Alide’s position at Fam safe


Football Association of Malawi (FAM) vice president Jabber Alibe’s appointment to the High Court has not implication on his position at the country’s football governing body.

The statues under Article 40 (4) states a vacancy can only be created when the current occupant is dead, resign voluntarily, incapacitated or does not attend three consecutive meetings.

FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda who himself used to double up work while for Illovo before resigning to solely focus on football said he finds Alide’s situation not conflicting.

He expressed confidence in his deputy's ability to juggle both jobs and being complacent at one.

Alide himself speaking to the media said he could not comment whether he will have to leave his post at FAM for the higher calling saying he is yet to consult.

He is yet to communicate on what direction he will take, to either have both positions or opt for one.

This is not the first appointment of a football authority to go to the judiciary as history shows retired Chief Justice Richard Banda also served as Fam President in 1988.

Banda was successful as Malawi went on to win the CECAFA in that year.

Alide, a private practice lawyer was appointed on Monday along with Chimwemwe Kamowa and Texious Masoamphande.