Visiting US charity organisation Female Three Ballers (F3b), have identified three female basketball players from Lilongwe Girls and SOS secondary schools to be offered scholarships. A 20-member F3b arrived in the country last week and have been conducting basketball clinics at Civo court in Lilongwe where the three Malawian girls were spotted. However, F3b could…

US decorates Odillo with Legion of Merit

The US Army has awarded Malawi defence Force (MDF) Commander General Henry Odillo with the Legion of Merit (LoM) medal at a ceremony which took place at Kamuzu Barracks officers’ Mess in Lilongwe. The award is in recognition of the role, Odillo played during the transition of power following the death of president Bingu wa…

  Mighty Wanderers FC officials on Tuesday cheered the sick at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe. Led by executive member Christopher Kananji and Central Region chairperson Chris Kamwendo, the officials donated sugar, salt, toilet paper and various other groceries to patients in the psychiatric, childrens, mens and womens wards. Kamwendo said they were so overwhelmed by their 1-0…

Framers World Ltd has announced its return to the football scene with a sponsorship of Central Region Football Committee (CRFC) League next season. The agro-trading company’s assistant marketing and operations manager Emmy Sohal announced this in an exclusive interview with The Nation. “Definitely, we are coming back next season in a more improved way as part…

  A 20-member delegation from Female Three Ballers (F3b), a US-based charity organisation, is in the country to conduct basketball lessons targeting three secondary schools in Lilongwe. The delegation, which is being led by Josephine Wilson, arrived in the country last Saturday, through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) and have already started conducting basketball clinics at…

Diamonds for ever?

Diamonds netball team, formerly Escom Sisters,on Saturday made history at Don Bosco School in Lilongwe after being the first team to win the GOtv Netball Championship. The Blantyre-based Diamonds were in a class of their own at the jam-packed Don Bosco court and  deservedly beat Bingu Tigresses 35-32 in the final game to win the…

Sulom has expressed fear that lack of steady sponsorship and inexperienced coaches might see the three Super League debutantes Mponela United, Mzuzu United and Evirom failing to finish the league or getting relegated. Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Innocent Bottomani said the financial crisis is so deep at the teams that they sometimes fail…

Silver back to winning ways

  TNM Super League defending champions Silver Strikers are back to winning ways after a comprehensive 2-0 beating of Epac FC on Wednesday. It was a relief for coach Franco Ndawa who faced pressure from a section of the club to quit. Prior to the victory against Epac, the defending champions dropped eight points in…

Limbani Masamba dares Kayuni

Rising boxer Limbani Masamba has challenged renowned boxer Osgood Kayuni to a 12-round non-title bout to be staged at Summit Cultural Centre in Lilongwe on August 18. Masamba, young brother to Wilson and John, said he wants to avenge the defeats suffered by his two brothers to Kayuni last year. Fast Boxing Promotions (FBP) of Lilongwe…

Farmers World Limited is hosting a Palasa Palasa Hunter Bicycle Competition on Saturday starting from 8.30amin Salima. According to Farmers World area manager for Lakeshore Route Gringer Makawa, 20 athletes will take part in the 10-kilometre race. “This is not the first time for us to host such kind of a race. The bicycle racing competition was first…

Teams camp for Copa Coca- Cola finals

  Teams which will take part in the Copa Coca-Cola schools tournament finals scheduled for this weekend in Mzuzu have intensified preparations by starting residential camps. The South Education Division (SED) team is currently camping at Soche Hills Secondary School according to SED chairperson Brenda Masauko. “We have been funded by SED and currently we…

African Enterprise golf raises K1.2 million

  The African Enterprise Charity Golf Tournament, which took place on Saturday at the Lilongwe Golf Club raised K1.2 million (about $3 000). The golf tournament which drew 17 teams was won by the pair of Sunil Godambe and Rakeshi Thakor from Design Printers. The participating teams were Design Printers, Carlsberg Malawi, Seven Eleven, Toyota Malawi Plem…

Cwed gears up for Coca-Cola final

Central West Education Division (Cwed) has engaged some Super League teams in its preparations for the 2013 Copa Coca-Cola finals scheduled for August 2 in Mzuzu. The Cwed team will play Civo United tomorrow at Civo Stadium. This is the second fixture following a 1-1 draw against Epac FC on Wednesday. “We also have a…

The long-awaited finals of the Copa Coca-Cola schools tournament, which is being sponsored by Carlsberg Malawi Limited, commence tomorrow in all the regions of the country.   Carlsberg Malawi communications officer Towela Piling has since urged Super League clubs and national team technical staff to patronise the matches.   “This is the opportunity for them to unearth…

Chief courts Fawema to halt school dropouts

Increased school dropout rates among girls in Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe has forced chiefs in the area to court the Forum for African Women Educationalists (Fawema) Malawi chapter- (Fawema) to intervene. Group Village Head Tseketse said early marriages and long distance from schools have affected girl’s education in the area. Available statistics show that…

Saintfiet names Cosafa Squad

Flames new coach Tom Saintfiet has named a 20-man squad for the 2013 Cosafa tournament currently underway in Zambia. He has kept faith with most players used by assistant coach Edington Ng’onamo in his squad that is set to leaveWednesday for Lusaka. The only omissions are goalkeeper Charles Swini, defender Lucky Malata, midfielders Patrick Gunde, Robert…

Bad luck dogged my career—Coach

Flames new expatriate coach Tom Saintfeit has said his coaching career in Africa has been overshadowed by bad luck and not necessarily underperformance. Saintfeit said this when the Football Association in Malawi (FAM) unveiled him as Flames caretaker coach on Tuesday at Civo Stadium in the capital, Lilongwe. The 40-year-old Belgian, who was in the company of…

Mambas spoil Flames’ party

Malawi 0 Mozambique 1 The Flames on Saturday put up a disappointing performance in front of the first family against Mozambique’s Mambas that spoilt the country’s 49th independence celebrations after going down 0-1 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Everything was going well starting from traditional dances to the Queens 45-36 victory over Zambia. President Joyce…