The Malawi Football Association president, Walter Nyamilandu, was elected to the Fifa Council at a special sitting of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Executive Committee in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday.
Nyamilandu defeated South African FA president Danny Jordaan by 35 votes to 18 after two rounds of voting.
The pair had been in a three-way vote along with former Tanzania Football Federation president Leodgar Tenga, who dropped out in the first round.
Jordaan, Nyamilandu-Manda and former Tanzania Football Federation president Leodgar Tenga were contending for spot on the Fifa General Council after Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi stepped down.
Tenga though, fell out of contention after the first round of voting, leaving Jordaan and the former Malawi international footballer to do battle for the vacant Anglophone spot.