BT derby tickets at 25% discount on Mpamba

  Tickets for Blantyre Derby between Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets at Bingu National Stadium this weekend, are selling at a discount through TNM Mpamba, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has announced. According to Sulom and sponsors TNM Plc, all mobile money ticket purchases for the match will have an average of  25…

BB boot out KB

  Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday cruised to the Carlsberg Cup quarter-finals courtesy of post-match penalties after a hard-fought battle against Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at a fully packed Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre. But Bullets supporters had to endure a nerve-shredding wait as The People’s Team had to come from behind in the 89th minute to cancel…

U-17 target clean record

  Steam-rolling Malawi Under-17 national football team are targeting a clean record as they face hosts Mauritius in their last Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Youth Championship Group A match this afternoon. The Junior Flames, who top the group following their convincing wins against Botswana (2-0) and Zimbabwe (5-0), face the hosts at…

Cosafa Cup dates to change

Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) is expected to change the dates for the Senior Challenge Cup following Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress passed a decision to shift the Afcon finals from January to June. The Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup is held in June and CAF’s decision to shift the Afcon to the…

RVG in Belgium, to join U-17 in Mauritius

Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) will join the Under-17 national football team at Council for Southern Africa Cosafa Cup (Cosafa) Cup in Mauritius after attending a Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) symposium in Morocco. But the coach, who flew out to his homeland Belgium last week to file his tax returns, will remain in…

TNM, Sulom roll out cashless ticketing

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and TNM have introduced electronic ticketing system via the sponsors’ mobile money service, Mpamba. Announcing the new development, TNM chief officer for consumer services Daniel Makata said the move is in line with continuous improvements in the delivery of innovative, converged mobile and ICT services. He said: “The goal…

Sulom owes Fam K9m

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on Friday summoned Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to explain why they have failed to remit about K9 million to the mother body. The amount is FAM’s 10 percent cut from gate collections and broadcast rights revenue from Super League matches. A source told Nation on Sunday that the meeting,…

Age cheats flushed out

9 out 25 fail MRI age test Nine out of 25 Under-17 national football team players that underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at College of Medicine to verify their ages have failed the test. The players; Hastings Banda, Stanley Billiat, Felix Nenakude, Petro Charles, Dan Machipisa, Chimwemwe Yasin, Moses Chipanda, Patrick Chizuze and Patrick Njolomole,…

Injury dogs Wadabwa

Be Forward Wanderers top goal scorer Peter Wadabwa’s recovery has suffered a setback after the forward aggravated a groin injury. Wadabwa picked the injury during the Bus Ipite Bonanza first leg against Nyasa Big Bullets in December last year. He, however, returned to action two weeks ago and scored in Wanderers 1-0 victory over Dwangwa…

The Silencer is back, Shush

After enduring taunts that he is a spent force who left Civil Sporting Club for Mozambique on sightseeing, yesterday Nelson ‘The Silencer’ Kangunje hit where it hurts most by guiding Nyasa Big Bullets to a 2-1 victory over his former club in the Carlsberg Cup at Chilomoni Stadium. But it was not a stroll in…

Sailesi leaves for Zambia today

Nyasa Big Bullets and Flames midfielder Dalitso Sailesi leaves for Zambia today where he is expected to complete his deal with MTN League outfit Lusaka Dynamos. There was confusion on whether the player has been offered an outright contract by Power Dynamos of Kitwe or Lusaka Dynamos. But yesterday, player intermediary Felix Ngamanya Sapao, who…

Fam, Sulom contradict

Differ on Chilomoni Stadium’s capability Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) have differed on Chilomoni Stadium’s capability to host high-prolife matches. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said at the weekend they shifted the TNM Super League match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Kamuzu Barracks (KB)  from the venue to Kalulu…

Lessons from Cosafa Cup

  What a baptism of fire! Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has entered football annals as the first Flames coach to return from Cosafa Cup without scoring, let alone registering a win—a new low for Malawi at the regional tournament. Even RVG’s predecessor Ernest Mtawali must be laughing his lungs out wherever he is. Mtawali, despite…

Junior teams dumped after Cosafa tourneys

Despite Foo tball Association of Malawi’s (FAM) assurances that it has development programmes for Under-17 and Under-20 national teams, the Junior teams dumped after Cosafa tourneys association has been dumping the teams once they are back from Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) tournaments. The participation at such tournaments has become a mere routine…

TNM holds first Zampira monthly draw

  TNM on Wednesday held the first Zampira Promotion monthly draw at the integrated mobile network and ICT service providers’ offices in Blantyre. Two subscribers emerged winners and got K100 000 after predicting correctly the results of the match between Kamuzu Barracks and Moyale Barracks. One of the winners, Patrick Funsani, a Mzimba-based Be Forward…

Cosafa sets mandatory  MRI scan for U-17 players

  Council for Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) wants participating teams at this month’s Under-17 Championship to conduct magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test for their players. Unlike in the past when Cosafa did the age verification test itself, this time the regional football governing body wants member associations to conduct the tests before their teams…

Kamuzu stadium  to reopen by oct

  Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre is expected to reopen by October following the purchase of an artificial turf from the United States of America. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa announced during the week that government has paid $500 000 (about K360 million) for the turf from Washington DC and it…

BB in fresh Turmoil

Nyasa Big Bullets have been thrown into a fresh turmoil following the introduction of a performance contract which some senior players have refused to sign and are boycotting training in protest. Fed up with the team’s performance that has seen the People’s Team collect just 12 points from a possible 24, the club’s management hopes…

UK-based Malawian signs for National  League side

  United Kingdom-based Malawian Pearson Mwanyongo has signed for National League side Boston United. He joins the fifth tier side from Solihull Moors after an impressive 2016-2017 season, according to Boston Standard newspaper. “The 24-year-old attacker scored 19 goals in 31 appearances for Evo-Stik Division One South outfit Gresley FC to earn his move to…