Botswana friendly cancelled due to lack of funds

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has cancelled the Flames’ international friendly match against Botswana’s Zebras due to lack of funds. The Flames were scheduled to take on the Zebras tomorrow in Gaborone as part of next weekend’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe’s Warriors. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda yesterday confirmed the…

Nomads poor show baffling —ex-GS

  As Be forward Wanderers FC downward plunge continues, the club’s immediate past general secretary (GS) David Kanyenda has described the situation as baffling considering the Nomads’ class, stature and wealth. The Nomads have won only one out of seven league games, they have drawn five and lost once in what is arguably their worst…

Newly-appointed leader of the House, I would not dismiss pictures that showed me sleeping during Friday’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) by President Peter Mutharika as fake because the images were also shown live by Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) television. While I cannot accept I took a nap for fear of being taken to…

FAM warns Nomads over Kananji

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has warned Be Forward Wanderers that they risk severe punishment should they proceed with their plans to reinstate Elia Kananji as head coach. Kananji does not have a Confederation of African Football (CAF) B coaching licence which is the minimum qualification set by FAM for Super League coaches. The…

Ictam courts ICT players on strategic plan

  Information and Communications Technology Association of Malawi (Ictam) has said it is developing a strategic plan to improve the operations of the association in the next five years. As part of the consultation process, Ictam on Friday convened a stakeholders’ meeting in Blantyre to solicit input from players in the industry on what should…

Fans to cheer Flames in Zimbabwe

  National football team supporters committee is organising a trip to Zimbabwe to cheer the Flames as they take on the Warriors in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifier in Harare on June 4. Supporters committee chairperson Yona Malunga and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the development on Sunday. “This…

Micium’s Cosmos relegated from PSL

  Flames midfielder Micium Mhone will have to face the harsh reality of playing in the South African National First Division (NFD) after his club Jomo Cosmos was relegated from the top-flight league on Saturday. Cosmos, who earned promotion to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) at the start of the season, finished at the bottom…

I have nothing against senior players—Mtawali

  Flames coach Ernest ‘Wire’ Mtawali has said he dropped experienced midfielders Robert ‘Baggio’ Ng’ambi and Chimango Kayira because they do not fit in his plans for the forthcoming engagements. Mtawali left out the midfield duo from his 27-member squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe’s Warriors and the Cosafa Castle…

Mozambique unrest worries FAM

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) fears that the conflict in Mozambique could put the  Flames road trip to Zimbabwe at risk. The Flames are scheduled to travel to Harare early next month for their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifier against Zimbabwe’s Warriors on June 4. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda has said they have…

Ulaya Classic preps gain momentum

Preparations for the inaugural Ulaya Classic Body-building Competition have gained momentum following the identification of 40 provisional participants. Charles Ulaya, who is the organiser of the event scheduled to be staged in September this year, said the body builders have been identified in Zomba, Blantyre and Lilongwe and more are expected to be chosen in…

Sulom joins fight to defend albinos

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has urged the soccer fraternity to join the fight against the abductions and killings of people with albinism. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda made the call on Tuesday, saying the football fraternity has an obligation to help in the campaign to fight against such barbaric acts. And in a…

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would take the advice given by the Reverend Takuze Chitsulo in his sermon during the celebrations to mark 125 years of existence of St Michael and All Angels Church, to deal with social ills affecting the country, in particular the elite accumulating wealth at the expense of the…

Fischer hits out at some BB officials

  Nyasa Big Bullets veteran midfielder Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe has accused some of the team’s technical officials of conniving to frustrate him. He was responding to his absence from the team’s line-up in the past three successive games. Said Kondowe: “There are about three technical officials who are trying hard to frustrate me, but they…

Nomads fans protest

  Scores of Mighty Be Forward Wanderers fans on Sunday stormed the team’s club  house at Chichiri in Blantyre to protest the team’s poor start to the season, which culminated in a 2-3 loss to Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium. This was after the angry fans stormed the dressing room premises at the stadium where they…

FAM seeks minister’s intervention

As desperation takes its toll  regarding Flames funding for fothcoming engagements, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has sought the intervention of Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia. This comes in the wake of Malawi National Council of Sports’ (MNCS) rejection of FAM’s proposal for additional funding towards the Flames’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’…

DRC based  Chiotcha seeks  Mwando’s belt

  Chimwemwe ‘Rhino’ Chiotcha is in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on a military mission but his mind, it seems, is focused on boxing. The hard punching pugilist has challenged Super middleweight belt holder Briane Mwando to a title fight. Chiotcha, a Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier, has been abroad on peacekeeping mission for…

Silver cry foul over Pres Cup fixture

Silver Strikers, through one of their trustees McDonald Mafuta-Mwale, have challenged Football Association of Malawi  (FAM) to explain how it came up with the criteria on the Presidential Cup. Mafuta-Mwale said his club is surprised that it will play three games in the play-offs when most teams have played two teach. “FAM needs to explain…

Brave Hearts earn praises in Zambia

  Lilongwe-based basketball outfit Brave Hearts lost both their matches in an invitational indoor tournament in Zambia, but still returned with their heads held high following impressive performances. Brave Hearts lost their first game 61-56 to Munali Sons on Saturday evening, before going down 67-42 to Rapid Bulls the following day in Lusaka, but still…

Kanyenda offered contract extension

  Battle-hardened forward Esau Kanyenda has been offered a one-year contract extension by his South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Polokwane City. Kanyenda, 34, yesterday confirmed that the club has given him up two weeks to make a decision. “My contract expires at the end of the season and management called me to say…