FAM to lift clubs’ ban

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is expected to lift a 14 day suspension meted out on Super League clubs that did not comply with club licensing requirements. Eleven clubs were suspended from any football related activities earlier this month after failing to submit relevant documents before the January 31 deadline. The clubs were given up…

K30M FOR CJ, SCHUMACHER

  Blue Eagles have put a K15 million (US$20 000) price tag each for midfielder John CJ Banda and Schumacher Kuwali who are on the verge of clinching deals with Mozambique side Ferroviaro de Nampula. The amount is way above the Mozambican club was asking for the two players on year-long loan deal. A letter…

2016 Airtel Money Netball Trophy launched

The 2016 Airtel Money National Netball Trophy was launched yesterday in Salima. Several activities marked the launch of the competition including a netball match between Salima Select and Kamuzu Barracks. Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia, pictured holding the trophy, was guest of owner at the event. The K70 million competition will start at…

BSC’s chair fundraising golf, dinner tomorrow

Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) will tomorrow host a chairperson’s fundraising golf tournament and dinner. According to BSC ladies golf captain Connie Muguvu Karuku, proceeds from the event will go towards the maintenance of the golf course bridges that were damaged by floods. “The tournament will be played in doubles and we have a sizeable number…

FAM engages marketing expert

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has engaged marketing consultant Ian Riley to help the association reposition its marketing department. The South Africa-based Fifa consultant, who arrived in the country on Monday courtesy of the world football governing body, will help FAM transform the Mpira Village and other facilities into commercial entities. Mpira Village, has…

CJ joins Moz club’s SA pre-season camp

  After failing to clinch a deal with South Africa Premier League side Jomo Cosmos, Flames and Blue Eagles midfielder John ‘CJ’ Banda could find solace in Mozambique side Clube Ferroviário de Nampula who are tipped to offer him a contract. Banda left for South Africa on Wednesday to join the Mozambican national league side…

Devaluation  hits fam hard

  The kwacha’s steep depreciation has not spared the football fraternity—with the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) one of the worst affected—as it has to pay K37.5 million (about $52 189) for Flames air tickets to Guinea. The same air ticket in January 2015 fetched about K15 million (about $21 571) for a squad of…

Surestream Stadium sale put on hold

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has shelved plans to dispose of Surestream Stadium as the association is repositioning its marketing drive. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu had in his manifesto indicated that the facility, formerly MDC Stadium, should be sold because it was not making profits. He suggested that the funds should be invested in…

Flames not on chan list

  Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released details for the 2018 Orange Africa Nations Championship, but Malawi is not on the list of 43 teams that will enter the qualifying rounds, split into zones according to their regional affiliations. Malawi is missing on the list of teams eligible to participate in the next edition…

Nomads to sign Japanese player

After signing Cameroonian striker Lionnel Atsu last season, trendsetters Be Forward Wanderers are expected to unveil a Japanese player Genki Nakamura. The utility player is expected to arrive in the country this week to discuss personal terms with Wanderers. Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao confirmed the development yesterday, describing the player as highly rated professional.…

Kinnah appointed mbeya city coach

Former Flames mentor Kinnah Phiri is expected to start a new lease of life at Mbeya City Council Football Club after the Tanzanian outfit appointed him coach. Kinnah, who has signed a two-year contract, replaces Abdul Mingange, who has left the club due to family problems, according to the club’s general secretary Emmanuel Kimbe. “He…

Chilemba challenges German WBA champion

South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac Chilemba could be back in the ring next month to face current World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer in Germany on March 12. The former WBC silver light heavyweight champion has thrown his hat to challenge Braehmer who is on a lookout for an opponent after failing…

Cycling for MDF veterans

Cyclist Kenneth Msauko Chikazunga Banda is cycling from Lilongwe to Mulanje and back via Salima, Mangochi, Zomba and Blantyre to raise funds for Malawi Defence Force (MDF) veteran soldiers. Banda, a Malawi Red Cross Society volunteer, said he wants to use his cycling skills to help the underprivileged. During the trip, which will cover over…

Gate charges under review

  Tough times call for tough measures. Soccer fans will have to dig deeper to watch local matches this year once a proposal to adjust upwards gate charges is adopted at a stakeholders meeting scheduled for February 13. The proposed gate charges have pegged local games between K1 000 and K1 500 while international games…

Bullets investigating vandalised billboard

  Nyasa Big Bullets last Saturday woke up to a shocking realisation that their billboard erected near Limbe Flea Market by sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) had been vandalised. NMC marketing director Steve Munthali said the incident was a big setback after the company spent a lot of money paying Blantyre City Council to have…

11 clubs suspended

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has suspended 11 Super League clubs, including 2015 TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets, from any football related activities for failing to submit relevant documents pertaining to club licensing system. Apart from Red Lions, Silver Strikers, Dwangwa United and Be Forward Wanderers, the rest of the Super League…

Elected or appointed officials?

Sulom directive stirs debate Super League of Malawi (Sulom) wants all Super League clubs to have statutes that are in line with the mother body and one of the contentious issues is that of a four-year term for office bearers. Sulom has since requested all affiliates to submit their statutes for scrutiny as it moves…

Mwawi all but wins Athlete of the Year Award

Malawi’s sole netball export Mwawi Kumwenda has all but won the International World Games Association (IWGA) Athlete of the Year award which will be announced today. IWGA last official results released five days before the close of the polls tipped in favour of the Malawian netballer who plays for Tactix of New Zealand. “Looking at…