Civo Stadium to host Standard Bank Cup final

Lilongwe football fans have all the reasons to smile as they will watch yet another cup final in two months after Standard Bank Knockout Cup organising committee settled for Civo Stadium to host the grand finale between Civo United and Mighty Wanderers on November 1. Chairperson of the competition’s main organising committee, Jabbar Alide, confirmed…

FAM courts airtel

  Malawi national football team can have multiple sponsors, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has clarified as Airtel Malawi today announces a multi-million Kwacha donation to the Flames following a partnership between the two sides. The mobile service provider is scheduled to donate to the national team to help it prepare for the 2017 Africa…

We are ready

In an attempt to prove their skills amid numerous calls for standard Malawian content by different audiences, including television channels, film-makers are out of bed. In an interview with Chill, president of Film Association of Malawi (Fama), Ezaius Mkandawire, said they have organised a film festival, dubbed Cinema Malawi/African Film Festival, which is aimed at…

Civo sucker-punch BB

  They came, they played and they conquered. Wearing an underdog tag did not bother Civo United on Thursday as they staged a fierce comeback to snatch a memorable 2-1 victory over puffed-up Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium, and storm into the Standard Bank Knockout Cup final. Little-known Raphael Phiri, who is on loan from…

FAM clarifies on TZ ticket vendors’ arrest

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has clarified that two men arrested on Sunday for selling Flames World Cup qualifier second-leg tickets, were the association’s agents. The football governing body said the two were released after verifying that the tickets in question were genuine. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda explained that the two individuals (names withheld),…

BB in fatigue fears ahead of Standard Bank semis

Bullets take on Civo United in Standard Bank Knock out Cup semi-final today at Kamuzu Stadium. However, the Super League champions are concerned that fatigue would take a toll on players that were with the national team. Bullets vice-general secretary Kelvin Moyo said they were in a dilemma on whether to feature in-form left back…

Women’s national team celebrates Mothers’ Day

While the Malawi national women’s football team is in camp in preparation for the international friendly against Tanzania on October 24 at Civo Stadium, the team has joined the nation to celebrate Mother’s Day today October 15 2015. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) too has wished all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. “FAM also takes…

Battle for fam leadership

  As excitement builds up in the run up to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections set for Salima on December 12, the association is today expected to start receiving nominations from affiliates. The nomination process closes on November 13. FAM will announce the provisional list of the candidates on November 14. FAM general…

My  plan on track—Mtawali

Even after his failure to meet one of his targets to guide the Flames to qualify for the next stage of the 2018 Fifa World Cup, coach Ernest Mtawali insists he has what it takes to breathe a new lease of life into the Flames. The Flames legend said the solace is that his rebuilding…

FAM rues low patronage

  The Flames’ 2018 World Cup preliminary round second leg match against Tanzania played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Sunday suffered a low turnout never seen in recent times. The association printed 22 000 tickets for the match, but empty stands greeted the national team, a situation Football Association of Malawi (FAM) attributed to…

Not enough: As Flames die fighting

Flames lackadaisical performance in the 2018 World Cup preliminary round first leg against Tanzania came back to haunt them as they bowed out of the global showcase on Sunday despite a 1-0 victory over the Taifa Stars at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Malawi lost the first leg 2-0 away in Dar es Salaam last Wednesday…

Who manned the gates?

  Joka Investment, the firm that managed the gates in last Saturday’s Blantyre derby between Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium, cannot be verified at the Registrar General’s office. The company, which claims to have a business certificate, has come under scrutiny after it collected a meagre K16 million, yet the first…

Former head of marketing sues FAM

  Former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) marketing manager Dan Tambala, who was fired from the position in March this year, has sued the association for unlawful dismissal. Both Tambala and FAM confirmed the development as they wait for a hearing at the Commercial Court in Blantyre. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said they were…

Sigh of relief as Unima shifts to Sports Complex

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) can afford a sigh of relief after University of Malawi (Unima) shifted its 50th anniversary celebrations from Kamuzu Stadium to College of Medicine to accommodate the Malawi national football team’s 2018 World Cup preliminary round second leg against Tanzania. The 50th anniversary celebrations will be held on Saturday October 10,…

Clubs cry foul

Only K16 million realised from BT derby Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has instituted an investigation to establish what transpired for the Blantyre derby between Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers played at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday to gross a meagre K16 million ($28 169)—almost K11 million ($19 366.20) short of what was realised…

Kananji proves papers are nothing but papers

He might not be the most highly qualified football coach the country has ever produced. In fact, he could be the least qualified coach in the TNM Super League. According to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) records, he holds a C Licence obtained in 2010, but Mighty Wanderers coach Elia Kananji’s achievements speak a different…

Bullets go 15 points clear of Nomads

Big Bullets might as well be on their way to defending the TNM Super League after an exhilarating performance yesterday saw them snatch a 1-0 victory over their rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers in a heart-throbbing Blantyre derby at jam-packed Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. After missing hordes of chances, it was Jaffalie Chande who made…

Mtawali signs contract

Flames coaches Ernest Mtawali and Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan on Thursday signed year-long contracts, two months after they were appointed as Malawi national football team coaches. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development on Thursday. “As you are aware, the coaches were appointed in August, but their contracts were not ready,” Nyirenda…

Flames Tz quad out

Chipuwa dropped, Simplex, Gaba back Flames coach Ernest Mtawali on Thursday  named Bloemfontein Celtic striker Gabadinho Mhango and Mozambique-based goalkeeper Simplex Nthala as part of  the Flames squad travelling to Tanzania for the 2018 World Cup preliminary round qualifier against Taifa Stars. The duo’s return to the team means that Nthala has replaced Mighty Be…