No more child prisoners

Meet James Faison (not real name), a 45-year-old ex-convict who confesses that he almost committed suicide while serving five years for burglary. He narrates how he gave up on life following the trauma, anxiety and fear he experienced while at Chichiri Prison. “It’s hell out there. Surviving in jail is by grace of God,” says…

Cosafa U-17 hosting gets Govt nod

Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says government is ready to host the 2019 Cosafa Under-17 tournament. Though Malawi has been given a green light to host this year’s youth championship, Cosafa has set conditions for hosting the tournament set for October. Cosafa will foot 75 percent of the expenses while Football Association…

Race against time

One day before nominations for Super League of Malawi (Sulom) elections close, seven clubs were, as midday yesterday, yet to submit their nominations for the polls set for March 2. The seven clubs are Karonga United, Nyasa Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers, Chitipa United, Bullets Reserve, Mlatho Mponela and Civil Sporting Club.  The deadline for…

Malawi to host Cosafa U-17

Malawi will host the 2019 Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship, the regional football governing body has announced, ending the country’s 17-year international tournaments’ drought. Council for Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) approved a rotational hosting system for its competitions on Saturday during its annual general meeting (AGM) held in South Africa. Cosafa deputy chief executive officer…

Bullets donate to Mulanje Hospital

TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets on Friday donated medical equipment worth K3.5 million to Mulanje District Hospital. The donation is an initiative of Super League sponsors TNM plc in which the champions get K3.5 million to be used for charity. Nyasa Big Bullets administrator Albert Chigoga said they decided to donate to the…

Bullets fan wins Zampira promo grand prize

Blantyre-based Nyasa Big Bullets supporter Emma Tepani on Wednesday got a timely New Year gift after emerging the lucky winner of the ultimate K1.5 million grand prize in TNM Super League’s Zampira Promotion. The Machinjiri resident, who won the jackpot after the final draw held in Blantyre, could not believe it when TNM officials called…

RVG, Flames comedy of errors

Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden’s (RVG) marriage of convenience with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) was doomed from the day he stepped out of the flight from Brussels, Belgium some 18 months ago. Here is a coach who Malawi government disassociated themselves from even before he took his first-ever flight to Africa, arguing it did…

Sulom applauds CAF reps Bullets, Silver

  Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has applauded country’s representatives in Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) club competitions Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers despite the two sides being booted out in preliminary rounds. Both teams lost 4-3 on post-match penalties with Bullets losing to Gor Mahia of Kenya at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre while…

U-20 booted out of Cosafa

  Just as anticipated, Malawi Under-20 national football team, which travelled to Zambia for the 2018 Cosafa Youth Championship without training, is all but out of the tournament after a 1-1 draw against Mozambique at Shinde Stadium in Mufulirwa. After losing 2-0 to hosts Zambia in the opening match, Malawi yesterday needed to collect full…

Payback time

  After all has been said and done, it is time for Malawi representatives in Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) inter-club competitions—Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers—to know their fate as they host their opponents in second legs of the preliminary round this afternoon. Both teams lost the first legs by 1-0 scorelines away. Champions…

Wanderers dream of top position

Though seemingly a far-fetched dream, second-placed Be Forward Wanderers can come out of this weekend on top of the TNM Super League. All they need to do is to collect maximum points in today’s fixture against Mafco and tomorrow’s against Dwangwa United at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota. But they need to score not less…

Masters risk forfeiting Carlsberg Cup prize money

Masters Security Football Club risk forfeiting the Carlsberg Cup winners’ prize money if Football Association of Malawi (FAM) succumbs to pressure from the Southern Region Football League (SRFL) to recoup Masters Security Limited company’s league sponsorship money from the club. The TNM Super League outfit defied all odds to beat Nyasa Big Bullets in semi-finals…

Gor wary of 2nd leg

  Despite taking a slender 1-0 lead into the second leg of the Champions League preliminary round, Kenya’s Gor Mahia are worried of what to expect at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Wednesday next week. Substitute Benard Ondiek struck in added time to end a deadlock between the two sides when Bullets felt they had…

Nomads banned for night vigil at stadium

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has slapped Be Forward Wanderers with a K2.7 million fine and banned six of the club’s supporters for holding a night vigil at the Kamuzu Stadium on the eve of the Carlsberg Cup final against Masters Security. Wanderers supporters Gomani Goba, Upile Sapangwa, Lloyd Makondanje, Batumeyo Chimpango, Meke Rabson…

No camp for U-20

  In an unprecedented scenario, the Malawi Under-20 national football team will participate at the 2018 Under-20 Cosafa Championship without camp training due to what Football Association of Malawi (FAM) described as government’s late confirmation on availability of funds. FAM secretariat released the Under-20 squad on Wednesday evening and the players and coaches arrived in…

Battle not yet over

Malawi representatives in Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) club competitions Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers are optimistic of upsetting the tables despite yesterday losing in the first legs of the preliminary matches. CAF Champions League flag carriers Bullets lost 1-0 to Gor Mahia of Kenya at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani while Silver…

Here we go

  Malawi flag-carriers Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers start their Confederation of African Football (CAF) inter-club competitions’ campaign this evening with tough preliminary round away fixtures. TNM Super League leaders Bullets face  Kenya’s Gor Mahia at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi in Champions League while Silver face AO CMS of Gabon at…

Wanderes reach Fisd semi-finals challenge

For a moment, Fifa referee Newton Nyirenda thought something was wrong with Be Forward players. This was when they all suddenly sunk on the Kamuzu Stadium artificial turf after Zicco Nkanda’s opening goal in 6-0 demolishing of lower league outfit Airborne Rangers in Fisd Challenge Cup quarter-finals. It took the referee some seconds to recover…

Mtawali to play in Bushiri legends charity match

    Flames legend Ernest Mtawali is in the legends teams to play in an international charity match on December 11 at Orlando Stadium in South Africa. South African Masters and Legends Football Association (Samlfa), Professional Soccer Management Company and Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church have organised the charity match. Other legends…

Chitipa itch for Bullets  upset in Fisd Cup

  Simama and Sons (Simso) Northern Region Football League outfit Chitipa United are hoping for an upset when they storm Kamuzu Stadium against the People’s Team in a Fisd Challenge Cup quarter-final fixture. The Simso league leaders are enjoying good form, having emerged the region’s Fisd Challenge Cup champions to qualify for the national level.…