Walter calm on club sponsorship pledge

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has said despite doubts surrounding the pledge he made to find sponsors for fallen local football giants Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets, he is not in a cold sweat.

The Football Association of Malawi president reiterated on Wednesday that he will live to his word come next year.

“From the comments that have been made, I know there are lots of people that are doubting. Others think it was a campaign gimmick, but mark my words, I will fulfil the promise I made to find sponsorship for both Wanderers and Bullets.

“There is no way I would have stuck my neck out if I knew I was not going to do it,” Nyamilandu said.

He also said apart from securing sponsorship for the two teams, he will fulfil his promise to create a fund to support other Super League clubs that have no sponsorship and professionalise the clubs.

Meanwhile, Bullets chairperson Malinda Chinyama has said his team does not doubt Nyamilandu’s promise, but rather the manner it was made.

“The FAM president went public to announce about the sponsorship promise before coming to us, that was our worry. It was as if we were desperate beggars.

“However, our door is open for anyone, including the FAM president, who would want to help us acquire sponsorship. We hope he [Nyamilandu] will approach us on the issue,” Chinyama said.

On the other hand, Wanderers vice-general secretary Richard Kambalame said the Nomads have no reason to doubt Nyamilandu’s promise because they hold him in high esteem.

“We are sure that at an appropriate time, he will come to brief us on the developments,” Kambalame said.

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