Fisd to dress semi-finalists, dish out K4m

Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) will this morning dress the four Fisd Challenge Cup semi-finalists. The sponsors will also dish out K1 million to each of the four clubs—Nyasa Big Bullets, Masters Security, Kamuzu Barracks and Moyale Barracks—at a function to be held at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Masters Security and Kamuzu Barracks…

Sibale goes at K12m

Mozambique National Mocambola League giants Costa Do Sol and Silver Strikers have completed a deal for the Bankers’ net-buster Matthews Sibale who is expected to replace Portugal-bound Flames striker Richard Mbulu. In the deal, Sibale will join Costa do Sol in January at a $17 000 (about K12 343 635) transfer fee. Both the Maputo-based…

Title battle resumes for top 3 teams

Three top teams resume the TNM Super League title race with unpredictable fixtures  lined up in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Be Forward Wanderers will be hoping to take their tally to 58 points as they face Azam Tigers at the Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre. Though the first round encounter ended goalless, the Nomads can take…

Fifa blames stakeholders for football violence

Lack of division of responsibilities during matches is the main cause of violence at matches, a Fifa report compiled by United Kingdom-based safety and security experts Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has revealed. The world football governing body’s report states that there is lack of clearly defined responsibilities for all stakeholders during matches, as a…

Malawi in tough Cosafa U-20 group

  Malawi Under-20 national football team have been drawn in tough Cosafa Youth Championship group which has defending champions and hosts Zambia. The junior Flames are in Group A which, apart from the Zambians, also has Swaziland and quests Uganda following a draw held in South Africa yesterday. They start their campaign against Swaziland on…

Mwawi row not over

  The stand-off between Queens goal-shooter Mwawi Kumwenda and Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) is far from over. In the latest episode, the player’s manager Hlupi Chalamba has given conditions for the player’s return to the Queens, who go into camp this Sunday to start preparations for test matches against England this month. In a…

Nomads, Mzuni verdict tomorrow

  Be Forward Wanderers and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC will know the fate of their abandoned match tomorrow, according to Super League of Malawi (Sulom). Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said in an interview the disciplinary committee met in Lilongwe on Tuesday evening. “All the stakeholders presented their side of the story. We are just…

FAM cuts Bingu stadium capacity

  Football Association Malawi (FAM) says it will follow Fifa recommendation of 30 000 capacity for Bingu National Stadium (BNS) when the Flames face Lesotho in an international friendly this Saturday. The world football governing body, in its report compiled by United Kingdom-based safety and security experts Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), recommended that the…

Moyale not underrating rookies Umodzi

Moyale Barracks say they are not underrating lower league side Umodzi FC of Nsanje as the two sides clash in Fisd Challenge Cup quarter-finals at Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo, Chikwawa this afternoon. Moyale assistant coach Charles Kamanga said after booting out defending champions Be Forward Wanderers, it would be foolhardy to lose to the minnows…

All set for U-20 Cosafa draw

Malawi Under-20 national football team will today be among 12 teams that go into the pot for the 2017 Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Youth Championship draw. The junior Flames join defending champions and hosts Zambia, six-time winners Zimbabwe, last year’s finalists South Africa, Angola, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and two guests—Egypt…

Fisd rolls out SMS promo

Fisd Challenge Cup sponsors have launched a promotion in which football fans stand a chance of winning irrigation equipment. Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Irrigation (Fisd) marketing and communications manager Wezzie Chiumia said this is one way of letting football fans appreciate the importance of irrigation. He said: “We are giving out Solar Now Irrigation…

BB, Eagles search for Fisd Cup glory

Nyasa Big Bullets and Blue Eagles clash this afternoon in Fisd Challenge Cup quarter-finals at Civo Stadium with the People’s Team hoping for another victory over the Malawi Police Service (MPS) outfit. The last time the two sides met, Bullets beat Eagles in TNM Super League at Chilomoni Stadium. This time, Bullets have travelled to…

Drama at Balaka

A multitude of supporters that thronged Balaka Stadium were on Saturday left fuming after the match they paid for between Be Forward Wanderers and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC failed to take place. Mzuni left the match venue after they were allegedly assaulted by Wanderers supporters as they were entering the pitch. Mzuni club general secretary Khumbo…

Use agents to organise friendlies, FAM advised

  Unless Football Association of Malawi (FAM) shifts from using its general secretary (GS) to organise international friendly matches, Malawi’s Flames will continue playing lowly-ranked teams, analysts have observed. The analysts were reacting to FAM’s confession that it struggles to get friendly matches for the national team. FAM GS Alfred Gunda last week said the…

FAM boss, GS in CAF committees

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu and general secretary (GS) Alfred Gunda have been appointed in Confederation of African Football (CAF) standing committees. According to a CAF statement, Nyamilandu is in the organising committee of the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) while GS Gunda is a member of the legal affairs and…

Club licensing woes

  Blantyre United have announced that they will pull out of the top-flight league due to financial problems. This is despite Football Association of Malawi (FAM)introducing club licensing, which among others, ensures that only teams that meet conditions to fulfil Super League fixtures are licensed Last year, Max Bullets also withdrew from Super League, accusing…

Government takes NAM to task

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila has demanded a report from Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) on the Queens’ performance at the just-ended Fast5 World Netball Series in Melbourne, Australia. Kasaila yesterday said government wants answers on why the team performed miserably despite NAM’s assurances that they would do well. The…

Mo626 College Basketball Championship launched

  All roads led to Blantyre Youth Centre on Saturday morning where the newly-introduced National Bank of Malawi-sponsored Mo626 College Basketball Championship was launched. Vice-President Saulo Chilima, who was guest of honour, set the pace by featuring in a launch match between Malawi colleges alumni team and current students select side. The veterans came from…

Gaba breaks silence on spitting saga

  Flames striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango has finally broken the silence on the case in which he is accused of spitting on AmaZulu player Michael Morton on September 20 and apologised for the incident. In a statement issued yesterday, Gaba, commenting on the incident for the first time, said he was waiting for the disciplinary…