Cosmos unveil ‘exciting’ Mhone, Sulumba

Jomo Cosmoson Thursday unveiled their new eight acquisitions, including Malawians Micium Mhone and Muhamad Sulumba, with the South Africa Premiership club boss describing them as exciting. “We have signed some very exciting players. Watch out,” Jomo Sono was quoted as saying on the club’s website after the unveiling at Sandton, Johannesburg. The new signings include…

Captain slams unrealistic expectations in Queens

National netball team captain Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira has slammed the nation’s perennial expectations that the Queens should break into the world top-four ranking when there is no corresponding investment in preparations. A lot is expected from Africa number one and world’s fifth best team, the Queens, as they depart this July 29 for the 2015 Netball…

SuperSport bid for Ng’ambi rejected

  Flames midfield kingpin Robert Ng’ambi looks set to stay put at Platinum Stars after the South Africa premiership side rejected SuperSport United bid for his services. However, his manager insists Ng’ambi’s days at Stars are still numbered. South Africa’s Kick-Off magazine quoted SuperSport chief executive officer Stan Matthews as confirming his club’s bid for…

Few flop in Fifa fitness test

Two out of 33 male and female referees flopped in the 2015 Fifa Fitness Test held at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre yesterday morning. The impressive performance assures the referees of handling top-flight and international games. The referees who have failed cannot be considered for such games. Middle referee Grace Msiska failed in her third successive…

Violence disappoints Wanderers sponsors

Be Forward Wanderers have asked the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to back them in apologising to their sponsors Be Forward over acts of violence that occurred twice in their presence.. Wanderers vice-general secretary Chris Kananji confirmed on Monday that Be Forward officials are concerned that on the two…

Simplex Nthala red-carded in Mozambique

  Former Flames goalkeeper Simplex Nthala was red-carded when  his table-topping Maxaquene lost 1-0 away to Ferroviario de Nacala in a top-flight Mocambola League match in Mozambique on Saturday. The loss denied the former Mighty Wanderers glove-man a record 10th clean slate in 14 games. Understandably, he was mad at the referee leading to his…

Sulumba, Mhone off to SA

Although South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Jomo Cosmos is yet to conclude transfer deals with Blue Eagles and Blantyre United for Micium Mhone and Muhamad Sulumba respectively, the two players flew out to Johannesburg yesterday morning to join their prospective new team’s pre-season camp training. Cosmos’ local representative Ben Chiwaya and the two…

Ngalande on verge of Stars switch

  Flames attacker Robin Ngalande is on the verge of switching South Africa Premiership clubs from Bidvest Wits to Platinum Stars, his management firm, Siyavuma Sports Group, has confirmed. “They agreed the fee, but no one has signed yet. Hopefully tomorrow both clubs will sort it out,” the group said in a brief response to…

Council to bar unqualified sports administrators

Time is running out for officials without basic sports administration qualifications, Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) executive secretary George Jana has warned. Jana delivered the warning on Thursday evening through his speech marking the end of a two-day Malawi Sports Induction Workshop for the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five Podium Performance Programme…

Phiri seals Wits deal

Flames gem Gerald Phiri Jnr has completed his transfer from Zimbabwe’s Caps United to Bidvest Wits University in South Africa on a two-year deal. “It’s official: Gerald Phiri has signed for Bidvest Wits,” the South Africa Africa Premier Soccer League side twitted on Friday. Phiri’s management team, Siyavuma Sports Group of South Africa, also confirmed…

Seek donor aid on Flames’ coach—Mvula

Government’s lack of funds should be no excuse for failing to engage an expatriate national coach as bilateral partners can assist, former Mighty Wanderers now Be Forward Wanderers chairperson Humphrey Mvula has suggested. Mvula suggested that local coaches cannot transform the perpetually underperforming Flames whose last full-time mentor Young Chimodzi was sacked last month after…

Boniface Maganga seeks FAM presidency

Malawi goalkeeping legend Boniface Maganga has announced his candidature for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency ahead of the December 18 elections. The Yamaha Wanderers legend, who once served as national team goalkeeper coach and team manager, promised to launch his manifesto soon. Maganga said he had been compelled to stand “because there are…

Africa Sports Council boss slams Malawi for shunning All Africa Games

Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five president Vetumbuavi Veii has slammed Malawi and other African countries for shunning the All Africa Games to be hosted by Congo Brazzaville this September. Veii said this in his speech marking the induction of Malawi sports sector into the Podium Performance Programme at the College of Medicine (CoM)…

Flames 13 places down

The Flames have, contrary to earlier report, slipped down the Fifa ranking table by 13 places—from position 95 to 108—Fifa website announced yesterday. An earlier report of July 4 on the same website had erroneously indicated that the Flames had risen from 97 to 95. But yesterday’s update indicate that the 2-1 defeat to lowly-ranked…

KAZISONGA SIGNS FOR UEFA CLUB

Malawi national women football team skipper Chisomo Kazisonga has, after lengthy contractual negotiations, signed a season-long contract with Austrian Women’s Bundesliga champions, SV NOSV Neulengbach. In an interview from Vienna yesterday, the 30-year-old defender said she had signed as free agent after earlier exiting Lilongwe women football side, Skippers FC. “We have already started preparations…

Silver meet agrees to reinforce squad

In a bid to arrest Silver Strikers’ decline in form, the club’s executive committee and Stain Chirwa-led coaching panel have resolved to reinforce the squad. Silver stand-in general secretary Fred Kalonga confirmed that Monday’s meeting established that the Bankers were thin on depth following exits of former captain Young Chimodzi Junior, Chawanangwa Kawonga, Frank Banda,…

Malawi pool to hold elections on July 23

Campaigning has started in the domestic pool circles ahead of this July 23’s Malawi Pool Association (Mapa) elections scheduled for Civo Stadium, Lilongwe. Mapa general secretary Saulos Thindwa said the elections, to be held during an annual general meeting (AGM), would attract 13 delegates with two drawn from each regional committee. The current Mapa executive…