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Chombo excited with  women’s team coaching job

Maggie Chombo Sadik, one of women’s football pioneers, says she is honoured to be appointed as women’s national team coach. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) appointed Chombo Sadik to lead the national team at the forthcoming Cosafa Women’s Championship in South Africa next month. “I feel honoured to be given this opportunity to coach the…

Malawi umpires miss out

  There was no Malawian umpire at the just ended Africa Netball Championship in yet another serious indication how netball officiation has taken a dip. Though Malawi is regarded a netball giant in the world capable of stunning even world number two teams such as New Zealand, International Netball Federation (INF) opted for officials from…

Queens face Kenya in dead-rubber

Malawi national netball team, the Queens wrap up their Africa Netball Champions campaign this afternoon in a dead-rubber match against Kenya at Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. Despite recovering from the first ever in shock loss to Zambia to beat Namibia 86-47 yesterday, the Queens already surrendered the battle for the top position…

Sulom secures man-of-match sponsors

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) yesterday unveiled sponsors for man-of-match and coach of the month awards to the tune of K10 million. Lilongwe Beverages Limited has pumped in K7.5 million for man-of-the-match award while Aspire Trading has committed K2.5 million for the coach of the month accolade. Sulom president Innocent Bottoman said the awards will…

Sulom faulted on delayed verdicts

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has come under criticism for releasing a disciplinary case verdict which has seen eight Moyale Barracks suspended just three days before the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit face Nyasa Big Bullets at Mzuzu Stadium tomorrow. Gastin Simkonda, Boyiboyi Chima and Victor Mwale are suspended for two matches for influencing the…

Nomads vow to make Kamuzu Stadium re-opening special

Thousands of soccer-starved Blantyre-based football fans are expected to flock to Kamuzu Stadium this afternoon to witness the re-opening of the venue after almost two years since the country’s Soccer Mecca closed its gates for renovations. No other fixture than the crunch tie between defending champions Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and stubborn Azam Tigers befits…

BB, Mzuni, Moyale fined

  The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has fined Nyasa Big Bullets, Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC and Moyale Barracks K1.5 million each for the violence which occurred during their respective TNM Super League matches. Sulom disciplinary committee found Bullets guilty of failing to control their supporters who threw bottles, cans and other objects onto the…

Mixed fortunes

  Uganda yesterday proved they are on a serious mission to topple Malawi from sixth position on Ifna world rankings after the She-Cranes beat the Queens for the fourth consecutive time. When the She-Cranes clobbered Malawi twice at the 2017 edition of the Africa Netball Championship in Kampala, some felt it was just a fluke.…

Silver lose, Nomads survive scare

Azam Tigers on Saturday lived up to their expectation stunning Silver Strikers 2-1 at their fortress Mulanje Park in a tense TNM Super League encounter. The Kaukau Boys had to come from behind to claim the precious maximum points. Silver took a lead in the first-half through a Khuda Muyaba strike, but all hell broke…

Fixed charges for Kamuzu stadium

  Government has proposed fixed charges for hiring out Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre which will see match organisers coughing up to K5 million to use the facility. The move is aimed at generating revenue for utility bills and to maintain the newly-rehabilitated facility to its present condition, according to the stadium owners Ministry of Labour,…

Chombo tipped for women team’s coaching job

    Women’s football pioneer Maggie Chombo is favourite to become the first female women’s football Malawi national team coach ahead of the 2018 Cosafa Championships in South Africa next month. She tops the list of an all-female technical panel proposed for the job by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Technical Subcommittee and awaiting…

RVG, Mzava, Ng’ambi, others make upweek

Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) is confident that all senior players will turn up for next month’s African Cup of Nation (Afcon) qualifiers against Morocco after clearing out misunderstandings that existed with them. RVG confirmed during the week having met in South Africa with his captain Limbikani Mzava, who turned down 2018 Cosafa Cup…

‘Chilemba has good chin’

  Isaac Chilemba’s opponent in tomorrow’s World Boxing Association (WBA) light-heavyweight title fight Dmitry Bivol says the South Africa-based Malawian boxer has a good chin, in reference to his ability to take punches without being knocked out. The two clash at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in what will be…

BB, Nomads clash over precious stone

  Battle lines have been drawn between rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers over   the Flames highly-rated left-back Precious Sambani. The Flames defender is reported to be boycotting training at Wanderers for two months following a dispute between the Nomads and his parent club, Namiwawa FC, over transfer fees payment. Wanderers rivals Bullets,…

FAM for youth movement

  In an effort to discourage TNM Super League clubs’ over-reliance on old guards at the expense of up-and-coming talent, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) plans to introduce a policy which will require clubs to register not less than five youth players with at least two featured in every match. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said…

Bullets fined K7.2m,  banned from Airtel Top 8

Nyasa Big Bullets are pondering on their next move after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) disciplinary committee slapped them with a K7.2 million fine following the violence that erupted after the Airtel Top 8 final against Blue Eagles at Bingu National Stadium (BNS). FAM released the verdict on Friday in which the People’s Team has…

First lap goes to BB

Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday finished the-TNM Super League first round on top after registering a narrow 1-0 victory over Blue Eagles at Mulanje Park. Patrick Phiri scored the all precious goal in the 82nd minute, to earn the People’s Team the vital three points. Bullets came with all guns blazing in search for revenge following…