Education key to crime eradication—police

  Blantyre Police Station says it has engaged religious and education communities to promote education among children to fight against crime in the city. The police said this during a Primary School Mock Examination Awards Presentation Ceremony at Blantyre Girls Primary School on Friday. Through the Victim Support Unit (VSU), Blantyre Police Station engaged the…

Kwimbira-Mzika to officiate Ivory Coast, Morocco game

  Top-notch Fifa woman assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika has been appointed in the officiating panel for Nigeria 2019 Women’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers second leg between Ivory Coast and Morocco on April 10. Kwimbira-Mzika has been appointed as first assistant referee with Lidwine Rakotorafinolo of Madagascar as second assistant referee while Zambian Gladys…

Nomads face Silver in Charity Shield

  Be Forward Wanderers will face  Silver Strikers while Nyasa Big Bullets date Kamuzu Barracks in the semi-finals of the Chifundo Charity Shield on April 7 at Bingu National Stadium (BNS). This follows a draw held yesaterday in Blantyre by organisers of the event—Football Association of Malawi (FAM)   According to the draw, the winners…

Artists lead in celebrating Valentine

  Today is Valentine’s Day. It is a day for lovers, partners, friends, families and just about anyone who appreciates love and romance. It is in this spirit that artists have lined up several activities to celebrate the day. HS Winehouse, an executive drinking joint in the affluent suburban location of Namiwawa in Blantyre is…

England instructors conduct netball course

  Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has organised a week-long basic coaching and umpiring course to be conducted by England instructors Heather Gleadall, Amy Ruffell Razzell and Namibian Joan Smit. NAM general secretary Carol Bapu said the course, which starts today, will help improve the skills of our coaches and umpires. “This course is very…

Botswana hires Malawi netball coach Saenda

  Botswana Netball Association (BNA) has hired legendary Malawi national netball team coach Griffin Saenda on temporary basis to help in rebuilding their national team. Saenda left for Gaborone on Tuesday to undertake the week-long exercise. Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) administration manager Henry Mereka confirmed development, saying it was an honour not only…

IAAF offers Malawi first electronic timing course

  International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) has accepted to fund  Athletics Association of Malawi’s (AAM) first-ever technical course in electronic timing within the year. This follows a request AAM made to the world athletics governing body to equip local technical officials with knowledge in electronic timing to handle modern electronic timing gadgets at Bingu National…

Malume Bokosi joins politics

After a seven-year silence, singer Malume Bokosi has resurfaced only to declare his interest to contest for Machinga Central Constituency seat in next year’s elections. Bokosi, who shot to fame in 2001 with his hit Alimi Tidalakwanji, wants to stand on a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket. “I can confirm that I am standing as…

Arts players go ‘on holiday’

The arts industry has gone into systematic recess following a month of a marathon of arts and entertainment events characterised by Christmas and New Year festivities. Most artistes have said the routine holiday has been effected by the lean period as revellers spent a lot over the Christmas and New Year festivities. Qabaniso Malewezi director…

Cear urged to organise more train rides

The first fun train ride in 17 years organised by Central East Africa Railways (Cear) for kids on New Year’s Eve turned out to be successful with some urging the company to consider more of such rides. Parents who bought tickets for their children were impressed and urged the company to consider adults or family…

Kwathu signs off year in style

Kwathu Drama Group offered fans a perfect sendoff to the year with a powerful production Mulhako na Mphatikizano play at Blantyre Cultural Centre on new year’s eve. The play, written in July last year by Charles Mphoka and produced by the group’s director Eric Mabedi, left the patrons with more to talk about. Patrons were…

Nomads settle left-back Sambani’s loan fee

  Be Forward Wanderers have settled a K500 000 development loan fee for Namiwawa FC left-back Precious Sambani barely three weeks after the Southern Youth Football League threatened to cancel the deal for non-payment. Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao said the payment was in line with the loan agreement with the lower league side’s left-back…

Play Soccer U-12 tournament reaches final

  The K1.5 million Play Soccer Malawi Under-12 soccer tournament has reached the final stage in which Namalimwe will face Open Arms on December 8 at Saint Andrews International High School in Blantyre. The tournament is being sponsored by Blantyre-based lawyer Alick Msowoya, Open Arms sailed through to the finals after beating Grey Eagles 3-0…

Nyaradzai Chitheka drops second album

  Chitheka Family vocalist Nyaradzai Chitheka Dube has released a second album Wandimenyera nkhondo six years after her first solo project Mboni Yeni Yeni. Nyaradzai said the 10-track album, recorded and produced at OBK Record in Blantyre by her nephew Obedience Lewis, was unique having taken a long time since her debutant solo album. “The…

  Vice-President Saulos Chilima is a candid man. When he speaks, he calls a spade a spade. Early this year, he told us to stop clapping hands for mediocrity. Yes, Malawians must demand better services from public officials. This is why his advice to city councils during the International Day for Disaster Reduction in Mzuzu…

Nomads risk losing left-back Sambani

  Namiwawa FC have threatened to cancel a loan agreement with Be Forward Wanderers for Precious Sambani, claiming the Nomads have failed to pay development fee for the player. The club has written Wanderers that they will cancel the two-year loan deal for the leftback and sell him to another club. In the letter which…