CAF champs league prize at K1.8bn

Nyasa Big Bullets stand to earn a cool $2.5 million (about K1.8 billion) in prize money if they can defy the odds to win the 2018/19 edition of the Total CAF Champions League. According to the new prize cycle of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) inter-club tournaments which runs from 2017 to 2020, the…

  Democratic Progressive party (DPP) regional governor for the South, I would feel ashamed to insult women who belong to other political parties, in particular UTM, as I did during a political rally in Blantyre’s Ndirande Township. If I were ‘Chikuni cha Utsi’, I would appreciate that the Constitution gives every citizen the right to…

No low-spec Flames replicas for now

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says the first consignment of Flames’ replica jerseys do not include low-spec items as it earlier pledged. When the association secured a deal with Flames’ new kit sponsor—International Sports Apparel Design Institute (Isad)—its president Walter Nyamilandu said the deal would include production of low and high-spec  material to accommodate…

Peter Banda tries his luck at Pirates

  Griffin Young Stars and Under-23 national football team forward Peter Banda is now trying his luck at South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Orlando Pirates. For the past two weeks, Banda was undergoing trials at another PSL side Bidvest Wits, but according to his manager Griffin Saenda Jnr who is also his uncle,…

Silver out of title race

  Silver Strikers are now out of the race for the TNM Super League title following their goalless draw against rookies TN Stars in Kasungu on Sunday. With only two games before wrapping up their league assignments, the Central Bankers are second with 53 points—seven points behind leaders Nyasa Big Bullets—who have played two games…

BB coach says loss a wake-up call

  Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa says their first TNM Super League loss to Masters Security on Saturday should act as a wake-up call. Prior to the 1-0 loss at Dedza Stadium, the People’s Team had basked in the luxury of going 25 league matches unbeaten. The newly-recruited Zimbabwean tactician said they now need…

Nomads captain, supporters clash

  Be Forward Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr has fallen out with the club’s main supporters committee which is demanding that he be removed as skipper. In a statement released on Saturday, Manyozo accuses a section of the supporters’ leadership of plotting his downfall by, among other things, claiming that he was in the forefront…

BB clubhouse, head  office to open Jan 1

Nyasa Big Bullets have unveiled their ambitious plans to open a club house and set up a head office in Blantyre on New Year’s Day next year. The People’s Team’s director responsible for technical issues Malinda Chinyama said this during the launch of the club’s commercial drive in Blantyre on Wednesday. “We are planning our…

CAF speaks on delay to release draws

  Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the delay to release the draw of the 2019 Africa club tournaments was due to a “special situation”. The draws were made on Saturday in Morocco during a CAF Adhoc Committee meeting. Two Malawian clubs—Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers—have joined the Champions League and Confederation Cup, respectively.…

Grudge derby

An axe to grind. Capital city rivals Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club have scores to settle this afternoon when they clash in a Fisd Challenge Cup round of 16 at Silver Stadium. Thousands of fans will troop to the Area 47 arena for the latest episode in the never ending duel for supremacy in…

Gaba in Portugal for trials

Flames forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango was set to start trials at Portuguese outfit Vitoria Futebol Clube on Tuesday after arriving in the City of Setubal on Monday. The South Africa-based forward, who has been reduced to a sideshow at Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Bidvest Wits, said he is hoping to impress. “I am ready…

Banda, Swini retain Moz title

Malawian internationals—midfielder Frank Banda and goalkeeper Charles Swini’s club União Desportiva do (UD) Songo—has retained the Mozambican top-flight Mocambola League with a game to spare. UD Songo have 58 points with a game to wind up the season while second-placed Ferroviario de Nampula have 54 points also with a game to go which even if…

It’s ‘Neba’s’ title—Nomads

  Reigning champions Be Forward Wanderers have swallowed their pride and conceded that their age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets have run away with the 2018 TNM Super League title. The Nomads chairperson Gift Mkandawire was reacting to his team’s one-all draw against Silver Strikers on Saturday. Wanderers lie third in the 16-team top-flight league with…

Nomads suspend, fine Kamwendo

  Be Forward Wanderers have slapped their midfielder Joseph Kamwendo with a four-match suspension and a K50 000 fine following his bust-up with team manager Stevie Madeira during their TNM Super League match against Silver Strikers on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Kamwendo lost his cool after being substituted in the second half and…

Queens finish fourth

  Malawi Queens missed their top-three finish target at the Fast5 Netball World Series by a whisker,  but still bowed out with their heads held high after improving on last year’s performance. In what was an entertaining fight to the end, New Zealand’s Kiwis overcame Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls 34-33 in the battle for gold, with…