FAM sets 21 days for regional association polls

FAM

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has instructed regional football associations to convene elective general assemblies within 21 days.

This follows the clearance from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) which halted the associations' polls after some people had expressed dissatisfaction with the way the nomination processes were handled in the Central, Southern and Northern Regions.

In its recommendations, ACB ordered FAM to facilitate the regional elections.

A statement released by FAM director of communications, Gomezgani Zakazaka on Friday, said the association's Executive Committee made the decision after the virtual emergency meeting held on February 17.

"The Executive Committee of the Football Association of Malawi (the Executive Committee) deliberated the report that was issued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Regional Football Association Nominations and Elections and also reviewed a legal opinion that was submitted by its Ad Hoc Legal Committee.

"In line with the Regional Football Association statutes and Article 75 of FAM Statute, the Executive Committee made the following resolutions; 1. That the Regional Football Associations should convene Elective General Assemblies within 21 days from the date of this notice; 2. That fresh nomination forms should be submitted to FAM through the office of the General Secretary with a copy duly sent to the General Secretary of the Regional Football Associations within 10 days," reads the statement.

The regional associations have been operating at the mercy of FAM which extended their mandates which expired at the end of last year.