ZIM social soccer team in for friendly

Zimbabwean social football team  Professional Networking (Pronet) arrives today for a friendly match against Blantyre-based Sorre William at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre tomorrow morning. The team’s spokesperson Jeremiah Chinhamo said their visit is part of their tour of Southern African countries as a social interaction escapade and cultural exchange programme. “We have already been to…

Cameroon name strong squad

  Reigning African champions Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions have named 22 overseas-based players for next month’s back-to-back 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against the Flames. The African champions will host the Flames on October 12 in Yaunde before the return leg four days later at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Cameroon, who lead Group B…

‘Rashy’ buys luxury bus for Nomads

  Be Forward Wanderers FC board of trustees chairperson Rashid ‘Rashy’ Gaffar says he has fulfilled his promise to buy the team a luxury coach. The businessperson was clarifying on the 65-seater Scania Gumtree bus which the Nomads used in their Carlsberg Cup quarter-final match against Azam Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Sunday…

‘We’re not done yet’

  Giant-killers Hangover FC say Be Forward Wanderers will be the next big team to be added on their casualty list when they meet in the Carlsberg Cup semi-finals next week. Basking in the euphoria of defying the odds to knock out two  TNM Super League teams—Moyale Barracks and Blue Eagles—the Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region…

Carlsberg cup semis complete

  A Carlsberg Cup final rematch between age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers could be on the cards after the two giants avoided each other during a semi-final draw held yesterday in Blantyre. The two teams also avoided each other’s path in last year’s semis and eventually met in the finals in which…

Chilemba plans to fight in Malawi

  At long last, South Africa-based Malawian boxing icon Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba has heeded calls from local boxing fans to fight in his motherland. The World Boxing Council (WBC) international light-heavyweight champion said in an interview on Friday that if all goes well, he is planning to host reigning World Boxing Federation (WBF) light-heavyweight…

Nginjale to be celebrated Sunday

  The boxing fraternity and the family of the late Nginjale ‘Young Tough Ben’ Chitenje will on Sunday celebrate his life with prayers and a boxing feast in Bangwe Township, Blantyre. The late Nginjale’s brother Mike ‘Bangwe 1’ Chitenje who is also a boxing promoter, yesterday said the prayers will be held at Bangwe Living…

Old Mutual pledge to continue sponsoring golf

  Old Mutual Limited has assured golfers of continued sponsorship despite its recent rebranding. The investment and financial services group recently rebranded from Old Mutual plc to reflect its fresh customer-led approach and stronger focus on Africa. Old Mutual chief operating officer Khumbo Phiri made the commitment when they hosted a golf tournament at the…

G4S ventures into junior golf sponsorship

  Security and logistic firm G4S has ventured into junior golf sponsorship which includes bankrolling  tournaments and providing material support to the national junior golf team. G4S managing director (MD) Hennie Uys unveiled the world said this when they sponsored the monthly mug for the Southern Region at the Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Sunday…

  Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) secretary general (SG), I would not spend my energy castigating Vice-President Saulos Chilima and his United Transformation Movement (UTM) at political rallies like I did in Karonga recently. At this crucial time when the country is on the countdown to next year’s tripartite elections, I would have realised that the…

Mhango wins Kingfisher Seniors’ Golf

  A birdie on the first hole inspired Kingsley Chimdima Mhango to win the Kingfisher Insurance Brokers and Consultants Seniors’ Golf Tournament at Country Club Limbe (CCL) on Blantyre on Sunday. Playing off handicap (h/c) 11, Mhango tied on 39 points with Ian Bonongwe (16h/c), but as per senior golfers’ rules, the former won because he…

No turning back

  A group of football fans advocating for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu and Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden’s (RVG) removal says it is not moved by a counter-march organised by another group tomorrow in Blantyre. Kalowe Ssiark Ajasi, who is leading the group pushing for Nyamilandu and RVG’s ouster, on Sunday said…

  Regional Governor of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the South, I would realise that the mind games I am playing surrounding my party’s ‘Blue Day’ march and the Civil Society Organisations’(CSOs) planned demonstrations are uncalled for and unfair. If I were Mchacha I would appreciate that it was irresponsible for my party to…

  Regional Governor of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the South, I would realise that the mind games I am playing surrounding my party’s ‘Blue Day’ march and the Civil Society Organisations’(CSOs) planned demonstrations are uncalled for and unfair. If I were Mchacha I would appreciate that it was irresponsible for my party to…

Flames captain apologises for loss

  Flames captain Limbikani Mzava has apologised to the nation for Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Morocco’s Atlas Lions in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Casablanca. With his voice straining with emotion, Mzava said: “We have let the people back home down and as captain, on behalf of my colleagues, I apologise.…

Kukoma court Ngwira

    Kukoma Diamonds are courting England-based netballer Laureen Ngwira with the hope of getting her on board. Ngwira’s six-month contract with Superleague side Team Nothumbria has expired and chances of her extending her deal look uncertain as the team has pulled out from the league. Diamonds’ vice-chairperson Lumbani Mtonya confirmed reviving their bid to…

RVG explains Chester recall

National football team coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has spoken out on Be Forward Wanderers playmaker Yamikani Chester’s exclusion from the Flames’ 25-member provisional squad. Chester was drafted into the squad after Saturday’s TNM Super League Blantyre derby against leaders Nyasa Big Bullets in which he was named man-of-the-match. “I am not being forced to…

It was Chester’s show

I wasn’t there when the Blantyre derby—the most sought after fixture on the domestic scene—which features age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers returned home at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday. But I learnt from those that were privileged to witness the occasion that it was a vintage show, the stuff of…

No deals for Sambani, Banda

Blossoming defender Precious Sambani and promising forward Peter Banda will not be offered deals by Belgian top-flight league champions Club Brugge. The teenage sensations were expected to return home on Monday to join the Flames as they step up preparations for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco’s Atlas Lions in Casablanca. Flames…