The tough spoken Kamuzu Barracks Team Manager Francis Shawa has called for an immediate resignation of Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu from his position saying he has no knowledge of how football should be administered.
Speaking in a post-match interview on Wednesday at Chilomoni Stadium during his side’s 5-3 defeat to Nyasa Big Bullets in the 2017 Carlsberg Cup round of 16 tie, Shawa said Nyamilandu and his entire management must resign for failing to run football in the country.
He told reporters that it was not on for the FA to allocate such a big game at a small stadium hence calling for the resignation of Nyamilandu and his team.
“We have lost yes but I think time has come for Walter Nyamilandu and his entire team to resign from their respective positions because they have failed to run football in this country. Our game against Bullets was too big for this small stadium but the FA decided to use this facility to host such a high tempered match.
“Nyasa Big Bullets has a large following than any other club in Malawi and you saw how fragile the atmosphere was from the word go. Their supporters were all over us and we were ordered not to step our foot inside the pitch by the fans so how did they expect us to give instructions to our players? We tried to reason with FAM to allocate the match to Kalulu Stadium but to no avail so time has come for this administration to go,” he said.
He then pleaded with Malawi Government to come up with an interim committee to run football while waiting for Nyamilandu’s term of office to expire in 2019.
“Malawi Government must come up with a committee to run football in the country while waiting for Nyamilandu’s term of office to expire because if expelled right now, FIFA will be on our neck but it’s good for the Sports Ministry to just come up with an interim committee while awaiting for the current administration to leave office in 2019,” he explained.
The 2012 Carlsberg Cup winners were booted out of the competition by Bullets who won 5-3 in the shoot-out, with the Lilongwe based Soldiers giving away their lead with three minutes to play.
Sammy Chiponda missed his spot kick, allowing Yamikani Fodya to score the winning penalty for the two time Carlsberg Cup champions who progressed into the last eight of the competition.