The core objectives of FAM are as follows:

Promoting the development of the game at all levels without regard of race, religion, gender and political affiliation.

Promoting and exercising disciplinary control over the game of football in every way it deems fit, in accordance with the “Laws of the Game” published by FIFA and the “Rules of the Association”.

Organizing and running of FAM Cup and other national competitions.

Organizing the participation of Malawi National representative teams in International friendly matches and competitions.

Performing all such activities as may be necessary incidental or conducive to the performance of the above objectives.