Nomads TD, assistant coach’s future uncertain

Contracts for Be Forward Wanderers technical panel have expired and the executive committee says only head coach Bob Mpinganjira and team manager Stevie Madeira are guaranteed extensions. The Nomads technical panel comprises technical director (TD) Yasin Osman, Mpinganjira, Madeira and his assistant Allan Kamanga, who also doubles as assistant coach. However, club chairperson Gift Mkandawire…

Chando replaces Tseka as Silver chair

Silver Strikers FC supporters’ favourite Ralph Tseka has not retained his position as the club’s chairperson in the newly-constituted executive committee. The club’s board of trustees—which is now headed by Chiku Kalilombe—has appointed the Central Bankers’ former goalkeeper and vice-chairperson Peter Chando to replace Tseka. During a meeting called by sponsors Reserve Bank of Malawi…

Zim snubs Cosafa Cup

Zimbabwe has dealt the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) a blow by turning down rights to host the Cosafa Cup, citing short notice as the reason. The regional showpiece, was supposed to be staged from May 26 to June 8 and the development means Cosafa will have to search for a new host…

Nomads to release eight players

Be Forward Wanderers have resolved to release eight players as part of a drive to reduce the club’s wage bill. The development follows a meeting attended by the club’s executive, technical and supporters’ main committees. While confirming the development yesterday, club general secretary (GS) Mike Butao kept a tight lid on the identities of the…

Royal Heritage win South Alliance Capital Schools golf

Royal Heritage Academy on Friday won the Alliance Capital Golf Inter-Schools Challenge for the Southern Region at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC). The tournament, which attracted five teams, saw Royal Heritage registering 117 strokes to pip runners-up Saint Andrews International Primary School (Saips) by two strokes. Last year’s champions Phoenix International Primary School finished third with…

MCA-Lilongwe Mo626 unbeaten run halted

Mo626Ice College Basketball champions Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA)-Lilongwe campus’ unbeaten run was brought to a halt by Malawi Assemblies of God University (Magu) on Saturday. Playing without some of their key players such as captain Hyden Mafuta, Patrick Chirwa and Malumbo Kumwenda due to club commitments, MCA men’s side was beaten 51-48 in a…

Silver retain young

Silver Strikers FC board of trustees has retained Young Chimodzi as head coach while the rest of the technical panel will be appointed by the executive committee. The board has been constituted by sponsors Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor Dalitso Kabambe, who is the club’s patron. Newly-elected board chairperson Chiku Kalilombe yesterday said the…

Bullets explain coach’s absence

Nyasa Big Bullets say their coach Callisto Pasuwa has not started work as he is attending to a sick son in his native Zimbabwe. The People’s Team regrouped early this week in preparation for the 2019 season without the former Zimbabwe national team and Dynamos FC mentor. Bullets chief executive officer (CEO) Fleetwood Haiya also…

U-23 to play  five friendlies  in Belgium

National football coach Ronny van Gneugden (RVG) says the Malawi Under-23 will play five friendly matches during their two-week camping in Belgium. The team is scheduled to leave the country today through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe according to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Alfred Gunda. RVG yesterday said the team will…

Blantyre stadium site uncertainty cleared

The cloud of uncertainty that surrounded the site for the construction of a proposed new stadium in Blantyre has been cleared following the approval of Njamba Freedom Park. In December last year, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia said that one of the reasons delaying the project was a concern raised…

Blantyre stadium site uncertainty cleared

The cloud of uncertainty that surrounded the site for the construction of a proposed new stadium in Blantyre has been cleared following the approval of Njamba Freedom Park. In December last year, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia said that one of the reasons delaying the project was a concern raised…

FAM releases 2019 calendar

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has released its official calendar of events for 2019 which runs up to December 29. The association’s competitions and communication director Gomezgani Zakazaka yesterday said the calendar has been released after consultations with all stakeholders; hence, they do not expect a clash of fixtures as was the case in the…

Silver in tight spot

Lack of an executive committee at Silver Strikers FC has halted the club’s operations, including preparations for the forthcoming 2019 season. The three-year tenure of office of the team’s executive committee expired on January 31 and the club’s board of trustees is yet to appoint a new one. Club outgoing general secretary Lawrence Yobe yesterday…

Govt identifies land for BB,  Nomads stadia

Government has snubbed sites which Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers identified for the construction of their stadia in Blantyre as per President Peter Mutharika’s recent directive. Two days after the President’s directive, the teams addressed a press conference in Blantyre where they announced that they had identified lands for the projects in Ngumbe…

Soccer season kicks off March 30

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says as per tradition,  the 2019 football season will roll out on March 30 with the Chifundo Charity Shield. The Charity Shield is organised by FAM and its proceeds go towards charity. The football governing body’s commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola yesterday said the tournament will be played over…

Sparc Systems pumps K2m into ladies golf

Sparc Systems has donated K2 million to Ladies Golf Union of Malawi (LGUoM) towards the hosting of the Malawi Open Strokeplay Championship at Lilongwe Golf Club in April. The union’s vice-president Bose Kamphulusa described the sponsorship as timely in the countdown to the local ladies’ golf showcase. The tournament will be played in four categories,…

BB Reserve confirm Super League participation

Mlombwa: This is affecting people This is it. Nyasa Big Bullets have confirmed their reserve side will participate in the TNM Super League next season, ending weeks of uncertainty. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday said the People’s Team management made the confirmation during a meeting with the local…

Kamwendo cleared,  set for debut today

Former Be Forward Wanderers midfield maestro Joseph Kamwendo is set to make his official debut for South African National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) this afternoon after acquiring his work permit and clearance. Said Kamwendo in  an interview yesterday: “My papers are ready, I am excited and looking forward to featuring in…

Nyasa Big Bullets board of directors has approved the team’s participation in the TNM Super League on condition that a cost analysis should be conducted. The People’s Team reserve side earned promotion into the top-flight league after winning the 2018 Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football League Premier Division. But the club’s management said a decision…