Adelaide Migogo was on Saturday morning elected chairperson of the National Women’s Football Association.
Migogo amassed 13 votes to defeat incumbent Suzgo Ngwira Simbi’s five during elections held in Salima,
In her acceptance speech she promised a new dawn in women’s football choked with poor sponsorship and lack of competitive leagues.
She said: “Colleagues remodeling our precious association requires the harmonious efforts of all of us, especially those of us elected in various positions. Working together, we shall move this great association to greater and admirable heights as never seen before.
“As a new committee, we pledge to listen and to do the difficult things, the big deeds that will put us on the path of irreversible progress. Hold us firmly to account, but please give us a chance first. Together, we shall build a brighter and more productive women’s football association for today, tomorrow and for years to come.
“I whole heartedly commend the electoral steering committee for running a free and fair election. The lapses that did occur were relatively few in number and were immaterial to the final outcome. You did your tasks professionally. Furthermore, I sincerely thank all delegates, for your abiding belief in the seven pillars that will propel our beloved association forward.”
The elections saw Tsalakunja Chimanga and Lustica Gondwe elected vice-chairperson and general secretary unopposed.
Shambashe Kadzamira defeated Bertha Kawanga with 13 votes against her opponent’s five.
Former treasurer Winnie Nyondo has bounced back in the committee after defeating Annie Mseteka with 12 votes against six.
In committee members’ race, Lina Mtegha and Lackson Nyoni were elected with seven and six votes respectively to defeat Violet Bunya who got five votes and Gabriel Chirwa who got no vote.
Chairpersons of the three regional women’s football associations are automatically ex officio members of NWFA.