Malawi goalkeeping legend Boniface Maganga has announced his candidature for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency ahead of the December 18 elections.
The Yamaha Wanderers legend, who once served as national team goalkeeper coach and team manager, promised to launch his manifesto soon.
Maganga said he had been compelled to stand “because there are so many things that are going wrong and we must do the right things. I will be specific at the right time, but for sure I am standing.”
Maganga fell short of assurance if he has enough support from the often invisible, but powerful FAM nine affiliates who nominate candidates.
Candidates are required to serve mainstream football in any capacity for at least five years going into an election.
He joins incumbent Walter Nyamilandu, Chikwawa United chairperson Owen Chomanika whereas others such as Henry Chibowa and Alick Tahuna have only been approached to stand.
Critics say while Nyamilandu is within FAM constitutional mandate to stand again for a fourth four-year term, it was time for him to leave the stage for others.