Songani Veterans warn Nomads

Zomba District Presidential Cup champions Songani Veterans have warned Be Forward Wanderers not to expect a stroll in the park when the two teams clash in the second round of the competition this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The team’s coach Lewis Malikula said his side is unfazed with the prospects of facing a…

Mwase named best coach in Swaziland

In a case of a rejected stone becoming the cornerstone, Malawian coach Meke Mwase has been honoured in Swaziland as the Best Coach for the 2016 Premier League first round. The Mbabane Highlanders coach, who was rejected by Malawian Super League clubs before trekking down South, has won the accolade after an impressive stint at…

KB seek revenge against Epac FC

Kamuzu Barracks (KB) FC will approach this afternoon’s Presidential Cup tie against Epac FC  with caution following a humiliating 1-4 loss to the same opponent last Monday in a TNM Super League fixture. The two sides face each other again at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe barely three after the league clash and it will be…

FAM drafts Players Welfare Fund policy

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has drafted a Players Welfare Fund policy which delegates the responsibility of implementing the initiative to Super League of Malawi (Sulom). According to the draft policy, FAM’s responsibility is to develop the policy and through the secretariat, provide Sulom with technical administrative service to the management of the fund on…

TNM launches two promotions

  TNM yesterday launched two Super League promotions aimed at engaging football fans. The two promotions dubbed as Predict and Win and Sapota Kawawa are aimed at creating a platform for TNM to actively engage soccer fans throughout the 2016 TNM Super League season. “Predict and Win gives an opportunity to supporters to predict results…

FAM offers  FMB  Surestream

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has offered Surestream Stadium to National Youth Football Association (NYFA) and First Merchant Bank (FMB). FAM president Walter Nyamilandu made the offer on Thursday during the FMB Under-20 League pre-launch at the bank’s offices in Blantyre. Nyamilandu said: “I think the youth league has now come of age. NYFA is…

BB, nomads fail to impress

  The Blantyre derby yesterday failed to live up to expectation as Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets settled for a drab one-all draw at Kamuzu Stadium. Apart from the moment of brilliance from Nomads’ Nigerian striker Amos Bello’s goal in the 12th minute and Chiukepo Msowoya’s 37th minute equaliser from a soft…

Bragging rights battle

No TNM Super League match arrives with more build-up, anticipation and pomp than the Blantyre derby between rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers. This afternoon’s encounter could not have come at an interesting time than now—just three days after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) disciplinary committee concluded that talk-of the-town utility player Jaffalie…

Players Welfare Fund woes

The implementation of Players Welfare Fund is facing challenges due to Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) lack of constitutional mandate to cut clubs’ share of gate revenue, the Weekend Nation has learned. FAM decided to introduce the Players Welfare Fund following incidents where players failed to get medical attention and financial help while serving or…

Yabwanya dumps Karonga United

  Karonga United’s participation in the TNM Super League has suffered a blow after its main financier Willy Yabwanya-Phiri dumped the outfit citing personal reasons behind the move. But the Canada-based Yabwanya-Phiri said his move is temporary. “I write to inform you all that due to personal reasons I, with immediate effect, temporarily step down…

Carlsberg Cup sponsorship up by K10m

  Carlsberg Malawi  Limited has increased the sponsorship of the 2016 Carlsberg Cup from K30 million to K40 million. Announcing the increment yesterday Carlsberg senior brands manager (alcoholics) Twikale Chirwa said they were responding to the country’s economic dynamics. “It is very important for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Carlsberg to keep on improving…

Chande laughs last

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) disciplinary committee has thrown out Nyasa Big Bullets’ complaint on the legality of Jaffalie Chande’s transfer to rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers. Bullets complained to FAM that the player was unlawfully signed by Wanderers because he has a running contract with the TNM Super League champions. However, the disciplinary…

Bullets release Eneya Banda

Nyasa Big Bullets have parted ways with youthful midfielder Eneya Banda just a season after the player made a name after joining the People’s Team from Karonga United. Both Bullets and the player confirmed the development on Wednesday. However, the player has accused the club of offloading him after the transfer window was closed. “They…

To sell or not to sell bullets

  It all started like a rumour and it spread so fast like bushfire. Now it is no longer just pretty talk. Big Bullets players and supporters want their sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) to buy out the club. The proposal has once again split the People’s Team into two factions— one for the buyout,…

BB pip Red Lions

  Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday registered their first victory in 2016 TNM Super League after triumphing 2-1 over Red Lions at Balaka Stadium. Bullets took an early lead in the ninth minute through striker Muhammad Sulumba but the soldiers equalised through Lot Chawinga. The defending champions restored their lead through Burundian striker Aimable Niyikiza…

Chilemba faces Russian in world title

  At long last, South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac Chilemba has been handed a title-fight against Russian undefeated WBO, WBA and IBF light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev on July 11 in Russia. Chilemba confirmed the development on Twitter on Sunday. He said: “Yes it’s happening! That’s the huge news. I thank Main Events for yet another…

Cosafa draw today

  Malawi national football team will today be among 14 teams that go into the pot for the 2016 Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Senior Challenge Cup draw. The draw will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, the host of the tournament set for June 11-25. Seven lowly-ranked teams in Cosafa region based on…

FAM can’t fire flames coaches

Malawi is the only Fifa member that has a coach directly employed by government, a development Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it puts them between a rock and a hard place when it comes to termination of contract in case of poor performance. However, Ministry of Sports and Culture says the contract provides for…

3 bid for Super League rights

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) yesterday opened bids for Super League exclusive broadcasting rights which revealed that three media houses showed interest to partner the association in beaming the elite league matches. MTV, Beta and Times TV submitted bids for the Super League games for a period of three seasons. MTV bid is at a…

Chiukepo faces late fitness test

Nyasa Big Bullets striker Chiukepo Msowoya is expected to undergo a late fitness test before the TNM Super League champions face Red Lions at Balaka Stadium on Sunday. Msowoya missed the opener against Moyale Barracks due to a calf injury he sustained during training. “I am feeling much better. I have started light training and…