Bullets, Nyasa deal finalised

  Nyasa Big Bullets FC and Nyasa Manufacturing Company’s (NMC) lawyers have finalised preparing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the cigarette manufacturing firm taking over ownership of the People’s Team. The club’s general secretary (GS) Albert Chigoga yesterday said lawyers representing the two parties have finalised the process—which includes transferring of ownership…

Kamwendo featured in derby with injury

  Be Forward Wanderers inspirational midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has disclosed that he was already injured when he featured in Saturday’s Blantyre derby against Nyasa Big Bullets. The battle-hardened midfielder was stretchered off the pitch immediately after putting the Nomads in the lead in the first half and was replaced by Isaac Kaliyati. The Lali Lubani…

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that I am sticking my neck out by promising Malawians that blackouts will be a thing of the past in a year’s time considering the agony and frustrations the issue has created. Yes Your Excellency, while the so-called surprise meeting with the boards and management of…

  After weeks of sickening events about anamapopa (blood suckers), it was refreshing last week to see the focus switch to the famous Blantyre Derby which features domestic football powerhouses-Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets. It felt so good to be in capital city at the weekend to get the feel of the Bingu…

Veep to grace NBM College basketball launch

  Vice-President Saulos Chilima will tomorrow grace the launch of the K30 million National Bank of Malawi (NBM)-sponsored College Basketball tournament in Blantyre. The Veep, a basketball enthusiast and former top player, will feature for Cuccsa Alumni team which will face Cuccsa current side at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC). Chilima’s press secretary Pilirani Phiri and…

  President of Malawi and the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), I would realise that my party’s poor showing in the recent by-elections offers food for thought ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections. If I were APM, I would accept the harsh reality that winning just one out of six positions up for grabs confirms…

Nomads give up on BT Derby venue

  Be Forward Wanderers have given in to Super League of Malawi’s (Sulom) decision that Saturday’s TNM Super League showdown against their age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets should be played at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe. This follows a meeting which the flagship league governing body had with the two teams on Monday evening…

Such is the appeal and charm of football that even in that moment of despair for the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in last Wednesday’s by-elections, some social media enthusiasts still found a way to relate its loss in five constituencies and wards to the beautiful game. The posting that caught my eye were results…

Mind games?

Be Forward Wanderers yesterday contradicted Super League of Malawi (Sulom), saying this Saturday’s Blantyre derby against Nyasa Big Bullets will be played at their home Balaka Stadium  and not Bingu National Stadium. Nomads general secretary Mike Butao yesterday said as the host team, they are entitled to play at their home venue. “Unless the home…

  President of the Republic of Malawi and governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader, I would not proclaim that only constituencies with DPP parliamentarians are assured of development projects as I did in my speech during campaign rallies in Lilongwe Msozi North and Lilongwe City South East constituencies recently. If I were APM, I would…

“Neba, mutu sukugwira!” These were chants from ganyu fans who were floating on air as they taunted Be Forward Wanderers after they were booted out of the Fisd Challenge Cup by Moyale Barracks in Mzuzu last week. The Nomads appeared bemused and out of place as they left the pitch with heads down in disappointment.…

Wanderers land 7 technical sponsors

Be Forward Wanderers have secured seven technical sponsors from Japan. According to the Nomads general secretary (GS) Mike Butao, the seven are Macron, who are now their official kit sponsors and are supplying them with uniforms, casual wear and travel bags; Sync Logistics, Mol, Globaline, Sun Phoenix and NYK Line who provide them with training…

Door open for veterans —RVG

  Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) says he has not closed the door for old guards. RVG was reacting to concerns raised by some quarters that he is turning a blind eye on some players like Esau Kanyenda who are enjoying a rich vein of form. “Yes, while the emphasis is building a team…

Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) chief executive officer, I would appreciate that the jazz about power production challenges, including low water levels in Lake Malawi and its outlet Shire River, have been said time and again without any lasting solution in sight. If I were Willy, therefore, I would always remember that Malawians want to hear…

More woes for South League

  Uncertainty surrounds the Masters Security Southern Region Football League second round kick-off as referees insist that they will not officiate any game unless they are paid their first-round officiation dues in full. The referees are owed K3 million and the Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) was hoping that they [referees] would soften their stance…

Mzava ruled out of Tanzania friendly

  Flames captain Limbikani Mzava has been ruled out of next weekend’s international friendly match against Tanzania’s Taifa Stars due to a knee injury. Flames team manager James Sangala confirmed the setback yesterday when he announced the names of foreign-based players for the match. “Apart from the captain [Mzava], the coach has maintained the other…

  Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, I would acknowledge that my move to order the arrest of 14 National Intelligence Bureau (NRB) officials was total abuse of office. If I were the lady who calls herself ‘Obama’, I would appreciate that when a whole Cabinet minister goes out of his or her way…

Swini,Banda win Mozambican tittle

  Malawian internationals—goalkeeper Charles Swini and midfielder Frank Banda’s team UD Songo—have won the Mozambican top-flight Mocambola League with two games to spare. Songo sealed the title with a 5-0 demolition of TextAfrica on Sunday at November 27 Stadium where Banda put the icing on the cake by rounding up the score. They have 62…