Nomads cry foul over fixtures

TNM Super League hot contenders Mighty Wanderers have threatened not to fulfil their remaining games if Sulom does not review this weekend’s fixture in which they are on bye. The Nomads argue that Sulom has deliberately put them on bye to put them under unnecessary pressure. They say it should have been teams that have…

Malawi snubs FAM draft calendar

Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) tentative calendar for next season is likely to hit a snag as government has already thrown a spanner in the works. According to FAM competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka, in their revised tentative calendar, they had planned to have the Presidential Cup kick-off later this month at district level, but Minister…

Super League defending champions Silver Strikers and Mighty Wanderers’ dream to take part in the continental CAF tournaments has hit a blank wall. Silver’s chairperson McDonald-Mafuta-Mwale said following a meeting they had with their sponsor Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) last week, it was agreed to shelve the plan until at least next year to…

Kinnah confirms SA return

Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri has confirmed on Tuesday that he is set to return to South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Free State Stars as head coach when his contract with government expires mid next year. Kinnah, who is regional football development officer for the North, said he will soon apply for leave to seal…

Evirom, Mzuzu United relegated

In only their first season in Malawi’s top-flight football league, Evirom and Mzuzu United have failed to stand the heat and relegation is staring them in the face. Evirom’s fate was confirmed on Sunday when they lost 2-4 to current leaders Mafco. They are second from the bottom with 20 points from 26 games. That puts their…

Surestream says Mponda will be allowed national duty

Surestream Football Academy has said it will allow its technical director and former Flames captain Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda to perform national duties should there be need. The academy’s England-based director Chris Pitman said it is his wish that Mponda should scale lofty heights in his coaching career and the plans are to send him for…

Mighty Wanderers chief supporter Yona Malunga is a chirpy fella that even rival Big Bullets fans enjoy his escapades. Last week, Yona took it upon himself to set the hype for the derby boasting that his team would fly by Air Malawi to Lilongwe from Blantyre for last Saturday’s showdown. Now, we all know that…

Nsanje SW complete JBF tourney Lower Shire line-up

Nsanje South West Constituency football and netball teams have completed the line-up for the Lower Shire Valley in the K100 million Joyce Banda Foundation (JBF) Inter-Constituency Tournament. Nsanje South West played out a 1-1 draw against Nsanje Lalanje, but went on to win 4-3 on post-match penalties on Sunday. It was a double dose of…

Bullets CR executive steps down

The rift that has rocked Big Bullets FC camp worsened yesterday when the entire Central Region executive committee stepped down en masse. The decision came in the wake of a reported tense moment at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday morning when a group of Blantyre fans confronted and threatened the club’s vice-chairperson Austin Kasito…

The latest episode of the battle of giants between Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets that was staged at Civo Stadium in the capital on Saturday, grossed K10.9 million. This was K2 million more than what was realised in the teams’ first-round encounter played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in May this year. According to Super…

Nomads, BB in Super League title chase

Hype has gripped the Capital in the countdown to yet another episode of the battle of giants featuring age-old rivals Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets. The setting is Civo Stadium. It is on again this afternoon—the very personification of football diligence—for there is nothing more passionate on the domestic scene than a date between the…

Teams accused of aiding misconduct

Some football officials have said clubs’ soft stance on issues of misconduct is one of the contributing factors to persistent acts of indiscipline among players, officials and fans. The observation has been made by Silver Strikers chairperson McDo nald Mafuta-Mwale, Mighty Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda and Sulom general secretary Williams Banda. They noted that…

BB, Nomads, Silver dominate league honours

According to statistics gathered by Weekend Nation, since the introduction of the Super League in 1986, the country’s three football powerhouses Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers have won it 21 times combined with four other teams winning it five times. Soccer pundits have attributed it to influence, huge fan base and sound financial support.…

SRFL worry over Mutharika’s sponsorship

The Southern Region Football League (SRFL) has spoken out its frustration over the uncertainty surrounding politician Peter Mutharika’s K5 million sponsorship for the current season which has now entered the second round. But Mutharika’s personal assistant Ben Phiri on Thursday insisted that despite not giving the league the starter-pack as has been the case in…

After starting off on a good note in Mwanza and Neno districts, the K100 million (about $250 000) Joyce Banda Foundation (JBF) Inter-constituency Football and Netball tournament has now moved to the Shire Valley districts of Nsanje and Chikhwawa. According to the competition’s manager Wyson Sumaili, in Nsanje the tournament started yesterday and will end…

Airtel Malawi, this weekend brings the highly touted and competed for Airtel Money men’s championship golf tournament to Blantyre, courtesy of ‘Mr Money’. The tournament, which tees off this morning at Country Club Limbe, has created excitement among golfers as this is likely to be the biggest men’s golf tournament to take place this year.…

Kalombo is new Sports Council board chair

Malawi President Joyce Banda has appointed veteran sports official Bester Kalombo as the new Malawi National Council of Sports board chairperson. Kalombo has replaced Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera who resigned after joining mainstream politics and was eventually elected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president. Kalombo, who served as the council’s board ex-officio member when he was…

Gani, Mukwenha through to Lab Golf finals

The entertainment was compelling as Furkani Gani and Margaret Mukwenha qualified for the singles finals of the 2013 Lab Enterprise Match Play golf competition following their victories over Lester Tandwe and Francis Mwansa respectively at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Tuesday. Gani and Mukwenha will meet during the grand finale slated for December 15. Just like…

Last season’s Super League Golden Boot winner Vincent Chinthenga is set to return to the local flagship league after finding the going tough in the Mozambican top-flight Mocambola League. Chinthenga made just a few appearances for Ferroviario de Nampula. Also set to return home is his team-mate Rafique Mussa who hardly got a run while…