Silver not ready for CAF tourney

Reigning Super League champions Silver Strikers have made a stunning confession that based on their recent sterile performance, they will not compete in the elite CAF Champions League next year. However, some football commentators have said the Bankers have ample time to work on their shortfalls. In March this year, Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM)…

KB take aim at top slot

Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have set their sights firmly on dislodging fellow military side Red Lions from the summit of the flagship TNM Super League this afternoon. KB host Azam Tigers at Dedza Stadium which they have turned into a fortress. KB are currently third on the log table with 22 points, just two short of…

Standard Bank showcases e-platform for easy banking

  Standard Bank took opportunity of their Lifestyle 24/7 Golf Tournament in Nchalo to showcase its electronic platform aimed at providing ease of banking to its customers. Among others, the bank is expected to showcase the smart phone finance package with Samsung, dubbed Lifestyle 24/7. Speaking during the prize presentation ceremony at Nchalo Golf Club,…

Joseph Kamwendo to miss Rwanda friendly

Flames preparations for next month’s 2014 World Cup decisive qualifier has suffered a setback following captain Joseph Kamwendo’s withdrawal from the squad that will face Rwanda in an international friendly match next Wednesday in Kigali. Kamwendo said he has excused himself from the strength-testing match against the Amabvubi because his Mozambican club Liga Maculmana has…

Saintfiet withdraws K4.3m bonus condition

Flames coach Tom Saintfiet has withdrawn the $10 000 [about K4.3 million] bonus he asked for on condition that he guides the Flames to beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a 2014 decisive World Cup qualifier on September 6. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu announced during a press briefing that instead, the coach has…

Silver executive consulting fans, may sack coach

  Silver Strikers Football Club executive committee has said it is consulting the team’s supporters before coming up with a concrete decision on the way forward in the wake of the team’s recent sterile performance. The Bankers executive committee met on Monday, but general secretary Mike Tembo kept a tight lid on the outcome of the…

Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), I would instruct officials in my office to investigate allegations that former first lady Callista Mutharika used her taxpayer-funded position at Safe Motherhood and Early Childhood Development to run her personal foundation. If I were the ACB boss, I would appreciate that there is every reason to jostle my officers…

Big teams gang up against Sulom, FAM

Malawi’s major football teams are demanding an immediate review of gate revenue shares, saying the current system is exploitive and does not benefit the clubs. Mighty Wanderers, Big Bullets and Silver Strikers have put aside their on-field rivalry and ganged up against Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM), arguing that…

Silver coaches, players under fire

Silver Strikers FC Sunday evening called for a crisis meeting following a string of poor results that culminated into Saturday’s TNM Super League 0-1 defeat at the hands of Mighty Wanderers at their own backyard in Area 47 in the capital. The Bankers’ chairperson McDonald Mafuta-Mwale on Sunday hinted that heads would roll as it…

One on one with Gabadinho Mhango

Football sensation Gabadinho Mhango (Gaba) is, unquestionably, one of  the best natural forwards on the domestic scene—that cheeky body swerve, balance and poise,  wonderful acceleration and classic natural goals. Recently, the Big Bullets talisman underwent trials at three South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) sides. He returned home on Wednesday without being offered a deal.…

Flames to play Rwanda

FAM has failed to meet terms set by Cameroon and Ethiopia and will instead face Rwanda on August 14 which is a Fifa calendar date. FAM CEO Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed that the Flames are expected to travel to Kigali next week Sunday, August 11 and will return home on August 15. “The Flames will play…

Gaba ready to feature for Bullets on Saturday

Big Bullets red-hot forward Gabadinho Mhango has said he is ready to feature in tomorrow’s TNM Super League match against Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Speaking on arrival from South Africa where he spent almost a month attending trials with three PSL clubs, the Bullets talisman said he is fit to play. “I will…

Robin in my plans—New BidWits coach

South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side BidWits coach Gavin Hunt has given his word that Robin Ngalande is in his plans for the forthcoming season. Speaking in an interview with SABC’s Soccer Zone programme recently, Hunt said the Flames forward has all the absolute essentials of a complete striker and should, therefore, easily fit…

  Standard Bank returns to the Nchalo Golf Club tomorrow where golfers will sweat it out for the top honours of its annual invitational tournament dubbed Lifestyle 24/7. This is the second major tournament to be sponsored by the bank this year after the Blantyre invitational in May. The bank’s head of Marketing Chimwemwe Matonga…

FAM to terminate contract with Puma

FAM is planning to end its contract with sportswear manufacturer Puma claiming that the deal is not lucrative as they initially anticipated. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu on Wednesday confirmed that the executive board has agreed to renegotiate the five-year deal they signed two years ago or terminate the contract. “The contract we have…

I did not fail, says Gabadinho

  Football sensation Gabadinho Mhango on Wednesday dismissed talk that he failed to make the grade at the three South African clubs where he attended trials. Speaking on arrival at Chileka International Airport in Blantyre Wednesday afternoon, the 20-year-old star claimed that he made an impression at Bloemfontein Celtic and Amazulu. “It was only at Free State…