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Malawi football chief Nyamilandu elected to FIFA council

Malawi football chief Nyamilandu elected to FIFA council

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<p>President of the Football Association of Malawi, Walter Nyamilandu, was elected to the <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Council at a special sitting of the Confederation of African Football (<span class="caps">CAF</span>) Executive Committee in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday. </p> <p>Nyamilandu defeated South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan by 35 votes to 18 after two rounds of voting. The pair had been in a three-way vote along with former Tanzania Football Federation president Leodgar Tenga, who dropped out in the first round.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Council is the main decision-making body of global soccer’s governing organisation, with members drawn from each of soccer’s regional confederations. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">CAF</span> position on the <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Council became open after the resignation of Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi following graft allegations.</p> <p>Nyantakyi was filmed by an investigative journalist in a hotel room appearing to take a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league.</p> <p>Nyantakyi was suspended by <span class="caps">FIFA</span> from his positions on its decision-making Council. He resigned as <span class="caps">GFA</span> president and apologised for what he called his “indiscretion”. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/FaMalawi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>FaMalawi</a> Congratulations to your President Walter Nyamilandu on becoming the new <a href="https://twitter.com/CAF_Online?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"></code>CAF_Online</a> member on the <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFAcom?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>FIFAcom</a> Council. Congratulations my brother. ????ndikuyamikira m'bale wanga. Hope I got my Nyanja/Chicwea right ?. <a href="https://t.co/3rXm8TyD0p">pic.twitter.com/3rXm8TyD0p</a></p>— Fatma Samoura (</code>fatma_samoura) <a href="https://twitter.com/fatma_samoura/status/1046381574994956288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></em></strong></p>
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