Presidential Netball finals Dec 14

  The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has set National Presidential Netball Championship finals for December 14 to 16 at Katoto Secondary School in Mzuzu. The tournament was expected to take place last month but failed due to the Queens’ trip to England for test series. NAM general secretary Carol Bapu said 12 teams will…

FCR trains childcare officers in Mzimba

Foundation for Children Right (FCR) has trained 244 childcare officers in inclusive early childhood care in Mzimba. FCR is running a three-year early childhood care and development (ECCD) project in the southern part of the district. The initiative is funded by Save the Children to the tune of K1 billion. Speaking at the annual conference…

North Special Brew pool finals tomorrow

Special Brew Pool Tournament Northern Region finals will take place tomorrow at Mzuzu Golf Club. Paris Old Town, Paris Luwinga, Anfield and Karonga Museum will battle it out for the region’s three slots in the national finals. According to Northern Region Pool League general secretary Prince Banda, 26 teams registered for the tournament. “We are…

K4m at stake in Presidential netball

The national champions for the Presidential Netball Tournament will take home K4 million, according to Netball Association of Malawi (NAM). Runners-up for the national finals set for Katoto Secondary School in Mzuzu early December will get K2 million while the third-placed team will receive K1 million. The fourth-placed team will cart home K800 000. Twelve…

No breathing space for nomads

Midfielder Nelson ‘Silencer’ Kangunje yesterday atoned for his Fisd Challenge Cup semi-final penalty miss by guiding Nyasa Big Bullets to a 2-0 victory over stubborn Azam Tigers in a midweek TNM Super League encounter at Chilomoni Stadium. Until yesterday, it had been a bad week for Kangunje, who missed a post-match penalty to painfully deny…

Mzuni’s Misinjo breaks Silver’s hearts

  Henry Misinjo struck a priceless equaliser for Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC at the dot of full time yesterday against Silver Strikers to further dampen the Bankers’ TNM Super League title hopes. Silver remain on third position in the 16-team league with 51 points from 26 games—seven short of leaders Be Forward Wanderers who have…

Phiri shines in UGI Auto Serve Golf

  Kalusha Phiri saw off a field of 20 golfers to win the  United General Insurance (UGI) Auto Serve golf tournament at Mzuzu Golf Club (MGC) at the weekend. Playing off handicap 18, the Mzuzu-based golfer registered 41 points to pip his runner-up Rodgers Chiume (handicap 24) who had 40 points while Sungani Nkhojera (handicap…

Tobacco growers urged to form cooperatives

  Tobacco growers in the country have been asked to mobilise themselves into cooperatives so that they have a bargaining power on prices for their produce. Principal secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Grey Nyandule Phiri made the call on Saturday during the official opening of the 2017 World Tobacco Growers’s…

Moyale, Mzuni clash on Tobacco Growers Day

  Moyale Barracks FC and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC match will spice up the 2017 World Tobacco Growers Day commemorations at Mzuzu Stadium tomorrow. Tobacco farmers in the country through Tobacco Association of Malawi (Tama), in collaboration with all stakeholders in the tobacco industry, join the international community in commemorating their day under the theme…

Malawi Open next month

  Malawi Open Tennis Championship will take place at Limbe Country Club in Blantyre from November 9 to12. According to Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi (Ltam), men’s singles champion will pocket K735 000 while the women’s champion will get K700 000. “We are still working on the figures for the rest of the winners,” said…

Nomads frustrated

TNM Super League favourites Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers were yesterday held by bottom-placed teams as the battle for the 2017 championship took a dramatic turn. Table anchors Chitipa United pulled off a surprise draw against league leaders Wanderers at the newly-built Karonga Stadium. Blantyre United, who lie on position 15, came from behind…

Raiply Volleyball Championship next month

  Raiply National Volleyball Championship will be held from  November 3 to 5 at Katoto Secondary School in Mzuzu. Qualifying games are underway across the country to identify  18 teams to battle it out in the ladies and men categories, according to Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) general secretary Jairosi Nkhoma. “We are happy to…

Bullets dislodge Silver

  Nyasa Big Bullets have dislodged Silver Strikers on second position in the TNM Super League following a 1-0 victory over Moyale Barracks at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre yesterday. The match was delayed for 30 minutes following an alleged attack on a Moyale official. The soldiers refused to play unless they were assured of security…

Moyale see off Nomads

Be Forward Wanderers’ ambition of winning at least a cup in the 2017 season ended tragically yesterday after they were outplayed by Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium in a bubbly Fisd Challenge Cup first round encounter. After whipping Moyale three times—in Airtel Top 8, Carlsberg Cup and TNM Super League—the Nomads thought it would be…

Karonga Stadium first match tomorrow

  Newly-built Karonga Stadium will host the first match tomorrow when Karonga United and Luwinga United clash in Fisd Challenge Cup. Although construction work is yet to be completed, a stakeholders’ meeting attended by Karonga District Assembly, Local Development Fund (LDF), the contractor, the consultant and stadium committee on Wednesday went on to authorise the…

UK charity rolls out arts lessons

  United Kingdom (UK)–based charity Anno’s Africa has embarked on a project to equip primary school learners in the country with various arts skills. So far, the charity has reached Nkondezi and Kalambwe primary schools in Nkhata Bay. Speaking in an interview on Friday, the organisation’s director Bee Gilbert said the initiative aims at building…