Wanderers new exco unveils ambitious plans

Be Forward Wanderers’ new executive committee has unveiled its ambitious plans which priotise commecialisation, ground project and winning the 2016 TNM Super League title. According to re-elected general secretary Mike Butao, they will soon flood the market with merchandise and open a shop at the club and eventually one each in Lilongwe and Mzuzu. “We…

FAM snubs CAF

Amid reports that almost half of Africa’s federations look set to oppose the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF’s) instruction to support Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa in this month’s Fifa presidential elections, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it will make its own decision. CAF on Friday pledged support to the Bahraini at a…

Nomads wait in the wings for Chiukepo

  Be Forward Wanderers have confirmed their interest to rope in their arch-rivals—Big Bullets’ hitman Chiukepo Msowoya. Chiukepo was in South Africa for trials at Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic. The Nomads’ team manager Steve Madeira yesterday confirmed their interest in the player, but denied suggestions that it is in retaliation to Bullets’…

Uladi Mussa

  Acting president of the People’s Party (PP), I would realise that finger-pointing on who was behind the pandemonium at a rally I planned to address in Mzuzu will not help resolve the internal wrangles that have rocked my party. If I were ‘Chenji Golo’, I would exert my energy on uniting the warring camps…

‘Well done Mwawi!’

Malawi’s netball icon Mwawi Kumwenda yesterday basked in the global limelight when she was officially named as International World Games Association (IWGA) 2015 Athlete of the Year as her romantic flirtation with the world of sport, reached new dizzy heights. The New Zealand-based gangly shooter was feted like a queen yesterday by a sports world…

Mbilizi, Bulawayo win Into Sports Golf

  Roza Mbilizi and Christofel Bulawayo on Saturday triumphed in Into Sports Golf Tournament at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) Mbilizi, ranked the best lady golfer on the domestic scene on 10 handicap (h/c), had a brilliant score of 27 points while Diana Kambale (28 h/c) had 32 points. Mbilizi’s pure quality shone like a beacon…

Coaches go three months unpaid

  Government owes Flames coach Ernest Mtawali and his assistant Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan three months’ pay, The Nation has established. According to a well-placed source, just like their predecessors—Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana—Mtawali and Ramadhan are being subjected to delayed pay days. Mtawali and Ramadhan, who are employed by government through the Football Association of Malawi…

Teams get started

  The bulk of the TNM Super League clubs are set to start pre-season training next week— two months prior to the 2016 season kickoff. According to the Super League of Malawi (Sulom), the top-flight football league is scheduled roll into life on April 9. Reigning champions Nyasa Big Bullets, their runners-up Mafco, third and…

BB, Nyasa sponsorship  signing ceremony Mon

The eagerly awaited K500 million sponsorship-signing ceremony between Big Bullets FC and Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) is scheduled for Monday in Blantyre. Bullets chairperson Samuel Chilunga yesterday confirmed that the two parties will put pen to paper on the five-year deal at @tmosph3re Grill and Lounge at Mandala. “It is a private function and it…

No progress on Queens’ coach

Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) says there has been no feedback from  Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) on its plans to engage a permanent national netball team coach. Sports Council executive secretary George Jana was responding to a question on progress on the matter. “The last time they [NAM] engaged us on the matter…

Mayor of the City of Blantyre, I would realise that the efficiency in fighting and chasing vendors from the streets is baffling when once considers that they are not the only culprits against my drive to keep the city clean. If I were his worship, I would balance my efforts in bringing back the beauty…

I have always wondered why there is no wrestling sport in the country when we have potential world-class wrestlers in the mould of John Cena in abundance. Well, I was privileged to be at Comesa Hall in Blantyre recently for the TNM Super League Awards ceremony and the way some ‘invited guests’ hustled and tussled…

Chiukepo leaves today for Celtic trials in SA

Yet another window of opportunity has opened up for revitalised Nyasa Big Bullets and Flames hitman Chiukepo Msowoya in South Africa where he has been invited for trials at Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic. Chiukepo and Celtic’s Malawian team manager John Maduka on Friday confirmed the development, saying he is scheduled to fly…

  Group chief executive officer of Press Corporation Limited (PCL), I would not close 20 of People’s Trading Centre (PTC) shops on the basis that it was negatively impacting on the company’s profitability. If I were Professor Chikaonda, one of the country’s revered business executives, I would appreciate that yes, while the country is battling…