Firm speaks on missing k4.2m

Glory Gate Management, a firm that was engaged to provide services during the Blantyre derby between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday, has distanced itself from the ‘missing’ of K4.2 million gate collections. The firm says it is the one which uncovered the shortfall. The gate management firm’s…

I will be world champion come August 4

  South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac Chilemba has vowed to grab the New World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight title when he clashes with Dmitry Bivol. He faces the Russian at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey in a bill which will serve as the co-main event to the card…

Kwesé beams World Cup games for free

  Newly-launched Kwesé Television says it is broadcasting selected matches of the ongoing 2018 Russia Fifa World Cup for free through its free-to-air (FTA) platform. Country manager Wonder Msiska said the company believes premium sports content should be accessible to all Malawians regardless of their economic status, demographics, or where they are. He said: “As…

More woes for Nomads

  It does not rain but pours for TNM Super League defending champions Be Forward Wanderers who have revealed plans to trim the squad to cut expenses, just 10 weeks into the 2018 season. The revelation comes at a time the team is going through a bad patch on the field of play. The Nomads,…

Depleted Bullets  downplay missing 6

  Nyasa Big Bullets say missing six players in the Airtel Top 8 semi-final against rivals Be Forward Wanderers will not have a significant impact on the team’s performance. The rivals clash at Bingu National Stadium tomorrow with the Bullets back four hugely depleted due to injuries. They will be without defenders Pilirani Zonda, Emmanuel…

Queens eye Africa  Championship

  Malawi national netball team, the Queens, have a daunting task of winning this year’s  Africa Netball Championship in Zambia to qualify for the 2019 World Netball Cup. Top five teams—Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa and England—automatically qualify by virtue of their position on the International Netball federation (INF) World Rankings. The others, including…

Nyamilandu defends Morocco bid vote

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has defended his choice of Morocco’s World Cup losing bid at the Fifa Congress yesterday. The North African country’s bid lost 65-134 to a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada. Despite Fifa evaluators scoring the joint bid 4.0 and Morocco 2.7 on a…

World Cup fever

  As the 21st World Cup kicks off this evening in Moscow, Russia, the local football fraternity has not been left out from the biggest football festival’s frenzy. There are mixed views on which team will carry the day after four weeks of pulsating action, but Germany, Argentina. Brazil and Spain stand out. Malawi national…

SA U-20 start preps for Jnr Flames

South Africa Under-20 national football team, Amajita, have started their preparations for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final round qualifiers against Malawi. According to www.iol.co.za, coach Thabo Semong attached three Under-20 players to the squad that took part in the Cosafa Cup. “I am obviously happy that some of our players—Wiseman Meyiwa, Lyle…

‘Firing RVG costly for FAM’

Firing Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) could be easily said than done since sacking him would cost Football Association of Malawi (FAM) millions of kwacha in compensation, Nation on Sunday can reveal. Pressure is mounting on FAM to fire RVG following Malawi’s poor performance at the Cosafa Cup where Malawi, though ranked highly, anchored…

Timely boost for Bullets, Nomads

Rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have timely boosts—ahead of their TNM Super League ties this afternoon—following the return of their key players. Defending champions Wanderers return to action against Red Lions away at Mangochi Stadium while Bullets host Masters Security at Mulanje Park Stadium. The Nomads welcome eight players—Richard Chipuwa, Rafick Namwera,…

Cosafa Cup affects Flames’  Ranking

  Malawi national football team’s poor showing at the ongoing 2018 Cosafa Cup has reflected on the latest Fifa rankings released yesterday. The Flames have dropped four places from 119 to 123 on world rankings for the month of June. Though the most highly ranked in Group B at the regional competition, Malawi finished at…

‘Lule’ offers to drill strikers

  Appalled by Malawi national football team strikers’ horrible scoring record, former Flames net-buster Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya has volunteered to drill the misfiring forwards ahead of  the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Morocco and Cameroon in September. While others are criticising without offering a solution, the Nyasa Big Bullets legend has asked…

Mzava extends Arrows contract

  Flames captain Limbikani Mzava has extended his contract at Absa South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Lamontville Golden Arrows. Arrows exercised a one-year option on the contract to keep the striker for another two years. “Yes, I’ve extended my contract, but we took the one-year option that was there at the beginning when…

Flames players back RVG

Malawi national football team players have thrown their weight behind coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) despite calls for the Belgian’s head following the Flames’ exit at the ongoing Cosafa Cup in Polokwane, South Africa. The Flames fate was doomed at the tournament after losing 1-0 to 161st-ranked Mauritius in their opening match. Angola gave Malawi…

Pressure mounts for RVG

  As Malawi lines up against Angola in a dead-rubber 2018 Cosafa Cup Group B last match today, time is running out for Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) to start delivering results. The Flames failed to make it to the quarter-finals for the second consecutive time following a one-one draw against Botswana on Wednesday…

Flames out

  The dream is over. The Flames’ Cosafa Cup campaign came to a heart-breaking end  yesterday after giving away a 1-0 lead with two minutes to full time against Botswana’s Zebras at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa. The perfect result was within touching distance, but as has always been the case with…