Sunday, May 26, 2024

FAM Pres. Haiya Heads to Saudi Arabia for Meeting with FIFA President Infantino


The recently elected President of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Fleetwood Haiya, is set to depart for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Haiya, accompanied by FAM General Secretary Alfred Gunda, has been invited by Infantino.

During their visit, they will also participate in the FIFA World Club Championship and the FIFA football summit. The delegation is anticipated to return on Saturday. Gunda noted that the purpose of the meeting is for Infantino to formally welcome Haiya as the new FAM president.

“Immediately after the elections last Saturday, FIFA got in touch to extend an invitation to the newly elected President. Infantino would like to meet Haiya and officially welcome him to the international football family.

“It will also be an opportunity for the new president to appraise FIFA on his vision for Malawi football as per his transforming Malawi football agenda,” said Gunda

On Sunday Infantino sent an official letter congratulating Haiya for following his ascendancy to the country’ football highest seat.

“Please accept my warmest greetings and sincerest congratulations for your election as President of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).

“Your knowledge and leadership, your passion, and experience will undoubtedly have an important impact on the development of our beautiful game in Malawi. Convinced of the potential of football in the country, you can count on my personal support and the help of FIFA to achieve the goal. The doors of FIFA are always open if you wish to discuss our sport, it’s development and the promotion of its values,” said Infantino.


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