FAM weary of Kamuzu Stadium state

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it is taking precautionary measures to rehabilitate some areas at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspects the facility ahead of the  2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ (Afcon) qualifier against Swaziland. The match is scheduled for September 4. FAM general secretary (GS)…

  Public affairs officer of Blantyre Water Board (BWB), I would realise that it is grossly unfair to our customers to keep mum on water shortages rocking parts of the commercial city. If only I were madam Mateyu, I would appreciate that water is life and that it is unfair for residents of some parts…

BB fire coach, TD

Domestic football powerhouse Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday fired coach Franco Ndawa and technical director Billy Tewesa, barely two days after the team’s exit from the Carlsberg Cup. The club’s interim general secretary Kelvin Moyo confirmed the development, saying the decision was made at an executive committee meeting held on Sunday in Blantyre which was attended…

Bullets players get their signing-on fees

  Nyasa Big Bullets FC yesterday paid their players outstanding signing-on fees amounting to K42 million. The club’s interim general secretary (GS) Kelvin Moyo and captain Chiukepo Msowoya confirmed the development in separate interviews yesterday. “As per agreement, the sponsors Nyasa manufacturing Company [NMC] have released the K42 million loan and it has been duly…

  I am told that as a boy growing up in Goliati Village, Thyolo District, President Peter Mutharika’s favourite pass-time was hunting mice (mbewa) while his peers preferred playing football and dancing Tchopa. I was, therefore, not surprised when he asked Malawians recently to diversify on food and eat mbewa and ‘zitchetche’ (or was it…

BB meets Gona’s K1m surgery shortfall

At long last. Nyasa Big Bullets injured goalkeeper Vincent Gona can now breath a sigh of relief as the team’s sponsors—Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC)—have met the K1 million shortfall needed for his back injury. Gona needed K3.6 million for the surgery and part of it was raised from a friendly match involving his club and…

No permanent coach for queens

  Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has said the Queens’ next coach will still be engaged on part-time basis due to financial challenges. NAM president Rosy Chinunda said the development follows government’s  trimming of their proposed budget for the current financial year from about K300 million to K32 million. “In the proposed budget that was…

Sulumba makes it

  His deal at the then South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Jomo Cosmos might have fallen through, so did the Danish trials. But the gods of football seem to have finally smiled on Nyasa Big Bullets burly forward Muhammad Sulumba who has made the grade at another PSL side Polokwane City. The club’s…

Mwawi back home for a breather

New Zealand-based netball star Mwawi Kumwenda arrived in the country yesterday for a three-month off-season holiday with a plea to the corporate world and well-wishers to assist the Queens as they look forward to starting their preparations for the 2016 Fast5 World Netball Series to be held in Melbourne, Australia, in October. “We can only…

  Watching the Rio Olympics swimming highlights of a genius that is Michael Phelps winning his 23rd Olympic gold on television on a lazy Sunday, reminded me of my homeboy from Nkhata Bay called Budula who left me a little out of my breath with his swimming skills. He pinched a big fish called batala…

48 foreign coaches line up for flames job

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said hiring of an expatriate coach for the Flames remains an option although government ruled out such a possibility due to lack of funds. Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia told Parliament in June this year that government cannot afford a foreign coach. However, FAM general secretary…

  Watching the Rio Olympics swimming highlights of a genius that is Michael Phelps winning his 23rd Olympic gold on television on a lazy Sunday, reminded me of my homeboy from Nkhata Bay called Budula who left me a little out of my breath with his swimming skills. He pinched a big fish called batala…

14  boxing refs/judges attain international badges

  Fourteen local boxing referees-cum-judges have attained international badges after passing the Africa Boxing Union (ABU) and World Boxing Council (WBC) course held in Lilongwe in May this year. Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) publicity secretary Frank Chibisa described this as positive development for Malawi boxing. “A total of 35 participants from different countries…

Nomads outclassed

  Be Forward Wanderers were left searching their souls yesterday after yet another shambolic display that saw them lose to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC 2-4 in their last TNM Super League first round fixture at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The Nomads, who appeared horribly and repeatedly fragile at the back, have finished the first round…

Game  bonuses  unpacked

  As expected, age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers, who enjoy an annual sponsorship package in excess of K100 million each, lead in paying players game bonus incentives. According to Weekend Nation findings, the Nomads top the ladder in terms of incentives for a win as they pay their players K30 000…