Malawi football at crossroads

  Malawi football faced a test of character after Football Association of Maalwi (FAM) two legal organs contradicted each other on the interpretation of FAM electoral code leading to an injunction that stopped the body’s elections. It all started with aspiring presidential candidates Wilkins Mijiga and Willy Yabwanya Phiri and vice-president race hopeful Tiya Somba…

FAM elections

    As the countdown to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) polls scheduled for Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi on Saturday draws closer, aspiring candidates are winding down campaign in a last-ditch push for votes. The FAM electoral committee yesterday announced official campaign for the elections will close this evening at 11pm. The elections…

Dwangwa, Max Bullets sniff promotion

  The Southern Region Football Association’s Nsejjere League and Central Region Football Association’s Chipiku League battle for promotion to the TNM Super League could be over this weekend. In the Chipiku League, Dwangwa United need just four points from their two weekend fixtures for them to be crowned champions.   They lead the table with…

FAM, Surestream extend stadium deal

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Surestream have agreed on a new tenancy agreement which will see the association getting K100 000 ($167) monthly rentals. According to FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, the two parties recently signed a two-year contract following the expiry of the previous one. In the previous lease agreement, Surestream were…

Nomads get new uniform

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers can now afford a smile after their official uniform finally arrived in the country. Nsejjere Sportswear, who were engaged by Super League of Malawi and sponsors TNM to procure the uniform, have announced that the kit is finally in the country and that the Nomads will wear it for the rest…

Flames plunge 12 places on rankings

  The Malawi national football team, Flames, wrapped up yet another embarrassing year by dropping 12 places on Fifa ranking for December. The Flames mediocre performance in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers summed up the team’s woes as Malawi plunged from position 97 to 109 on the last ranking of the year. Malawi played a…

Bullets crowning Dec 27

  The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has announced that the 2015 TNM Super League will conclude on December 27 with the official crowning of Big Bullets at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said the season’s last game would be between Bullets and Civo United. “This is when Big Bullets will…

Voters’ roll out

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has finally released the provisional voters’ roll for the December 12 elections. The association’s electoral committee on Thursday issued a statement urging candidates to check with affiliates if they are interested in accessing the list. “In accordance to Article 22 paragraph five of the FAM statutes, it is stated…

FAM shuns MEC on polls

  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is not involved in Football Association of Malawi (FAM) December 12 elections in any capacity. MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa confirmed that they were approached for technical assistance, but that after giving the association conditions, FAM never came back to confirm. “MEC was approached by FAM to help with…

FAM polls aspirants demand voters’ roll

  Two of the three Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential aspirants Wilkins Mijiga and Willy Yabwanya Phiri have cried foul over the confidentiality surrounding the December 12 elections voters’ roll. The two candidates have accused FAM electoral committee of hiding the names of delegates to the elective general assembly while they allege that incumbent…

 Chiukepo eyes Cecafa golden boot

Revived Flames striker Chiukepo Msowoya is one of the favourites for the golden-boot award at the ongoing Confederation of East and Central Africa (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Ethiopia. Msowoya has so far bagged two goals. On Wednesday, the Flames stand-in captain was on the scoresheet when the Flames beat Djibouti 3-0. The Big…

Clubs cry foul over K100 000 licensing fee

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is demanding K100 000 ($166.43) from Super League clubs as fee for club licensing to be introduced in the 2016 season. While some clubs have paid the amount, others are complaining that it is on the higher side since they pay K250 000 ($416.09) registration to Super League of…

FAM elections list complete

  Battle lines are finally drawn in Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections after the electoral committee on Wednesday released the final list of contestants for the December 12 polls. The list was released after the appeals committee, comprising a panel of Justice Lovemore Chikopa and George Bakuwa, made determinations on five applications. Two of…

Chilemba unfazed by opponent’s home fans

  Malawian boxer Isaac Chilemba says he is not scared of fighting an opponent who will enjoy massive home support when he faces Eleider Alvarez for the mandatory position in the WBC at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada this Saturday. Alvarez, 31, is originally from Apartado, Colombia, but now resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.…

Malawi ready to roll  out club licensing

  Malawi is capable of rolling out club licensing by 2016 despite several hiccups that plague the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and its teams. Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) chief operations officer Sue Destombes said Malawi had done much of the ground work for the implementation of the Fifa initiative. She said…

Wanderers survive Eagles scare

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers yesterday survived by the skin of their teeth after coming from behind twice to force a 2-2 draw against Blue Eagles in a poorly attended Super League encounter at Kamuzu Stadium. With the battle for the championship already decided, the attention is now on the runners-up spot and relegation battles at…