Re-elected Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) president Godfrey Phiri has said his first assignment would be working towards bringing unity in his fold.
Phiri made the statement after getting a new four-year mandate during AAM polls conducted at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in Salima on Saturday.
“We would like to first unite the athletics family; all structures of AAM should be active and very developmental. We would also like make sure our athletes go to international games through qualification, and not on solidarity,” he said.
The elections, which have been described as free and fair by the High Court Judge Sylvester Kalembera-led electoral committee, saw Emmanuel Mlonya collecting 18 votes to become vice-president after beating Haxon Chapasa by 13 votes.
Frank Chitembeya retained the general secretary post when he got all the available 23 votes against Blackson Malamula while Thandi Mbeya took the vice-general secretary seat with 17 against Charles Centi Banda’s six votes.
Christopher Kabwazi is the new treasurer. He polled 14 votes to outsmart Ireen Luka, who got nine. In the battle for vice-treasurer, John Mwathiwa sailed through with 17 votes against Senk Kalowekamo’s eight votes.