FIFA Council Member Nyamilandu advises FA’s on good relationship with government
The FIFA Council Member (Africa) Walter Nyamilandu has advised Football Associations in the continent to have good working relationships with their respective governments.
Nyamilandu who is also President of the Malawi FA made the remarks when officially opening a two-day FIFA Infrastructure workshop in Blantyle on Wednesday.
Lazarus Victor Mobutu, the South Sudan Football Association Finance Manager is part of the 34 participants from 15 African countries attending the workshop at the Ryalls Hotel.
“Most Associations have failed to make progress in infrastructure development due to poor working relationship with respective governments,” noted Nyamilandu.
He made it clear that it is good to have good working relationships because governments also offer other incentives like tax holidays on construction materials.
Nyamilandu called upon all participants to learn the best practices and professionalize their different Associations on how to use the meager resources to upgrade and maintain the facilities.
“Good infrastructure cannot come on its own without good advice – that’s why we call upon our technical experts to guide us over the course of two days on the best practices in terms of infrastructure development,” he said
The participants have come from Cape Verde, Egypt, Eritrea, Swaziland, Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.