FAM orders new replica jerseys

ootball Association of Malawi (FAM) has ordered another consignment of  Flames replica jerserys from new kit sponsors, International Sports Apparel Design Institute (Isad). FAM signed a three-year deal with Isad after previous deals from Adidas, Puma, Umbro flopped. The South African firm, owned by former Fulham and Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagiso Dikgacio, was engaged after…

FAM courts broadcasters

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is hosting media broadcasting rights workshop today at Chiwembe Village in Blantyre. The workshop follows a recommendation by the competitions committee meeting a couple of weeks ago which, among other issues, noted an improvement in football live broadcast. The workshop also comes after a defunct privately-owned Beta Television failed to…

FAM faulted for sponsoring APM’s nomination

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been faulted for sponsoring President Peter Mutharika’s nomination papers’ presentation on Friday to advertise the Rough Diamonds tournament held last weekend at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. FAM sponsored on taxparer-funded MBC television and Radio One the live broadcast of  Mutharika’s presentation of nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission…

Top refs demoted

The world football governing body Fifa has stripped Malawi’s top centre referees Dennis Nguluwe, Patrick Ngoleka and Mercy Mziya and assistant referees Hendrix Maseko and Feston Kusekuse of their badges. They have since been replaced by Gift Chiko, Godfrey Nkhakananga and Rose Zimba while Gabriel Mafuleka and Joseph Nyauti have taken the slots of the…

FAM targets Mabedi

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) targets to get former Flames captain Patrick Mabedi into the Flames coaching panel. FAM’s move comes after the former Nyasa Big Bullets and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs’ captain was sacked as assistant coach for the Amakhosi early this month. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said in an interview the association would…

Bullets visit Qech’s Children’s Ward today

Barely two days after officially being crowned TNM Super League champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, will cheer patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) Chidren’s Ward today as part of Christmas festivities. Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said the team decided to cheer the children to motivate them to become the best they can be.…

Bullets offer paid-up members free game

Nyasa Big Bullets have given a chance to ordinary paid-up members to watch for free their last Super League game against Civil Sporting Club at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday.  Bullets marketing executive Kelvin Moyo said the offer was in recognition of their support to the team. “The game against Civil Sporting Club, which…

Gaba’s Wits future lies on contract

South Africa based professional Gabadinho Mhango says he is not panicking over his Bidvest Wits future after falling down the pecking order. The former Nyasa Big Bullets striker has been sidelined in the Bidvest’s starting line-up this season and he was unused substitute in the team’s two-all draw league game against Golden Arrows on Wednesday.…

Malawian wins gold in judo at Region V

Malawian athlete Abigail Soko won a gold medal in judo after defeating a South African opponent Faith Sookane in women’s 44-kilogramme (kg) contest at African Union Sports Council Region Five Games in Botswana. She also combined with aMozambican to win bronze in a mixed team event. Judo Association of Malawi (JAM) general secretary Osbourne Banda…

Under-20 lose to DRC at Cosafa

Malawi Under-20 national team paid heavily for lack of preparation after losing 3-1 yesterday to DRC in the final group game of the Cosafa Under-20 tournament. Malawi started by giving false hopes when Chikaiko Batison scored barely a minute into the game. But before the euphoria had died, DRC equalised in the 8th minute and…

Govt to establish sports academy

Govt to establish sports academy Amid sports associations’ concern about inadequate funding,Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, has embarked on an ambitious plan to establish a sports academy in a bid to enhance sports development in the country. Sports associations took turns to express their concern over inadequate funding from government during a…

Malawian clubs struggle at Zone VI tourney

  Blue Eagles men and women volleyball teams lost all their games at Confederation of African Volleyball Zone VI Senior Championship in Durban, South Africa. Blue Eagles Men lost all games in all sets 25-0, 25-0, 25-0 to Zimbabwe’s Harare City; 25-12, 25-21, 25-16 to Botswana’s Kutlwano; 25-12, 25-20, 25-20 to Manpower of Namibia and…

Kwimbira to officiate World Cup in France

  Fifa assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika has been selected for women’s football 2019 France World Cup after officiating at Ghana 2018 women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), including Saturday’s final between Nigeria and South Africa. This is her second consecutive selection for the World Cup from the provisional officiating team after impressing during the past…

Malawi team off to Botswana for Regional V Games

  A 110-member Malawi delegation left yesterday by road for Gaborone, Botswana for the Council of Southern Africa Regional Five Games scheduled for December 7-12. The team comprises 88 athletes from boxing, netball, women’s and men’s football, paralympics, swimming, judo and lawn tennis while 31 are coaches, officials and referees. The team left after a…

Silver date Bullets in Fisd Cup semi-finals

  A second-half brace from Khuda Muyaba inspired Silver Strikers to reach Fisd Challenge Cup semi-finals after beating Kamuzu Barracks 2-0 at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe yesterday. Muyaba was set up by Nigerian forward Michael Tetteh to score the first goal in the 47th minute. It was the perfect start after resumption for the Bankers…

Programme to lessen burden of the poor

About 400 000 rural people are expected to graduate out of poverty in three years, thanks to the Malawi Government’s seven-year programme dubbed Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprise (Farmse). The programme, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) to the tune of $42 million (about K31 billion), seeks to reduce…

Malawian refs assigned CAF game in Zambia

  Malawian referees Alfred Chilinda, Clemence Kanduku, Edward Kambatuwa and Ishmael Chizinga will officiate the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup between Zambia’s Green Buffaloes and South Sudan’s El-Merriekh Juba tomorrow. Chilinda is the centre referee with Kanduku as his first assistant, Kambatuwa is second assistant referee while Ishmael Chizinga is the reserve referee.…

Bullets protest Fisd Cup fixture

  With four days before facing Kenya’s Gor Mahia away in the CAF Champions League, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has given Nyasa Big Bullets a Fisd Cup quarter-finals fixture against Chitipa United tomorrow at Kamuzu Stadium. The situation has forced Bullets to change their flight to accommodate the domestic fixture. The People’s Team chief…

Bullets happy with Tanzania friendly games

  Nyasa Big Bullets are impressed with friendly games they played in Tanzania against JKU of Zanzibar and Simba from mainland  last week in preparation for CAF Champions League game against Kenya’s Gor Mahia. The games, played on Thursday and Friday, ended in goalless draws, but Bullets beat JKU 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre…

Mcherenje, Master win Blantyre Marathon

  Malawi Defence Force  (MDF) soldier Ndacha Mcherenje braved the 42.193-kilometre (km) stretch to win the Blantyre City Marathon in the men’s category yesterday. Mcherenje finished the distance in 2:27:10 hours (hrs) to beat 70 other athletes while Hosea Chaola was 18 seconds behind to claim silver and Mphatso Nandolo settled for bronze in 2:28:42…