By Anthony Isaiah Jr:
…………….Preferred Candidate for Sulom Presidency……..
Karonga United Football Club has endorsed Nyasa Big Bullets Vice President, Fleetwood Haiya as their preferred Candidate to win the Super League of Malawi elections.
General Secretary for the Club, Ramsey Simwaka said they want to see changes and they believe that Haiya has shown it that he has potential to make the Malawi’s Elite League attractive.
“As Karonga United this time around we want changes at Sulom. As Karonga United we have agreed to change some positions [at Super League of Malawi]. When we look at our football in Malawi, things are not going well, we need to change our system. We have opted to support Fleetwood Haiya because we have seen what he is doing on the ground. We can’t wait for him to say that he wants our votes, we are behind him. We are declaring that we are behind Haiya, we want to change to see the way things are going to be run [at the Sulom].
Haiya has announced that he will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, 24th January 2023 in Blantyre to officially announce his stand on the matter.
Nyasa Big Bullets have allowed their President to go for the post.
The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has opened the nomination process ahead of the 25th February Elective General Assembly which will see new figures being thrown into powers.
The Nomination started on Friday, and will run up to 17 February, 2023, five days before the elections.
In a statement released the Sulom, Clubs have been urged to nominate figures who are criminal-free in the past seven years and have been active in football for a period of 5 years and should be above 24 years old.
“Any nomination by qn affiliate of Sulom, which is entitled to vote at Annual General meeting, shall be proposed by one affiliate and nomination shall be signed by the Chairperson and General Secretary/ CEO affiliate proposing,” reads part of the statement in part.
Haiya is expected to go toe to toe with incumbent Sulom President, Tiya Somba Banda though he is yet to officially announce his stand on the elections.