Flames step up preps in SA today

The Flames flew out to South Africa on Sunday for camp training which is scheduled to start this morning in Mpumalanga Province in preparation for Sunday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifier against Swaziland’s Sihlangu this Sunday. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda on Sunday said the Flames arrived in Johannesburg at…

Mutharika salutes Wanderers

President Peter Mutharika has congratulated the Might Be Forward Wanderers on winning the Carlsberg Cup. “My hearty congratulations to the Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on the deserved and decisive win against a really impressive team, Big Bullets. “Congratulations to the supporters from both teams also for being lively and peaceful. I keenly followed the game…

Turning back hands of time

Bullets, Nomads clash again in Carlsberg final after 12 years A dozen years have passed since local football powerhouses—Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers—clashed in a cup final. Hence, the hands of time will this afternoon turn back the age-old rivarly at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe that will forever define the Blantyre derby. Incredibly,…

chilima to watch carlsberg cup final

  Vice-President Saulos Chilima is expected to be among thousands of spectators of the potentially explosive Carlsberg Cup final between current holders Big Bullets and their age-old rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday. Veep’s press officer Pilirani Phiri confirmed on Thursday that Chilima, who is a staunch Bullets fan,…

Mwando’s Tanzania opponent in today

Brian Mwando’s Tanzanian opponent Mischeck Mwenyenye is scheduled to arrive in the country today through Lilongwe for next Friday’s non-title super-middleweight bout at Robin’s Park in Blantyre. According to promoter of the bout Robin Alufandika of Alufandika Boxing Promotions, Mwenyenye is scheduled to proceed to Blantyre on Saturday to step up his preparations for the…

Bullets, Nomads play hide and seek

Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are playing hide-and-seek on their logistical plans in the countdown to Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. While both teams said they were planning to leave for the capital city on Friday, The Nation yesterday established that Bullets and Nomads were scheduled to depart secretly…

NAM outweighs  FAM on funding

For the first time in Malawi history, Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has received more funding from government than their football counterparts—Football Association of Malawi (FAM). Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) executive secretary George Jana confirmed to The Nation on Tuesday that NAM has been allocated K101 million, K1 million more than FAM’s allocation…

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the North, I would feel ashamed of what I did by defending my party’s move to grab Mzuzu City Deputy Mayor Frazer Chunga’s official vehicle to use it for party functions. That I showed no remorse in my party’s wrongdoing is sheer testimony of how the DPP is…

BB, Nomads complain over Carlsberg final logistics

Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have accused the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) of sidelining them in the organisation of Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final scheduled for Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. However, FAM general secretary SuzgoNyirenda has hit back at both clubs, saying they are just trying to create unnecessary tension. Bullets vice-general secretary…

 ‘Gabadinho’ undergoes another operation

Flames injury-plagued forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango underwent another groin operation recently which will further delay his return to action. Mhango was first operated on his right side in May before undergoing another one on the left side 10 days ago. However, the South Africa-based forward said he is optimistic of bouncing back into action early…

We were below par—Mtawali

Coach Ernest Mtawali has admitted that the Flames performance against Airtel Rising Stars’ select side was below par. He said it has given him and his deputy Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan plenty food for thought ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifier against Swaziland’s Sihlangu. The Flames survived the youthful select side’s scare when they…

Sulom shifts kick-off

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has shifted kick- off of the second round of the TNM Super League by a week from September 5 to 12 because the initial date clashes with the Flames’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland. Sulom treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda, who also acts as the body’s general secretary,…

Kananji snubs BB

Nkhwazi takes over as head coach In a rather intriguing development, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers head coach Elia Kananji turned down advances by his former employers Big Bullets FC to consider returning to the People’s Team. Kananji was among the five names that were thrown into fray for consideration to take over the mantle from…