FAM says employee cannot double as affiliate

FAM has said its employees cannot double as affiliates as it creates a conflict of interest. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda was reacting to technical director (TD) John Kaputa’s resignation as National Football Coaches Committee (NFCC) chairperson. Nyirenda said he informed Kaputa and the association’s technical development manager Charles Manda,…

Bullets trustees shun wrangles

As internal wrangles threaten to affect operations of Big Bullets FC, the club’s board of trustees are keeping a distance, claiming they are often accused of interference. This comes in the wake of reports that some members of the team and players sought the intervention of the trustees to resolve problems that have rocked the…

No regrets over Tiga players—NAM

NAM has said it does not regret its move to drop Tigresses players from the Malawi Queens squad that took part in the Fast5 World Netball Series in Auckland, New Zealand. The Queens travelled to New Zealand without key players such as Sindi Simtowe, Grace Mwafulirwa-Mhango and Beatrice Mpinganjira who were dropped in controversial circumstances.…

Gani pulls shocker in Lab Enterprise Match Play

Furkan Gani turned on a vintage display to stun Lab Enterprise Match Play singles defending champion Nestor Msowoya on a bright Friday afternoon at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC). Msowoya, who was an odds-on favourite ahead of the match, lost two in three—meaning that Gani was in the comfort zone going into the last two holes…

BB, Warriors in Gaba wrangle

The controversy surrounding football sensation Gabadinho Mhango’s transfer has taken another twist with Big Bullets denying signing an agreement with Brave Warriors to the effect that the Southern Region Football League (SRFL) outfit would get a 15 percent cut should the player be sold elsewhere. The development comes in the wake of the recent revelation…

Queens date Australia in Fast5 opener today

Malawi Queens get their 2013 Fast5 Netball World Series campaign underway today (Friday) in Auckland, New Zealand, when they face a new-look Australian side and, later, Jamaica. The game against Australia is scheduled to throw off at 9.15pm while the second match starts at 10.45pm. According to Queens captain Carol Ngwira, they are set for…

Standard Bank happy with tourney

Standard Bank has said, generally, it is happy with how the just-ended knockout competition was run, saying it attracted a lot of excitement. Summing up the tournament that was again won by Mighty Wanderers, Standard Bank marketing manager Chimwemwe Matonga said: “The tournament went on well. There was no controversy and violence. Overall, it has…

The country’s regional football leagues have given teams an ultimatum to pay affiliation fee balances or risk forfeiting points. The Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) has warned teams that they risk losing points at the start of the second round whereas their Central Region counterparts Chipiku (CRFL) have set this Sunday as the…

Mponda off to England

Former Flames on-field leader Peter Mponda is set to take a step further in his coaching career having left for England yesterday to attend a two-week Level One course at Warwickshire College organised by the English Football Association (FA). Mponda has been sponsored by Surestream Academy where he works as a technical director and head…

In a desperate attempt to get Tony Chitsulo’s K1.9 million (about $4.7m) transfer fee, Silver Strikers have instructed their lawyers to apply for a court garnishee order restraining Nomads from accessing their K8 million (about $20 000) Standard Bank Knockout Trophy prize money. But the Nomads have accused the Bankers of being driven by sheer…

Surestream Academy’s exquisite run in the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) First Division nearly came to a halt at the weekend when they survived Phalombe Open Space scare. On a bright Saturday afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium, the academy outfit displayed characteristic grit to come from a goal down for the better part of the match…

Kamwendo to reward Nomads

Former Mighty Wanderers captain Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo has pledged to reward the Nomads with K200 000 (about $500) for defending the Standard Bank Knockout Trophy. The club’s general secretary David Kanyenda said yesterday that, initially, the Mozambique-based midfielder had pledged to reward all the 18 players who were in the line-up that beat Silver Strikers…

Lab Enterprise Match Play reaches quarter-finals

The line-up for the Lab Enterprise Match Play quarter-finals is now complete and all the defending champions have sailed through in the quest to defend honours at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC). Edwin Chipala and Donbell Mandala emerged champions in last year’s doubles. Nestor Msowoya was the winner in singles match play whereas BSC golf captain…

Silver lose four finals in 3 years

Silver Strikers have attributed their failure to break the last hurdle jinx in cup final matches to bad luck. The Bankers, who once rose to become cup specialists on the domestic scene, have lost four cup final matches in the last three years, the latest being Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Mighty Wanderers in the Standard…

Four Mighty Wanderers fans were admitted to Balaka District Hospital on Sunday after suffering injuries in a road accident as they celebrated their team’s Standard Bank Knockout Trophy triumph. Nomads supporters committee chairperson Yona Malunga and general secretary David Kanyenda confirmed the accident, saying it occurred near Balaka Stadium. Said Kanyenda: “Quite a number of…

Well, whether it is a fact or just a classic exaggeration, a story is told that a business magnate who owns a tobacco estate at Kasiya, Lilongwe rewarded his trusted tenant Dafulesi Lifa by opening an account for him at one of Standard Bank branches in the capital city. And when this overzealous tenant went…

On a day Hudson Kantwaje officially took over as Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) golf captain from Medson Kalambule, he did it to perfection by emerging the champion in the Captain’s Prize tournament. Kantwanje playing off handicap 16, stood head and shoulders above a field of 70 golfers to cap his crowning as captain with 34…

Flames duo Joseph Kamwendo and Zicco Mkanda’s team, Liga Maculmana, has won the Mozambican flagship Mocambola League. Such has been the luxury of Maculmana’s dominance that they have won the league with two games to play as they stand at the summit of the table with 51 points, 10 ahead of their closest contenders Ferrviario…

Nomads to share 50% of prize money

Mighty Wanderers players will share half [K4 million] of the K8 million [$20 000] Standard Bank Knockout Trophy winner’s purse. Their general secretary David Kanyenda also said the players are bound to get more as chairperson of the club’s board of trustees Rashid Gaffar, his deputy James Chuma, honorary member Aslam Gaffar, club chairperson George…