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…

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…

Kuwali scores first hat-trick

  Mozambique-based on-and-off Flames striker Schumacher Kuwali scored his first hat-trick in Mozambique when he inspired Ferroviario de Nampula to a 4-1 comeback win against Sporting de Pemba in  Mozambique Cup on Sunday.  Kuwali scored all the three goals in the first half and his compatriot Zicco Mkanda completed the rout late in the second…

Berna on song

  Malawi’s decorated Fifa female assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika is on course to reach another milestone in her glittering career after being appointed in the provisional officiating team of 48 earmarked for  2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup to be staged in France. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) referees development officer Maxwell Mtonga said Kwimbira-Mzika, who…

Othawa nkhondo ku Mozambique asamukira ku Neno

Bungwe lothandiza anthu othawa kwawo pazifukwa zosiyanasiyana la UNCHR layamba kusamutsa anthu othawa nkhondo ku Mozambique kupita ku Luwani m’boma la Neno. Anthuwa, omwe akuthawa  nkhondo yapachiweneweni, amafikira kumisasa yongoyembekezera m’maboma a ku Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mwanza komanso Neno omwe achita malire ndi dziko la Mozambique. Bungwe la UNHCR lidayamba kusamutsa othawa nkhondowa sabata ziwiri zapitazi…

Gospel musician Khama Khwiliro is set to release his second solo album Ndaona Kuwala next month, barely a year after the success of his first project Nthawi Yanga Yakwana. Khwiliro, younger brother to renowned secular musician Diwa, said Ndaona Kuwala, which was recorded at three studios, Active A Studio, Dick Kankhunda Studio and Kitchen Studio,…