SA club signs Sulumba at K22.2m

At long last. Relief was the prevalent emotion for striker Muhammad Sulumba after his move to South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Polokwane City materialised on Thursday. Nyasa Big Bullets general secretary (GS) Albert Chigoga on Friday said the burly forward has gone at R370 000 (about K22.2 million) on a one and a…

Clubs share K6.8m  Airtel Top 8 revenue

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has distributed K6.8 million broadcasting rights revenue to teams that took part in the  Airtel Top 8 maiden edition. The tournament took place during the first half of last year and Silver Strikers emerged champions after beating Be Forward Wanderers on post-match penalties. FAM marketing and commercial director Limbani Matola…

Wanderers kick out 10 players

TNM Super League champions Be Forward Wanderers have off-loaded 10 players, most of whom were part of their successful title campaign in the just-ended season. Team manager Stevie Madeira and coach Yasin ‘Titch’ Osman yesterday said the off-loaded players will pave the way for seven new signings and three others they expect to take on…

Mixed fortunes for professionals

For Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango, 2017 provided a painful lesson of how cruel football—which revered Brazilian legend Pele somehow called the most beautiful game in the world, can be — the fine margins that separate heroes and villains and how it quickly turns its back on those who would have failed the test. After six months…

Super League awards Jan 26

TNM plc, sponsors of the Super League, has said the awards ceremony for the 2017 season will be held on January 26 in Blantyre. The company’s senior manager-business enterprise Limbani Nsapato said the actual venue will be announced in due course. “When we crowned the champions Be Forward Wanderers a fortnight ago, it was the…

Hiccup in CAF registration

FAM fails to register 10 Masters players and five for Nomads Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security have been thrown in a tight spot ahead of  continental tournaments’ kick-off as some of their players could not be registered by the cut-off point on New Year’s Eve. The Nomads submitted a list of 27 players while…

Wanderers top revenue earnings

TNM Super League champions Be Forward Wanderers top the 2017 TNM Super League gate-revenue earnings having made K50 357 131.98—almost K9 million more than their age-old rivals and crowd pullers Nyasa Big Bullets—who raked in K41 731 943.18. Lilongwe-based Silver Strikers are the third highest earner in the 16-team league having made K20 098 806.71.…

BB to axe 12 players

Nyasa Big Bullets chairperson Noel Lipipa says the People’s Team will axe 12 players in a quest to shrug off the ‘bridesmaid’ tag and win the TNM Super League championship next season. For the second season running, Bullets have finished as runners-up after trailing eventual champions and their age-old rivals Be Forward Wanderers by two…

Nomads panel proposes 2 international friendlies’

Be Forward Wanderers have proposed two international friendly matches before they kick-start their 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League campaign. The Nomads will host Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outfit AS Vita in their preliminary round first leg between February 9 and 11 next year. Coach for the newly-crowned TNM Super League champions,…

Big Bullets chair rewards reserve side

  Nyasa Big Bullets chairperson Noel Lipipa has rewarded the People’s Team’s reserve side with K750 000 for winning the Masters Security Southern Region Football League  Division One championship and earning promotion to the Premier League. Bullets Reserves won the third-tier league with 94 points from 36 games, winning 30, drawing four and losing only…

Athletes unpack Christmas plans

Most of the athletes The Nation spoke to yesterday said they plan to spend their Christmas with their families. On the other hand, South Africa-based Flames captain Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava said he will take his family out for lunch. “The plan is to have lunch with my mum and relatives and then go out to…

RVG to reshuffle coaching panel

Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) is set to make some changes in his backroom staff next month. The Flames mentor, who left the country yesterday for his native Belgium for the festive season holiday, said to that effect, he will be submitting a report and recommendations to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) covering the…

Nomads charm Be Forward

Barely days after winning the TNM Super League title, Be Forward Wanderers FC sponsors, Be Forward Limited, Japanese used vehicles exporter have committed to extend sponsorship and, with it, an improved package. The Nomads general secretary (GS) Mike Butao yesterday said the sponsors, who are based in Japan, made the commitment when they congratulated them…

Mponda to join politics

Flames assistant coach and former captain Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda’s decision to join politics next year has taken coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) by surprise. Mponda—considered one of the most promising coaches on the local scene—yesterday told The Nation in an interview that he has decided to contest for a parliamentary seat in his childhood Blantyre…

Over K4m in pledges for Nomads players

TNM Super League champions Be Forward Wanderers players and technical staff are assured of a pleasant festive season as some of the team’s trustees and fans have pledged over K4 million as a token of appreciation for ending the 11-year league title wait. According to team manager Stevie Madeira, the club’s trustees chairperson Rashid ‘Rashy’…

Nomads are back in town

When the moment finally came, with Be Forward Wanderers exorcising the ghost that had haunted them for 11 years, there were scenes so lovely at Balaka Stadium as the Nomads faithful celebrated the TNM Super League title. They were overwhelmed by the raw of beauty of a grand occasion that meant so much for each…

About two years might have passed, but I still remember the weird scene. We were driving from Manja Township with my colleague and friend Gomezgani Zakazaka after having one too many on one bright Saturday afternoon when we run out of gas near MBCtv offices. We still had some ‘change’ enough for two litres and…

RVG unveils off-season plan

Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has arranged special individual training programmes for national team players to help them maintain their levels of fitness during the off-season period. RVG said in an interview he met Central Region-based players at the weekend in Lilongwe and is scheduled to meet those from the South in Blantyre today.…

U-20 league has over-aged players—FAM

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said most of the players in the FMB Under-20 League are over-aged. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu was reacting to criticism levelled against the association and Under-20 team selectors by the National Youth Football Association (NYFA) chairperson Chimango Munthali and his general secretary (GS) Thoko Chimbali that most of the…