will come out clean.
He was responding to a question concerning funding which is anually allocated to Fam from world soccer governing body FIFA.