Masters Security yet to  honour South League prizes

  Masters Security Services are yet to honour the Southern Region Football League (SRFL) prizes for last season amounting to about K5 million. The situation has affected the clubs—Nchalo United who emerged Premier Division champions and their runners-up Prison United and Chikwawa United who finished third, Division One champions Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve, runners-up Naming’omba…

‘Flames slowly getting there’

  Analysts say they see light at the end of the tunnel for Malawi national football team, the Flames. But the analysts say the Flames still need to perfect finishing prowess which has seen the team fail to score despite enjoying enviable ball possession and creating scoring opportunities. Malawi have failed to score in four…

Lions escape Flames’ wrath

  Malawi’ Flames have kept their dreams of booking a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals intact after they put up a gallant fight to hold reigning champions Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions 0-0 yesterday at Kamuzu Stadium. With the other Group B match between Morocco and Comoros ending 2-2, it means apart…

Bullets shoot  visiting TZ club

Pasuwa attends coach interviews Former Zimbabwe Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa yesterday attended interviews with Nyasa Big Bullets before watching the People’s Team beat Zanzibar champions Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi Sports Club (JKU) 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium. The former Dynamos coach is favourite to take over as head coach at Bullets but chief executive officer Fleetwood…

So help us God

Though tactics normally win football matches, Malawi National Football Team, the Flames, are hoping for a miracle this evening when they face African champions Cameroon at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé,  in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier. Like the biblical Daniel, who was cast into a den of lions by King Darius…

Stadium fit to host Cameroon match—FAM

  Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) says Kamuzu Stadium is fit to host the Flames’ high profile 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Cameroon although Fifa and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) are yet to inspect it. A report after 2017 inspection by Fifa consultants—UK-based Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA)—put the stadium’s capacity…

Gaba hints at move

  Flames striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango has hinted at his exit at South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Bidvest Wits where he has been reduced to a sideshow. In an interview after joining Malawi national football team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en route to Cameroon for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group…

Bullets defend coaches firing

  Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday gave an insight into its technical panel’s chaotic set-up in which the head of technical panel, Rogers Yasin, was reduced to a figurehead while assistant coach Eliah Kananji, was calling the shots and making unilateral decisions on players’ selection. Addressing the media during a press briefing in Blantyre, Bullets chief…

Carlsberg Cup semi-finalists talk tough

  Though only two will make it to the final, Carlsberg Cup semi-finalists have promised to dish out their best and reach the final this weekend. The battle for the final starts tomorrow as defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Masters Security clash at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. On Sunday, Be Forward Wanderers will host…

Chikoti glad to be back in Flames

Red Lions captain Chikoti Chirwa says he is glad to be back in the national football team, the Flames’ squad after a year-long absence following a tour of duty in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on peace reinforcement mission. Chirwa, a Malawi Defence Force soldier, was one of coach Ronny Van Geneugden’s favourites in 2017…

Flames in tight spot

  There will be no ample rest for the Flames ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group B return leg qualifier against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions as they will only have a day’s rest before the match. The Flames face Cameroon in the qualifiers first leg on October 12 at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo…

Fazili suspension lifted

TNM Super League giants Silver Strikers have reinstated assistant coach Lovemore Fazili who was suspended three weeks ago on disciplinary grounds. The Bankers chairperson Ralph Tseka yesterday confirmed the development, saying the lifting of Fazili’s suspension was with immediate effect. He said the decision to reinstate Fazili was reached because there was no evidence on…

Flames to host Cameroon at Kamuzu Stadium

  The Flames will return to Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on October 16 when they host Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier. Malawi last played at Kamuzu Stadium in 2016 in a 2017 Afcon qualifier against e-Swatini (formerly Swaziland) which they  won 1-0. The Flames then moved to Bingu…

Ben Phiri launches trophies in Thyolo

  Aspiring parliamentary candidate for Thyolo Central Constituency Ben Phiri on Sunday launched K10 million football and netball trophies at Khonjeni in the district. This is the second edition of the competitions after successfully introducing them last year. Speaking during the launch, Phiri said the event was a fulfilment of a promise he made last…

Backlash

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu’s statement that he does not play football; hence, he cannot resign due to the Flames’ poor performance has attracted a backlash with Lilongwe and Mzuzu concerned supporters joining Blantyre-based ones’ plans to demonstrate against the beleaguered FAM boss. A highly-charged Nyamilandu told the media that he…

Walter defiant

  Embattled Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday blasted his critics who are calling for his resignation due to the national team’s poor performance, arguing that he does not play football; hence, he is not responsible. After failing to hold the press conference last week, the FAM boss decided to hold it…

Mtawali named in Africa legends match

  Malawi football legend Ernest Mtawali has been named among 18 former  African stars to play in a match to commemorate Equatorial Guinea’s 50 years of independence. The African football legends, drawn from six African nations—Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, Malawi and Ivory Coast—will play against ex- Equatorial Guinea internationals on October 10 in Malabo,…