Mzava Arrows’ most capped player

  Flames captain Limbikani Mzava has for the second time in a row been named the most capped player for his South Africa’s Premier Soccer League club Lamontiville Godlen Arrows. The Abafana Bes’thende skipper has finished the season having played 32 games just like last season, according the club’s website www.goldenarrowsfc.com.   “Shout out to…

RVG spits fire

  Malawi national football team coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) has expressed his frustration at Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for tolerating Nyasa Big Bullets players’ absence during the Flames’ assessment exercise. Goalkeepers Ernest Kakhobwe and Rabson Chiyenda, defenders John Lanjesi and Miracle Gabeya, midfielder Mike Mkwate, strikers Chiukepo Msowoya and Patrick Phiri missed the…

Bullets players short-changed

Malawi national football team coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) is expected to submit his final squad for 2018 Cosafa Cup today without assessing Nyasa Big Bullets players who missed assessment camp. Bullets goalkeepers Ernest Kakhobwe and Rabson Chiyenda, defenders John Lanjesi and Miracle Gabeya, midfielder Mike Mkwate, strikers Chiukepo Msowoya and Patrick Phiri missed the…

RVG snubs phiri jnr, ng’ambi

  Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) has left out South Africa-based Platinum Stars duo of Robert Ng’ambi and Gerald Phiri Jnr from his Cosafa Cup squad after the players excused themselves from the national team in March. The two players snubbed a call-up for the international friendly against Uganda, saying they wanted to concentrate…

Malawi hosts Fifa financial governance workshop

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is hosting Fifa financial governance workshop at Sunbird Capital in Lilongwe. The two-day workshop, which concludes today, has targeted directors of finance from member associations from Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi. Christoph Suppiger and Mehmet Dirlik from Zurich and David Fan from South Africa Fifa are…

Tabitha opens Chinese account

  After missing Chinese Women’s Super League opening matches due to an injury, Malawi women’s football icon Tabitha Chawinga returned to action with a bang scoring the winning goal for her club Jiangsu Huatai in their 1-0 victory over Shanghai SVT. This was Tabitha’s first full match since joining the club in January this year…

Mwawi lands Nissan sponsorship

  Malawi national netball team and Melbourne Vixens lofty shooter Mwawi Kumwenda has landed a sponsorship from Australian Nissan motor vehicle franchise dealers Berwick Nissan. The authorised Nissan car-dealers unveiled Mwawi yesterday in Australia. A statement from Nissan Berwick yesterday stated that they had been swayed by Mwawi’s exploits both at club and international level.…

Poor incentives  wear down Queens

When Malawi Queens handed the mighty New Zealand’s Silver Ferns their first-ever defeat at the Commonwealth Games, the result sent a shockwave into the very foundations of that country’s netball history. “New Zealand netball has plunged into crisis after the Silver Ferns were on the wrong end of the greatest upset at the Commonwealth Games,”…

Can lightning  strike twice  for Moyale?

Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks clash for the second time in two weeks as the battle in Airtel Top 8 quarter-finals first legs enter day two. The two sides met in a league fixture a fortnight ago and Bullets triumphed 2-0 through red-hot striker Bright Munthali and midfielder Henry Kabichi. They say lightning does…

Abel’s last match

They came not to watch him play as they had done several times, but to pay last respects to Under-20 star Abel Mwakilama who died three weeks ago. Scores of soccer-lovers, relatives and friends yesterday bade farewell to the Portuguese fourth-tier league club Sporting Clube de Esmoriz striker, who was  buried at his home, Mwamalopa…

Low hype for Russia world cup

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has shunned its Russia Fifa World Cup tickets following a low demand for the world’s biggest football event in the country. Fifa member associations are allocated the tickets by the world governing body to sell at a reasonable profit. Malawi’s quota is 250 tickets for various matches. There are…

Pros contradict Flames captain on Cosafa

Some Flames’ foreign-based players want to be considered for the Cosafa Cup despite a recent suggestion by their captain Limbikani Mzava that only local-based players should be called up for the tournament. This year’s regional tournament will be held in South Africa next month. Team manager James Sangala confirmed having been contacted by “several” Flames…

Worms invade Bingu Stadium pitch

Bingu National Stadium’s (BNS) imported grass has suffered a setback following an attack of worms. Chinese firm Ahnui Foreign Construction Company recommended Cynodon Dectylon species also known as Bermnuda grass for the stadium. Now a section of the pitch has come under heavy attack of the worms, posing a risk to the expensive newly-built stadium’s…

Ng’ambi speaks out on relegation

  Malawi international Robert Ng’ambi has said he will wait for the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season to conclude before making a decision on his future at relegated Platinum Stars. After playing in the PSL for over 10 years, Malawi’s most experienced and influential midfielder is heading for the National First Division (NFD) following…

Flames captain  Dares rvg on cosafa

  Flames captain Limbikani Mzava says Malawi should send a squad of TNM Super League players only to the 2018 Council for Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) Cup next month. The Golden Arrows defender said Malawi should borrow a leaf from other Cosafa member states  who use the regional tournament to expose up-and-coming talent. The…

Mabedi blames loss on red card, errors

  Former Malawi captain Patrick Mabedi, who endured a torrid night on Tuesday when Kaizer Chiefs lost 3-1 to Golden Arrows on his debut as coach, has blamed the loss on errors. Amakhosi’s fate was sealed after getting to the worst possible start for the Soweto side, who conceded the opener against the current Flames…

‘Old turf was neglected’

  A member of the ACT Global crew installing a new artificial turf at Kamuzu Stadium says Malawi could have avoided spending about K367 million  (500 000) on the turf if low-cost maintenance equipment was used to keep the fibres aligned and upright. After removing the old turf, Leendert van der Greft, speaking in his own…

BB kit stirs  controversy

  A personalised uniform which Nyasa Big Bullets are currently using has reignited the shirt advertisement conflict with Super League of Malawi (Sulom) accusing the Super League giants of flouting contractual requirement with its sponsor TNM plc. According to Fifa shirt advertising regulations, the chest is for the club’s sponsors, while the league’s designated position…

U-20 vow to  honour fallen teammate  with win

Under-20 national team players broke into uncontrollable tears when the technical panel broke the news that their teammate Portugal-based striker Abel Mwakilama had passed on after cerebral malaria attack. All seemed well as the team was preparing for this afternoon’s Under-20 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) second leg against the host, The Kingdom of Eswatini,…