RVG drops captain Mzava

Malawi national football team coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has dropped Flames captain Limbani Mzava for the crucial away African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Comoros on Saturday. Silver Strikers forward Khuda Muyaba and Blue Eagles captain Micium Mhone, who were recalled for Flames camp after being sidelined for sometime, have also been left…

Sports Council plans big for BT Marathon

  Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) says it has big plans for the revived Blantyre City Marathon set for November 18. Ruth Mzengo, sports development officer for Sports Council said they decided to revive the marathon to promote the sport by offering big prizes to winners in both men’s and women’s categories. “We have…

Nomads reach Fisd quarter-finals

  Be Forward Wanderers reached the quarter-finals of the Fisd Challenge  Cup after beating non-league side Dwangwa Town Hammers 3-0 yesterday at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota. Defender Bongani Kaipa scored the first goal for the Lali Lubani Road outfit in the 40th minute. However, the hosts were reduced to a man down as goalkeeper…

Minister dates sports associations

  Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila has called for a meeting with sports associations on November 17 in Blantyre to brainstorm on sports development. It will be the first time in many years that a minister will meet the associations. The ministry’s spokesperson Christina Mkutumula said the meeting is aimed…

Kwimbira selected for Afcon officiating panel

  Malawi’s top-notch Fifa women’s assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika has been selected to officiate at Ghana 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals scheduled for November 17 to December 1. A letter from Confederation of African Football (CAF) addressed to Football Association of Malawi (FAM), states that Kwimbira-Mzika should arrive in Ghana on November…

Flames, U-23 to  train together

The Malawi national football team will have a joint training with the Under-23. The Flames go into camp in preparation for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) away qualifier against the Comoros on November 17. This follows Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) on Friday releasing names of local players to start preparations today in…

Nomads, Masters query K19m gate revenue

  Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security have questioned Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on the K19 million gate revenue from Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Masters won their maiden cup 5-4 on post-match penalties after playing out a one-all draw in regulation time. Both teams and ground owners received…

Silver strike down Lions

  Classic Silver Strikers yesterday battered Red Lions 4-0 at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe to reach the Fisd Challenge Cup round of 16 and consolidate their hopes of securing silverware this season. Goals from in-form Michael Tetteh, Herbert Wayekha, Khuda Muyaba and Duncan Nyoni thoroughly paralysed the Zomba-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side which lacked…

RVG says Tues game is decider

Malawi national football team coach Ron Van Geneugden (RVG) has said tomorrow’s game against Cameroon at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre will decide the fate of the Flames in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign. Malawi’s campaign suffered a blow after a hard-fought 1-0 loss to the Indomitable Lions in Yaoundé on Friday in the…

Nomads pay Sambani transfer fee

  Be Forward Wanderers have settled the transfer fee for defender Precious Sambani with a payment of K1.5 million to Namiwawa FC. According to a letter  dated September 27 2018 signed by Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao to Namiwawa FC copied to Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the payment has made Sambani’s loan deal permanent.…

Hangover dare Nomads

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are just 90 minutes away from reaching their anticipated land for the Carlsberg Cup party. But the three times winners will have to negotiate a tricky semi-final fixture to avoid falling prey to giant killers Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football League Premier Division outfit Hangover today at Kamuzu Stadium. The match…

Athletes leave for Youth Olympic Games

  Four athletes—two swimmers MacPherson Murray and Tayamika Chang’anamuno and runners Dalitso Gunde and Moneyi Chingayipe—left on Monday for Argentina for the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games scheduled for 6-18 October. Murray will compete in 800 metres (m) freestyle and 50m freestyle while Chang’anamuno will go for 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle in swimming events,…

Judo athletes floored at world tourney

  Malawian judo athletes Emmanuel Ndawu, Chikondi Kathewera, Dyles Wyson and Harriet Boniface flopped at the first hurdle at World Senior Judo Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. On Thursday last week, Ndawu lost to 2014 bronze medalist Papinashvili Amiran of Georgia in 60 kilogrammes (kg), Kathewera was floored by Zelgai Alikozay of Afghanistan in 60kg, the…

Kwimbira gets World Cup 3rd place match

  Malawi’s top-notch female Fifa assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira will today be part of the officiating panel of Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup third-place play-off match between England and France in Vennes. Kwimbira Mzika will officiate the match alongside centre referee Gladys Lengwe from Zambia and second assistant referee Lidwine Rakotozafinolo from Madagascar. Ok Ri…

Nomads date Mangochi Select

    In a bid to keep players fit, Be Forward Wanderers will date Mangochi Select at Mangochi Stadium on Sunday. The Lali Lubani side has been exempted from football matches, having contributed eight players to the national team for the 2018 Cosafa tournament currently underway in Polokwane, South Africa. Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao…

Michiru player Chipula set to join MOZ club

  Second-tier side Michiru Madrid striker Charles Chipula is set to join second-tier Mozambican league side Angonia Football Club after undergoing successful trials. Chipula underwent three days trials at Angonia which is affiliated to Tete Province League. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) transfer matching system manager Casper Jangale  confirmed  about the deal. “This issue has…

Mwaungulu urges athletes to aim higher

  Athletes in the country have been urged to aim higher to get good rewards in international competitions. Former Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) president Dunstain Mwaungulu said this in his motivational speech on Saturday during the Southern Region Athletics Track and Field held at St. Andrew’s International High School in Blantyre. He said athletics…

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…