BLANTYRE-( MaraviPost)-The country’s football governing body Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is under fire for sponsoring President Peter Mutharika’s nomination papers submission to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate for this year’s May 21 polls.
Some quarters of the society on Friday questioned the integrity of FAM for sponsoring live broad of President Mutharika’s nomination papers presentation on MBC TV.
The public is amazed with football body’s conduct of impartiality by sponsoring one political party leaving out others during the past week.
But in the press statement released on Monday, February 11, FAM has disputed the claim of sponsoring President Mutharika live coverage.
“The fact of the matter is that FAM did not sponsor any programme as portrayed. FAM entered into an agreement with MBC to broadcast promotional 60 seconds spot adverts, and not programme sponsorship, for the Rough Diamonds Tournament which the Association hosted on 9th and 10th February 2019 at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
“We further would like to assure all our stakeholders that FAM operates independently and is apolitical in the manner in which it conducts its affairs as per its statutes,” reads the statement.