Bravehearts lose 2nd game at Fiba tourney

  After an impressive start at the Zone VI Fiba Club Basketball Championship in Zimbabwe on Sunday,  Bravehearts women’s team lost their second match to Mozambique champions Lakers Foundation 73-54 on Monday. Malawi’s male representatives Central Knights suffered a 49-151 defeat by Angolan champions De Gosto, which is Africa’s number one basketball team. In the…

Govt, Plan International intensify early pregnancies fight

  Government and Plan International say there is need to formulate laws that impose stiff punishment on men that impregnate young girls. The matter was among issues that Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka  and Plan International chief executive officer Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen discussed during their breakfast meeting in Lilongwe yesterday. Albrectsen is visiting…

Silver slice Bullets lead

Ghanaian Mike Tetteh netted a hat-trick to help Silver Strikers secure a vital 4-1 win over Karonga United and cut the gap with Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets to two points. The Bankers now have 50 points from 25 matches, but Bullets will find solace in the fact that they have three games in…

Malawi plans to host Cosafa tourney

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is planning to bid for the hosting rights of next year’s Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Senior Challenge Cup as it aims at ending a 17-year spell of failure to host a major football tournament. FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda admitted that by not hosting the competitions, the…

Olympic champion to visit  Malawi

  Former British middle distance runner Dame Kelly Holmes will visit Malawi this month for a number of sporting and charitable events, the British High Commission in Lilongwe has said. Holmes, who specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events, won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.…

Youth representation in local institutions poor, says NGO

  Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) has said youth representation is low in decision-making institutions at grassroots level. Cepa project officer Tiwonge Chirwa said they discovered the low youth representation through their My Life My Choice project, which empowers youths to be involved in decision-making processes at local level in the district. Speaking…

Silver, Bullets target wounded men

Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets and second-placed Silver Strikers face relegation-threatened Mafco FC and Dwangwa United respectively this afternoon. Fifteenth positioned Mafco travel to Blantyre bearing in mind that Kamuzu Stadium has become Bullets’ hunting ground. Both the weak and strong have found the going tough at the recently reopened stadium. Teams have huffed…

Local clubs’  ranking  misery  continues

Local clubs have failed to secure places on the Football Database latest rankings which have about 500 African teams, a development which affects local players’ opportunities of securing lucrative deals. The rankings posted on www.footballdatabase.com which were updated last Sunday, has Italian side Juventus at the helm,  while Spanish outfits Real Madrid and  Barcelona are…

4 Silver players shake off injuries

  Silver Strikers have received a major boost ahead of Saturday’s Lilongwe derby against Civil Sporting Club as four of their key players have resumed training after recovering from injuries. Midfielders Jack Chiona and Newman Mwansamale and defender Mike Roberts have missed a couple of matches while goalkeeper Brighton Munthali got injured during a TNM…

Queens preparing to fail?

The 2018 Fast5 Netball World Series throws off next month in Melbourne, Australia, but Malawi Queens, as usual, are yet to start preparations for the tournament that attracts the world’s top six netball teams. This is happening at a time Malawi is yet to recover from an embarrassing performance at Africa Netball Championship in Zambia…

K78m budget for Anisha WBC fight

No Pain No Gain Promotions has pencilled a K78 million budget for the upcoming World Boxing Council (WBC) women’s silver lightweight title fight between Anisha Bashir and Australia pugilist Deanha Hobbs. Bashir, who holds the Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight and Africa Boxing Union lightweight belts, returns to the ring against the undefeated Australian at Bingu…

Silver displace Nomands

Silver Strikers returned to the second position of the TNM Super League after labouring to a 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Nchalo United at Silver Stadium on Saturday. The win, courtesy of a Thuso Paipi second-half goal, also ensured that the bankers closed the gap with leaders Nyasa Big Bullets to six points, with 10 games…