Following fraud allegations that were levelled against Walter Nyamilandu earlier this week, Malawi24 has made efforts to get reactions from his fellow Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential hopefuls, Willy Yabwanya Phiri and Wilkins Mijiga.
Nyamilandu who is vying for a fourth term has had his name tainted after he was implicated in the mismanagement of funds at Illovo Sugar Company where he is an assistant general manager. With backing from the company, he denies any form of foul play saying it is a move against his candidacy.
In an interview with Malawi24, Yabwanya Phiri has said that the allegations are harzadous for a person who is vying for a top office.
However, he was quick to point out that it is as good as going ahead of time to advise the incumbent based on the allegations.
Yabwanya is looking forward to a brighter day this coming Saturday as he prays for a victory in FAM presidential elections which will be held at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.
In a separate interview, Mijiga, who is another challenger to Nyamilandu’s presidency, refused to comment on the matter arguing it is personal and does not concern him as a candidate.
He said: “Honestly I cannot comment on this, I totally have nothing to say because it’s a personal issue in which my comments will be simply nothing but personal attacks.”
Mijiga is also praying for the heavens to smile on him in his efforts to oust Nyamilandu. Just like Yabwanya, it took an appeal for his candidacy to be approved.
Yabwanya and Mijiga promises to employ new tactics that will bring positive change in the administration of soccer in Malawi should any of them be trusted with power. Nyamilandu, however, believes it is now time to harvest as stipulated in his manifesto.