Some well known sportsmen who contested in the May 21 tripartite elections have won and will represent their people in parliament for the next five years.
Former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Sameer Suleman, Nyasa Big Bullets football club director Noel Lipipa and and former Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) football commentator Mike Bango who contested in Kasungu North constituency have all triumphed in the election.
Suleman who was FAM president before the incumbent president took over in 2004 and was the founder of Sammy’s football club which once played in the super league has won the elections in Blantyre City south east.
Former Bullets treasure Chifundo Makande has also won in Balaka south east constituency as well as Chipi Mpinganjira who is the former general secretary for Be Forward Wanderers has been elected member of parliament for Blantyre City central and Malawi Boxing Association (MABA) official Daud Chikwanje will represent Machinga east constituency.
However, some sports men including Nyasa Big Bullets and former Malawi national team midfielder Fisher Kondowe and former national youth football association chairperson Mabvuto Missi who contested in Blantyre city south as well as MABA president Justice Katika in Blantyre Bangwe failed to make it during the elections.
Kondie Msungama, former Bullets chairman has lost in Blantyre City central and Wanderers board of trustees chairperson Rashid Gaffer has lost his contention to represent the people of Blantyre Kabula.
In an interview Mike Bango said it is good that a lot of sports men have made it to parliament this time .
“I think it will be easy to push the sports agenda with one voice as their will be a number of people from the sports sector “, he said.