Queens captain ruled  out of Fast5 tourney

The Malawi Queens will be without their inspirational captain and goal defender (GD) Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira at the Fast5 World Netball Series next month as she is on maternity leave. Newly-appointed coach Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda and the player herself confirmed the development in separate interviews yesterday. The Kukoma Diamonds captain is currently the longest-serving and the…

Saenda returns as queens coach

  Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda believes his return as national netball team coach will help bring back the  days when the now battered-and-bruised Malawi Queens basked in the global limelight as a force to reckon with. Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) yesterday confirmed to have offered the Kukoma Diamonds mentor a three-month contract alongside Blue Eagles…

I would be honest on the reasons why I have quit my People’s Party (PP) because what is coming out is contrary to claims that I want to concentrate on my spiritual life. If I were the former PP spokesperson, while it is my right to join a political party of my choice, I would…

FAM starts consulting on next Flames coach

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it has embarked on a consultative process with its stakeholders regarding the hiring of the next Flames coach. The position is vacant following the expiry of caretaker coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan’s one month contract on September 10. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said: “We are not going to…

‘Sports bodies need overhaul’

    Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa has said some officials who are running sports bodies have overstayed and need to be replaced with vibrant, fresh and creative minds to breath in a new lease of life. The minister did not cite any names, but some presidents that have served…

  I would heed the call by Vice-President Saulos Chilima to slow down on child births for the country to achieve meaningful socio-economic development. If I were a Malawian who loves my country, I would take it upon myself to play a role to devise measures that can help the country tackle overpopulation and its…

Big blow

  The Carlsberg Cup final and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier played at Kamuzu Stadium this September, could be the last high-profile matches for Blantyre unless the facility wears a new face. Once the newly-constructed Bingu National Stadium opens next month, the facility will take over hosting of such all matches, including…

  After quite a while, Flames self-proclaimed chief supporter Yona Malunga paid me a visit in the count down to the recent dead rubber 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland’s Sihlangu. He had a packet of biltong in one hand and cheese in the other. He offered me part of the biltong but…

BB shelve plan to engage ramadhan

  An impressive start to the TNM Super League second round has forced Nyasa Big Bullets to shelve plans to get Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan back on board as head coach. Ramadhan’s one-month contract with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) as Flames caretaker coach expired on Saturday and the People’s Team chairperson Noel Lipipa claimed they had…

Gaba delighted with first goal

  Malawian forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango said he felt like flying after scoring his first goal for his South African outfit Bidvest Wits in a MTN8 semi-final match against Cape Town City in Johannesburg on Saturday. Mhango scored the last goal as Wits emerged 3-0 winners to qualify for the finals. “I felt really great…

Nomads at it again

  It certainly never rains but pours for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers. Barely days after being fined K650 000 ($890) for the fracas that occurred during their Carlsberg Cup semi-final match against Mangochi Police, the Nomads also face another disciplinary action for pitch invasion by their fans after Saturday’s final encounter against Silver Strikers at…

BB refer Sulumba’s case to FAM

  Nyasa Big Bullets FC have sought Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) guidance on the controversy surrounding their striker Muhammad Sulumba’s transfer fee from South African club Polokwane City. This follows an admission reportedly made by the club’s former top official that he pocketed R70 000 (about K3.5 million) from Polokwane which was not declared…

  President of the Republic of Malawi, I would take a hard-line on my Cabinet ministers who have not updated their assets with the Office of the Director of Public Officers’ Declarations for flouting the law. If I were the President, I would realise that this will act as a real test of my pedigree…

  Despite chalking their first win of the campaign against Swaziland’s Sihlangu (1-0) on Sunday, the Flames still finished at the bottom of Group L in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifiers. The Flames, who finished the four-team group with five points from six games, had a chance to go up to third had…

Ramadhan has advantage—FAM

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda has said the Flames’ 1-0 win over Swaziland, has given interim coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan an added advantage to secure the job permanently. Speaking in an interview with MBC Radio 2 yesterday, Nyirenda said: “The determination regarding the position of coach will be made soon by…

  Domestic football powerhouse Nyasa Big Bullets will be turning 50 next year, but,  sadly, despite the People’s Team’s rich history and success,  except for players, the only assets they have to show off are three sets of uniforms, a broken cooler box and a five-litre chigubu that has long lost its colour. A team…