Wednesday, September 4, 2013

FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier: Malawi delegation arrives Thursday

The delegation of Football Association of Malawi to Saturday’s 2014
FIFA World Cup qualifying match against African champions, Nigeria
will land in Abuja on Thursday morning. The contingent will arrive
from Accra, Ghana.

Already, General Secretary of the Football Association of Malawi
(FAM), Mr Suzgo Nyirenda is on ground, having arrived in Nigeria on
Monday, and is now in Calabar to see facilities for himself ahead of
his team’s arrival.

Nyirenda, who fired a letter to world-football governing body, FIFA
last month suggesting that Calabar is not safe for the qualifying
cracker, has turned around to praise the NFF for its professionalism,
maturity and hospitality.

“On behalf of the Football Association of Malawi, I would like to
thank you and the entire Nigeria Football Federation for the warm
welcome that you accorded me and my accountant (advance party) both in
Abuja as well as in Calabar. We are now in Calabar where your Director
of Technical (Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme) gave us a fantastic reception.
Thank you for welcoming us at your offices in Abuja and football is a
unifying factor and we are indeed brothers.

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