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…

Derby On

  The uncertainty surrounding the country’s most famous fixture, the Blantyre derby, has been cleared after Flames coach Ernest Mtawali gave in and reluctantly allowed national team players to be released for this weekend’s Super League matches. The Flames leave Sunday for Tanzania for the 2018 World Cup preliminary round qualifier against the hosts on…

FAM in tight spot over stadium

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) feels betrayed by Ministry of Sports and Culture after the Kamuzu Stadium owners hired out the venue to host the 50th University of Malawi (Unima) anniversary celebrations a day before the Flames’ World Cup second-leg qualifier against Tanzania on October 11. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda has since written the…

Nomads march on

  Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday put behind their Super League woes and produced a classic performance at Kamuzu Stadium to edge Red Lions 1-0 and storm into the Standard Bank Knockout Cup semi-final. Coming from back-to-back league losses, the pressure on coach Elia Kananji was just enormous, but thanks to a Luka Milanzi’s…

No plans to outsource Bingu Stadium

  Despite some stakeholders putting pressure on government to outsource the newly constructed Bingu National Stadium, government has said the Ministry of Sports and Culture will manage the facility. Director of sports Jameson Ndalama said managing a stadium was not a lucrative business; hence, the decision not to outsource. “The government is not a profit-making…

AAM to revive throws, jumps

  Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) plans to increase athletes’ participation in other codes other than track and field events. AAM president Godfrey Phiri said in an interview Malawi has athletes that are capable of winning medals in other codes as well. “There was a time Malawi was producing medal winning athletes in many fields.…

Knockout Malaria bout postponed

  The much anticipated Knock Out Malaria international boxing contest, which was set for September 26 at Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc), has been postponed following a clash of events. The boxing contest, which has been organised by No Pain No Gain, was clashing with Lake of Stars music festival. boxing-ring-1024×690 No Pain No Gain…

Standard Bank quarter-finals begin today

The 2015 Standard Bank Knockout quarter-final rolls into action this afternoon with in-form Civo United hosting rookies Dedza Young Soccer Saints at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Civo are clear favourites in this encounter after their adventurous TNM Super League outing in the Southern Region where they bagged maximum points after beating Fisd Wizards and Mighty…

Flames’ Uganda friendly doubtful

  Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) plans of organising a strength testing match for the Flames before they play Tanzania, have hit a snag following South African clubs’ reluctance to release Flames players for the test match. After drawing 2-2 with Swaziland, Flames coach Ernest Mtawali proposed a friendly before facing Tanzania on October 7…

Flames keepers’ trainer sacked

  Former Flames goalkeeper Swadick Sanudi is back in Malawi national football team technical panel replacing Phillip Nyasulu as goalkeepers coach. Sanudi’s club, Big Bullets, have since released him to join the Flames camp at Chiwembe Technical Centre. “FAM [Football Association of Malawi] wrote us requesting that they want the services of our goalkeeper trainer…

MZUNI faults sulom decision

  Mzuni FC have accused the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) of disregarding their concerns and imposing   training compensation in the issue involving Burundian player Nikiza Aimabre. This follows Sulom’s decision to clear Aimabre to join Big Bullets as a free agent after investigations proved that the player has a refugee status and has never…

Nomads escape fans’ wrath

  Mighty Be Forward Wanderers players on Saturday abandoned the club’s bus and walked to their club house which is just a stone’s throw away from Kamuzu Stadium. This was done for the players’ safety following their 0-1 loss to Kamuzu Barracks in a TNM Super League match according to club officials. Kamuzu Barracks’ Yona…

Big Bullets beat Red Lions to open a nine-point gap

TNM Super League leaders Big Bullets on Sunday opened a nine-point gap between them and second-placed Blue Eagles after a 4-2 victory over resilient Red Lions in a six-goal thriller at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Both sides came into the game hoping to protect their respective records but it was the defending champions who came…