FIFA Council Election: Walter Nyamilandu wins seat

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has withdrawn his candidature for the African representative to the Fifa Council Member

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Malawi soccer federation head Walter Nyamilandu was elected to the FIFA Council at a special sitting of the Confederation of African representative Football. The decision at a special sitting of the FIFA Council Member grouping at the last minute.

The 46-year-old Nyamilandu was defeated South African FA president Danny Jordaan by 35 votes. A relative unknown in international soccer politics, he joined as one of the seven African representatives. It selection processor votes held at the Caf Congress in Cairo.

Walter Nyamilandu selected to African representative to the Fifa Council Member
Walter Nyamilandu selected to African representative to the Fifa Council Member

FIFA President Gianni Infantino head of the 37 members strategic panel.  Tanzanian Leodgar Tenga, South Africa FA president Danny Jordan, Elvis Chetty from Seychelles and Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu also in the same race with 4 candidates.

After the win, Nyamilandu said ” The Fifa Council is the main decision-making arm of world football’s governing body. I am qualified and experienced to perform this role. I give my best performance and design to FIFA president. I’m young should know that it is an advantage. I have more energy to move around and help football grow in Africa.

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