No South in Super  League title race

As the Super League is set to wind up on the last day of the season on Saturday, no team from the Southern Region is still in contention for the title. This will be the third successive year Southern Region teams will miss the title. The three teams that have realistic chances of winning the…

SRFL bars Unima teams

The Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Premier Division has barred University of Malawi (Unima) teams, Chanco and Polytechnic, from taking part in the remaining games of the league. Another team, Thondwe United, has pulled out of the league due to financial constraints, thereby reducing the number of teams from 20 to 17. SRFL…

The Airtel Money Netball District tournament has now been concluded in all the districts. Thirty-two teams emerged winners and they will proceed to the regional phase along with their respective runners-up. The champions received K200 000 (US$477) while runners-up got K100 000 (US$236). The losing semi-finalists received K50 000 (US$199) each. Netball Association of Malawi…

Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president, I would be honest about the reasons for my decision to go back to active politics. I would realise that telling people that one of the reasons I have returned to active politics is looting at Capital Hill, is not justifiable because it is on record that plundering of…

Stars unveil Xmas menu

It is Christmas today and some sports stars have shared with The Nation how they will spend this special day. Former Flames captains Joseph Kamwendo and Peter Mponda have said they will spend part of the day giving small presents to the needy. “I  will give presents to some needy people in the spirit of…

Three Malawian stars in PSL top scorers’ race

Three Malawian internationals Robert Ng’ambi (Platinum Stars), Esau Kanyenda (Polokwane City) and Atusaye Nyondo (University of Pretoria) are in contention for the South African PSL Golden Boot Award having scored four goals each. The trio is four goals short of the leading scorer Kaizer Chiefs’ Bernard Parker who has scored eight goals. Nyondo scored his…

FAM, Sports council meet on Flames coach

Football Association of Malawio (FAM) and Malawi National Council of Sports yesterday held a preliminary meeting on the prospect of hiring the next Flames coach. FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda and Sports Council executive secretary George Jana confirmed the meeting. Said Nyirenda: “We had our first meeting this morning and it went on very…

I’m done with BB—Ng’onamo

Big Bullets technical director Eddingtone Ng’onamo has said he will part ways with the People’s Team after their final Super League game against Epac on Friday. In a sheer display of loyalty to the current Bullets executive, in particular Chairperson Malinda Chinyama, Ng’onamo said he will quit because the current leadership that took him on…

Surestream Academy’s juicy dream to play in the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Division One championship in only their first season, appears to be on track. The academy side is set to finish the year at the top having collected 51 points after winning both their weekend games without breaking sweat. Blantyre ADD…

Celtic coach afraid of losing Ng’ambi

Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese says he is “very worried” about losing star player Robert Ng’ambi. There has been growing speculation that the Malawian international will leave Dikwena in the January transfer window, and he has been linked with a move to big-spending Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United. When asked by Kickoff.com if he thinks…

Kanyenda, Ng’ambi continue to shine

Like old vintage wine, battle-hardened forward Esau Kanyenda continues to get better with age. The veteran forward scored his third successive league goal at the weekend to help his team Polokwane City hold SuperSport United to a 1-1 draw with a classic header. This was Kanyenda’s fourth league goal and he could not hide his…

Caps Utd confirm Zambezi Challenge participation

Top Zimbabwean outfit Caps United, popularly known as ‘Makepekepe’, is the foreign team that will take part in the Zambezi Challenge Cup to be staged in the country on February 15 and 16. The Harare-based side’s director Twine Phiri confirmed agreeing to take part in the two-day tournament in Lilongwe, that will also involve three…

Sulom says Chitsulo can’t play

In a dramatic twist to Tony Chitsulo’s transfer saga, Sulom has said Mighty Wanderers cannot use the player despite Silver Strikers’ move to allow them to feature him. The 23-year-old striker has been at the centre of a protracted transfer wrangle between the two teams following the Nomads’ failure to settle the K1.9 million transfer…

Chilemba’s next bout in March

Revered light heavyweight boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba has said his next fight will be in March next year. Speaking in a telephone interview from Johannesburg on Wednesday, Chilemba said he is yet to identify an opponent. “But my first bout next year will definitely be mid-March. I have already discussed that with my manager…

KB tip rookies on evading TNM relegation

Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have said one reason they survived as rookies in the Super League was that they analysed why promoted teams struggle in that league. KB are the only promoted team in the recent two seasons to have survived relegation and are among hot contenders for the league honours this season. With just a…

FAM asks coaches to have passion for their career

FAM has asked up-and-coming coaches not to be motivated by money, but rather to have passion for their career. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka said this on Wednesday when he closed the two-week C Licence Coaching Course organised by the Southern Region Football Coaches Committee (SRFCC) at Saint Andrew’s High School in Blantyre.…

So, once again it is time to recall the amazing tale about the Chileka man, Samuel Mayinga, who stunned the world some years back with his confession in court that he deliberately concealed his former wife’s ‘jewels’ through charms [kusilika] so that no other man could have pleasure in them. The woman had ditched Mayinga…

The Ahmed Yusuf Dassu Trust at the weekend handed over two boreholes worth K5 million in Chikhwawa North Constituency. The boreholes were sunk in Mwaveka Village in the area of Chief Maseya and Bwalo Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kasisi’s area. A member of the trust, Timothy Chirwa, said the donation was made in line…

Bullets coach uncertain of future

Big Bullets coach Gerald Phiri Snr has predicted that his job could be on the line following his team’s failure to finish in the top three of the TNM Super League. With two games to wrap up the season, Bullets have 37 points and their maximum points were reduced to 44 that have already been…

FAM dismisses Nomads’ claim against Civo

FAM has dismissed Mighty Wanderers claim that Civo United featured midfielder Gerald Nkungula illegally in their Super League match last Friday which the Civil Servants won 1-0 to dent the Wanderers’ title hopes. Nomads general secretary David Kanyenda told The Nation on Sunday that they will be lodging a formal complaint to FAM on Civo’s…