Nyamilandu inaugurated by FIFA


Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu has officially been inaugurated by FIFA as a Council Member.

The FA boss attended his first ever FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda and was inaugurated by FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday.

And soon after the ceremony, Nyamilandu said he was very delighted to attend his first session with fellow members where important issues were discussed.

Infantino inaugurating Nyamilandu

“It was a privilege attending my first meeting of the FIFA Council in Kigali. A historic moment as I was inaugurated with a FIFA pin by President Gianni Infantino. Great session today with high level of debate amongst members,” he said.

On Thursday, the FA President joined other Council members in paying respect to the victims of the 1994 Genocide at Kigali Memorial Centre.

The FA boss was elected into the Council last month in Egypt during a special election meeting provoked by the resignation of Ghanaian official who was implicated in taking cash bribes.

Nyamilandu won a 35-17 vote in a runoff against Danny Jordaan of South Africa, the head organizer of the 2010 World Cup to fill Africa’s seventh and final seat on the 37-member FIFA strategic panel.