FAM speaks tough on gate collections case

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has taken a hardline on the firm that was responsible for gate management at Dedza Stadium in Sunday’s TNM Super League game between Kamuzu Barracks and Big Bullets where a fan was arrested for stealing K247 000. FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said Target Promotions and General Dealers will…

Presidential Cup entry fee hiked

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that fans will pay K500 to watch this year’s Presidential Cup final between Silver Strikers and Mafco from the open stands at Civo Stadium on Sunday. The development translates to a 150 percent increase from last year’s K200. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) justified the increase, attributing it to…

Flames caretaker coaches pass test

FAM has said it is impressed with the performance of the Flames caretaker coaching panel during the two and a half months it was on probation. However, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said the determination on whether they will be taken on board will be made after getting government’s response to their…

Gabadinho off to SA for trials

Big Bullets’ fairy-tale romance with their wonderkid Gabadinho Mhango might come to an abrupt end should he make the grade at modest South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit AmaZulu where he is set to start trials this morning. The 20-year-old red-hot forward flew to Durban Wednesday afternoon. Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire said the…

Karonga South Member of Parliament, I would realise that swearing in the august House is dishonourable conduct not befitting an MP. If only I were Munthali, surely I would realise that Parliament is serious business and not another version of a pub or beer hall where I can scream such sickening words. How I wish…

Sulom, clubs differ on changed rule

Some Super League of Malawi (Sulom) clubs have complained that the practice of putting the league on hold when the Flames are in camp is taking its toll on them. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda on Monday said starting with the forthcoming Cosafa Castle Cup, the league will revert to the standard rule which states…

Bullets fan arrested over gate money

  Big Bullets’ success story on the pitch against Civo and Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday and Sunday was overshadowed by gate-collection problems which ended in one Blantyre fan remaining in the cooler. On Saturday, some fans and executive members quarrelled over custody of the team’s share of K540 000 while on Sunday, Dedza Police arrested Gift Clifford Mleme for pocketing…

Nigeria give Flames food for thought

Nigeria’s performance at the Confederations Cup in Brazil has given the Flames plenty of food for thought. The Super Eagles, who will face the Flames in a decisive 2014 World Cup qualifier in September, bowed out of the tournament following a 3-0 loss to world champions Spain on Sunday. Nigeria won their first game 6-1 against…

One of the songs that thrills my world is Mlomo done by local reggae outfit Black Missionaries. Part of the song goes something like: “Amayi anga anandiwuza, mwana wanga ukadzakula, udzasiye phazi, koma ukadzasiya mlomo udzakusata.” It is about an advice a mother gives to her child to be careful with what he says to…

Flames miss good chance for preps

The Flames have missed an opportunity to prepare for Cosafa Castle Cup and the decisive 2014 World Cup final round qualifier against Nigeria following government’s change of plans not to include an international friendly on July 6. Usually, the Flames play a friendly match as part of independence celebrations and FAM arranges a game after…