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…

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…

BB chair clears Gaba mist

Big Bullets chairperson Malinda Chinyama has cleared misrepresentations elsewhere of the Gabadinho Mhango transfer by disclosing that the top brass acted in the player’s interest as he had asked to be released amid his slump in form coupled with negative publicity following his poor Junior Certificate of Education (JC) examinations results. Chinyama was yesterday justifying…

Zagaf fires up Nomads

Business magnate and Mighty Wanderers FC honorary trustee Aslam Gaffar has pledged K50 000 (US$135)for each goal the Nomads may score in tomorrow’s potentially explosive Standard Bank Knockout Trophy final against Silver Strikers at Civo Stadium. Gaffar, who is known by his transport firm name, Zagaf, said he has made the pledge to inspire the…

Kamuzu Barracks [KB] summoned their coach Billy Phambala over remarks he made that his team lost 0-2 to Mighty Wanderers in a Standard Bank Knockout Trophy semi-final match because his initial line-up was tampered with. KB chairperson Lieutenant Colonel Saiford Kalisha yesterday said Phambala was called to clarify his remarks in the media that they…

A meeting of Big Bullets executive committee members based in Lilongwe on Tuesday agreed to ask the club’s top brass to step down to pave the way for investigations surrounding Gabadinho Mhango’s transfer to Bloemfontein Celtic. But Bullets chairperson Malinda Chinyama on Wednesday said their Central Region colleagues do not understand the issue, therefore, have no basis for their…

Just a day before their Standard Bank Knockout Trophy final showdown, Mighty Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Standard Bank will be involved in charity work on Friday when they will interact with children at Save Our Souls (SOS) village in Lilongwe and also donate sports equipment. “In line with our social corporate responsibility, we thought it wise to…

Surestream Academy’s fine run in the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Division One continues as they have now shot to 37 points from 13 games at the weekend. The academy side thumped Naming’omba 5-2 on Saturday in Naming’omba where their wonderkid and the league’s leading scorer Tony Biasi claimed a hat-trick, Chisomo Jackson and Edwin…