Airtel Top 8 draws Lilongwe derby

  Inaugural Airtel Top 8 winners Silver Strikers will start their title defence at home against cross-city rivals Civil Sporting Club in the quarter-finals following a draw held last night at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe. Blantyre rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have for the second time in a row managed to…

Bullets down KB

  Yet again. Nyasa Big Bullets underlined their supremacy over Kamuzu Barracks (KB) with a narrow 1-0 win at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Burly forward Chiukepo Msowoya swung upfield to plant home the lone goal five minutes into the game from a Yamikani Fodya well-curled corner-kick to ensure that the People’s Team bagged full points…

Wanderers admit being in bad shape

  TNM Super League defending champions Be Forward Wanderers have conceded that they are struggling to discover their top form having failed to win a game during the four-team Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Charity Shield at the weekend. The Nomads lost to Silver Strikers 2-0 in the semi-finals on Saturday before conceding a 1-0…

BB retain FAM Charity Shield

  Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday retained the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Charity Shield after outclassing Silver Strikers  3-0 at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. It is Bullets’ third consecutive time to win the shield since its inception in 2016. Lilongwe-based Silver beat TNM Super League champions Be Forward Wanderers 2-0 to book a final…

Junior Flames kick-start Afcon campaign

The Malawi Under-20 national team faces Swaziland in the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) preliminary round first leg qualifier at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe this afternoon. Most players in this team have showed glimpses of heroism when playing abroad. Who can forget their winning of bronze at the Under-17 Cosafa Youth…

Moyale protest Kuda’s Silver deal

  Moyale Barracks have expressed shock at claims by Silver Strikers that striker Kuda Muyawa has signed for the Bankers, saying he is still contracted to them. The Mzuzu-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side’s general secretary Captain Isaac Banda was reacting to his Silver counterpart Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda’s claims on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) that…

Zambia win swimming tourney

  Zambia emerged overall winners of the Africa Swimming Confederation (Cana) Zone IV Championship after hauling 82 medals and bagging 2 309 points. The four-day competition, which attracted 14 countries, was held at Africa Bible College (ABC) in Lilongwe. Zimbabwe were runners-up with 1 402 points while South Africa, which netted 55 medals and 1…

Clubs lack   strategy on  commercial  drives

  Super League clubs are struggling to implement commercialisation initiatives because they lack workable strategies, Weekend Nation has established. Backed by Fifa spearheaded club licensing system (CLS) which encourages clubs to run professionally, clubs in the country have over the years been solidifying their gospel of becoming thoroughly commercial. From selling merchandise to SMS promotions,…

Swimming not for elite only—Kasaila

  Government says swimming should not be for the elite only and has pledged to ensure that all Malawians are offered an opportunity to participate in the sport. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila said this on Tuesday when he opened the Africa Swimming Confederation (Cana) Zone IV Championship. The 14-nation…

Swimming tourney gets underway

  Malawi is hosting the Africa Swimming Confederation (Cana) Zone IV Swimming Championship at Africa Bible College (ABC) in Lilongwe starting this  morning. Swimmers are expected from 14 countries. Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zambia arrived in the country  on Monday while those from Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Uganda and Angola were…

No new deal for Bello

  Be Forward Wanderers says it will not renew striker Amos Bello’s contract, ending two years of association with the Nigerian. Bello’s contract will expire on Wednesday next week, according to his manager David Kamwendo who said that Wanderers had not shown interest to retain the forward. In an interview yesterday, Nomads chairperson Gift Mkandawire…

OPC gives Civil’s CAF plans green light

  Civil Sporting Club’s bid to play Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) club tournaments next year has the backing of its sponsor, the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC). Deputy Secretary responsible for administration Rashid Mtelera said OPC has challenged the club to qualify for either CAF Champions League or Confederations Cup. He said: “We…

What’s there to show for?

He arrived with fanfare of a messiah and a reputation for delivering success from trash. But like many Malawi national team coaches before him, Ronny van Geneugden is marking his first anniversary with a bitter taste of failure in his mouth. Geneugden (RVG) took over last April, after signing a three-year deal. He has claimed…

Referee Kwimbira-Nzika shines at Sports Awards

Fifa referee Bernadetter Kwimbira-Nzika had a memorable night after she scooped two accolades during the Malawi National Council of Sports organised Sports Awards held at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on Friday. She was named the best in the referees/umpires/judges category before she scooped the sportsperson of the year, an accolade that overrode all…