Orlando Pirates invite  U-20 star Banda for trials

  South African top-flight league outfit Orlando Pirates has invited Under-20 national football team blossoming forward Peter Banda for trials. A letter from Amabkhaka-bhaka (Pirates) dated April 13, signed by its administrator Tokoloho Moeketsi and addressed to the youngster’s club Griffin Young Stars which The Nation has seen, said the trials are supposed to be…

Chilemba back in top five

Malawi’s boxing icon Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba is back in the top five of the World Boxing Council (WBC) light-heavyweight category ratings and is now eligible for world title elimination bout. The South Africa-based boxer has risen six places from 11th to fifth, according to the latest ratings released by the WBC. This follows his…

Mwawi does it again

  She has done it again. Queens’ goal shooter (GS) Mwawi Kumwenda has retained the top scorer’s accolade at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia. The lanky Australia-based netballer also achieved a similar feat at the 2014 Glasgow Games in Scotland. Her achievement comes as a solace to Team Malawi which, for the umpteenth…

CAF to be scrutinising expatriate coaches

  Africa’s football governing body CAF will be scrutinising expatriate coaches’ qualifications before they are employed as national team coaches. This was said during a Confederation of African Football (CAF) seminar for technical directors in Rabat, Morocco, recently where discussed issues related to the developing of the technical aspect of football in Africa. Football Association…

133 players change teams

  The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has said 133 players changed teams during off-season ahead of last Saturday’s TNM Super League kickoff. The closing date for transfers was April 10 and according to Sulom general secretary Williams Banda, out of the 133 almost 92 transfers had been completed by cuto-ff point. “The others were…

RVG has achieved what Pep, Jose couldn’t have done—Walter

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says in his one year in charge, Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has achieved what world-class coaches Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho could not have done. But seasoned Be Forward Wanderers coach Yasin Osman—commenting in his personal capacity—has described it as a far-fetched statement. Nyamilandu was…

Phiri to head FAM Academy

    Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said former Flames assistant coach Gerald Phiri will become its yet-to-be-established academy’s head coach. . Phiri, whose contract expired last month, was recently not retained in the Flames’ coaching panel by head coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) after a fallout. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday said Phiri…

Hail our Queens!

  This is the stuff that dreams are made of. With the odds overwhelmingly stacked against them, the Queens yesterday basked in the global limelight when they stunned New Zealand’s Silver Ferns with a 57-53 victory at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia to revive their top-six finish hopes. The world of sport,…

Queens lose to England’s Roses

Relentlessly torn apart, ruthlessly executed. The Queens yesterday lost by a 25-basket margin to England’s Roses in their opening Pool A game at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia, and this morning they face Uganda’s She-Cranes’ stern test in their quest to remain in world’s top six. Led by their iconic goal-shooter…

‘Sulom needs to act on concerns’

Some ‘concerned’ Super League clubs have said they will push their governing body—Super League of Malawi (Sulom)—to improve on its operations at Saturday’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Mangochi. A representative of the clubs—Be Forward Wanderers general secretary (GS) Mike Butao—yesterday also said “there was never any coup intention despite our frustrations with the state…

  Author of this column, I would realise that it was not Symon Vuwa-Kaunda who removed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera from the list of speakers at the funeral ceremony of Traditional Authority (T/A) Malenganzona in Nkhata Bay. Being a seasoned journalist, I would have made an effort to cross-check with those that…

  Author of this column, I would realise that it was not Symon Vuwa-Kaunda who removed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera from the list of speakers at the funeral ceremony of Traditional Authority (T/A) Malenganzona in Nkhata Bay. Being a seasoned journalist, I would have made an effort to cross-check with those that…