BB beat Red Lions  for third time

After suffering two embarrassing defeats to Nyasa Big Bullets in Super League and Carlsberg Cup, Red Lions were expected to stiffen the upper lip when the two sides clashed at Balaka Stadium on Saturday. However, it was never to be as the Zomba-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit was condemned to a third consecutive loss,…

Muhuwa cherishes S. Africa body-building tourney

  Ulayaclassic runner-up Emmanuel ‘Muscle Manze’ Muhuwa has said he has learnt a lot from his participation at the Gentle Giant Classic and Arnold Classic Africa qualifiers in Witbank, South Africa on September 16. Though he did not qualify for next year’s final after finishing on position seven in the 80 kilogrammes category, Muhuwa said…

BB ‘keeper Kakhobwe out for three weeks

  Nyasa Big Bullets have been dealt a blow following the injury of their first-choice goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe. The Flames second-choice goalkeeper will be out of action for three weeks nursing an ankle ligament injury. The former Azam Tigers ‘keeper suffered the knock during a TNM Super League second-round match against Chitipa United at Chilomoni…

FAM goofs

  Seven overaged players have been expelled from the Under-20 national football team that is in camp in preparation for the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup in December. The development has exposed Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) glaring short-comings in verifying players ages before they are called into camp. The affected players…

Ex Zim star’s son picks Flames

  Azriel Johnson, son to former Zimbabwe Warriors player and a Malawian mother, has chosen to play for the Flames, a development that has put under fire that country’s football authorities for failing to convince the teenager to play for Warriors. One of Zimbabwe’s leading dailies, the Daily News, has faulted Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa)…

Confusion over U-20 squad

Confusion surrounds a Super League players-studded Malawi Under-20 national team squad released on Friday to start preparations for the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup to be staged in Mozambique in December. The 29-member squad has some players that were promoted from the Under-17 to the Under-20 in 2012. Players such as Levison…

Clubs want cup TV rights share

Clubs have asked Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to start sharing proceeds from cup games broadcasting and marketing rights or face an unspecified action. Unlike in other countries where the FA distributes television rights revenue from cup competitions, in Malawi, FAM does not share Carlsberg Cup, Airtel Top 8 and Fisd Cup rights. FAM statutes…

Flames tumble 10 places

Malawi national football team, the Flames, have tumbled 10 places from 106 to 116 on the Coca Cola Fifa rankings according to statistics released by the world football governing body yesterday. Despite playing two international friendlies-a draw against Morocco Under-23 and 1-0 victory over Togo-on Fifa calendar dates, the Flames have dropped on the ladder.…

Kinnah, Mbeya FC part ways

Flames legend Kinnah Phiri has parted ways with Mbeya City Council FC after the Tanzanian Vodacom Premier League outfit terminated his contract just two matches into the 2017 season. Both the club’s information officer Shah Mjanja and the former Flames mentor confirmed the development yesterday. However, the two sides differed on the reasons behind the…

Ramadhan reacts to his firing

Fired Nyasa Big Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan yesterday chose to ignore the club’s decision to terminate his contract and said he will be coming back ‘soon’. In a brief interview from his native Burundi, Ramadhan maintained his innocence, but did not comment directly on the club’s decision to fire him. Nyasa Big Bullets general secretary…

Malawi only side with Europe based players at Cosafa

Malawi women’s football national team has been rated as one of the strongest sides at the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Women’s Cup in Zimbabwe, following the inclusion of Europe-based stars defender Kazisonga from the Altera Porta and striker Tabitha Chawinga, who plays in Sweden with Knarsveden IK. The Stuart Mbolembolecoached side is…

Carlsberg ‘Kananji’ Cup

Qualified or under-qualified, love him or loathe him, Eliah Kananji is the country’s most successful coach as far as the Carlsberg Cup is concerned. Yes, in football you need a little bit of luck, but definitely not four times it takes a genius, and Kananji is. When he won the Carlsberg Cup with Nyasa Big…

Special brew!

Nomads, BB meet in Carlsberg finals for the fourth time Blantyre derbies come and go but this one will be remembered in years to come. For many decades Lilongwe was forced to play second fiddle to Blantyre which hosted the country’s most famous fixture. But the crumbling of Kamuzu Stadium and opening of the Bingu…

Zampira champions predictions close

  Zampira Promotion prediction for the 2017 TNM Super League champions are now closed, sponsors TNM plc has announced. The company’s senior manager (business services) Limbani Nsapato announced the closure of predictions yesterday during Zampira Promotion third monthly draw. “TNM would like to thank all supporters for their predictions, and for this, they stand a…

Getting high on the stands

Chamba, as indian hemp is locally known, might be illegal in the country, but at football matches it is openly sold and smoked by some in the terraces. These developments happen in full view of police who are hired to provide security at matches. In the picture, a man is captured vending the illicit drug…