Silver off to Zambia for friendlies

Silver Strikers leave for Chipata, Zambia today where they will play two international friendly matches against Zambia Premier League sides Chipata City Council FC and Nkhwazi FC. Club general secretary Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda said the friendlies will help the team tune-up for the coming season. The Airtel Top 8 champions face Chipata FC this afternoon before…

Linje off to Japan

  Flames striker Jabulani Linje yesterday flew out to Japan to join third division outfit Yokohama Sports and Culture Club (YSCC) on a two-year stint. The former Be Forward Wanderers striker’s deal follows successful trials which he underwent in Japan alongside team mate Prescious Msosa last year, courtesy of the Nomads sponsors Be Forward Limited.…

Sulom offers hope

To provide starter pack for CAF tourney   Super League of Malawi (Sulom) says from next season they will provide the Super League champions with a starter pack for CAF Champions League participation. But analysts have observed that the league-runners are treating symptoms rather than the disease since clubs financial woes are a result of…

RVG set to recall Wanderers players

Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) says he will recall Be Forward Wanderers players in the event that the Nomads are booted out of the CAF Champions League next week. The coach excluded the players from the national team squad that is in camp to enable them concentrate on their Confederation of African Football (CAF)…

FAM overturns refs life bans

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) disciplinary committee has overturned life bans imposed on four referees accused of accepting a K15 000 bribe to influence a Carlsberg Cup match between Chitipa United and Nchalo United. The disciplinary committee has, however, suspended Nchalo United FC general secretary Enock Whayo, coach Mavuto Lungu and technical director Patson Nyengo…

Nomads ready for Vita

The odds are stuck against Be Forward Wa n d e r e r s who should expect a hostile atmosphere in this afternoon’s CAF Champions League preliminary round first-leg tie against AS Vita at Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by DR Congo’s 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) winning coach Jean-…

Council gets tough

  Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) is assessing its 43 affiliates in an exercise that will result in the government’s sports organ maintaining only active associations. Sports Council board chairperson James Chuma yesterday said it is time for government to work with affiliates that are serious. He said: “We have about 43 affiliates, but…

Confusion

Nomads reverse decision after ‘pulling out’ of CAF In a case of pure comedy and confusion, Be Forward Wanderers yesterday announced their withdrawal from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2018 Champions League for unspecified reasons  but reversed the decision before the close of business. The Nomads announced the upshot via a letter club general…

Stadium turf stuck in Beira

Government risks missing the January deadline to re-open the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre as the artificial turf meant to be reinstalled at the facility is stuck in Beira, Mozambique. The turf arrived at Beira Port from Washington DC, US on December 6, but ACT Global, the supplier that government engaged has withheld it for payment…

‘Prepare or risk embarrassment’

Football analysts have warned Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security that they need thorough preparations or risk embarrassing themselves in the Confederation of African Football (CAF)competitions. The Nomads have been drawn against DR Congo giants AS Vita in Champions League whereas Masters Security have been paired against Atlético Petróleos de Luanda of Angola in Confederations…

Nomads can seal league title today

Eleven years is too long a time to wait, but this Saturday afternoon Mighty Be Forward Wanderers could finally end their wandering in search of a TNM Super League title if they beat struggling Masters Security at Balaka Stadium. In 2007 it was a story of so near, yet too far as the Nomads failed…

Tough draws for Nomads, Masters

Malawi representatives in the 2018 Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competitions—Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security—were on Wednesday handed tough opponents following a draw conducted in Cairo, Egypt. The Nomads have been paired against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) giants Association Sportive Vita Club, commonly known as AS Vita whereas Masters Security were drawn against…

Kwese beams Cosafa U-20

Kwese Sports Television is beaming live Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Under-20 Championship games currently underway in Kitwe, Zambia, after partnering with the regional football governing body. The television station’s marketing manager for Malawi, Annie Chisala, said the partnership with Cosafa has helped Malawians watch their Under-20 national team playing in Zambia. “You…

Under-20 face hostile hosts

Malawi under-20 coach Gerald Phiri Snr is expected to change the team’s system in this afternoon’s match against battered hosts and defending champions Zambia at Nkana Stadium in Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championship. The hosts were stunned 2-0 by Eastern Africa guests Uganda while Malawi edged Swaziland 3-2 on Wednesday. Assistant coach Peter Mponda said they…

Fisd sets hype ahead of cup final

  Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) have lined up a number of activities ahead of Saturday’s Fisd Challenge Cup final set for Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. It will be an all-Army affair as Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfits Kamzuu Barracks (KB) and Moyale Barracks, alias the Lions of Kaning’ina, clash in the final.…

Good start for Under-20

  Malawi Under-20 national football team yesterday got off to a flying start at the Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championship after edging Swaziland 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at Arthur Davis Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia. However, assistant coach Peter Mponda says the team has to work on some shortfalls noted in the first match as they…

Another Super Sunday as BB, Nomads title race rages on

TNM Super League championship contenders Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets plan to maintain their winning streak as they face unpredictable foes this afternoon. Both teams dropped points in their last Sunday fixtures. Leaders Nomads were held by Civil Sporting Club while second-placed Bullets drew against Silver Strikers. This afternoon, Wanderers host Dwangwa United…