More woes for Rumphi Stadium project

  One month has passed since construction work stopped at the site of Rumphi Stadium which was scheduled to be ready for use by August 2016. Chinese firm, Hualong Construction, is building the stadium with K341 million funding from Local Development Fund (LDF). It is one of the five stadium construction projects government is implementing…

Hilltop honours Flames U-17 star

  Hilltop Foundation in Mzuzu on Wednesday honoured the Flames Under-17 star Patrick Mwaungulu for his impressive display at the 2017 Council for Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) Under-17 tournament which took place in Mauritius from July 21 to 30. Mwaungulu, a graduate of Mzuzu City Hilltop Foundation Under-14 League, helped Malawi win bronze, scoring…

Junior Tennis championship  tourney August 26

  Blantyre will host the National Junior Tennis Championship at Country Club Limbe from August 26 to 27. The tournament will involve Under-12, 14 and 16 players in both girls and boys categories. According to the tournament director, Thompson Mtengula, the Central Region and Northern Region will contribute 10 players each while Southern Region being…

Red card! Suspended refs risk further sanctions

More sanctions await four Mzuzu-based referees that were found guilty of allegedly pocketing a K15 000 bribe to fix the Carlsberg Cup round of 16 match between Chitipa United and Nchalo FC at Mzuzu Stadium on July 13. Northern Region Referees Committee (NRRC) disciplinary committee has suspended the officials—centre referee Azizi Nyirenda, his assistants Limbani…

Chitipa United rope in Kayira

  Strugglers Chitipa United have roped in former Flames international and Civo Service United player, Peterkins Kayira, in their technical panel. Kayira was spotted in Chitipa United technical area when they beat Dwangwa United 2-1in the TNM Super League on Monday at Mzuzu Stadium. Alick Phiri and Mwango Phiri helped Chitipa register their second win…

Nursing students walk for hospital

  Nursing students from various colleges in the Northern Region on Saturday walked from Mzuzu to Ekwendeni to raise funds for buying medical equipment for Rumphi District Hospital maternity ward. The students’ team leader Steven Smart said they embarked on the initiative to assist government in reducing maternal and neo-natal deaths at the hospital. “While…

Minister pleads for positive coverage

  Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has urged journalists in the country to report on positive issues happening in the country. The minister said this yesterday during an interactive meeting with members of Nyika Media Club in Mzuzu. Dausi said the media should be in the forefront in spearheading the country’s development…

Malawi swimmers set for World Championship

  Three Malawian swimmers Amara Pinto, Filipe Gomes and Tayamika Chayang’anamuno will fly the national flag at World Swimming Championship scheduled for July 20-30 in Budapest, Hungary. Pinto will compete in 50-metres (m) freestyle and 100m breaststroke, Gomes is set for 100m and 200m breaststrokes while Chayang’anamuno goes for 50m breast stroke and 100m freestyle.…

National registration staff threaten to down tools

Dust is refusing to settle in the ongoing mass registration exercise spearheaded by the National Registration Bureau (NRB) with the latest being plans by temporary staff to boycott the exercise over what they call low allowances or stipend and poor working conditions. The supervisors and officers have given a seven day ultimatum to their employer…

Carlsberg Pool Championship starts July 1

Carlsberg Special Brew Pool Championship is set to cue off July 1. The competition will start at zone level, then regional level where best teams will qualify for the national finals slated for Mzuzu on October 28. Malawi Pool Association (Mapa) vice-president Mathews Munthali said: “We are happy to announce that the Carlsberg Pool Championship…

Mzuni replace Pofera-Jegwe with Kadzuwa

McNebat Kadzuwa is back at Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC as assistant coach replacing Milias Pofera-Jengwe who resigned last week. Jegwe tendered his resignation after his employer, Ministry of Health, refused to transfer him to Mzuzu from Lilongwe. Kadzuwa served as assistant to the team’s head coach Alex Ngwira before Pofera-Jegwe’s hiring. Speaking at the unveiling…

NRWB gives Mzimba K800m  waste management boost

  Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) will pump K800 million into M’mbelwa District Council’s coffers, thanks to the K17 billion water and sanitation project. NRWB engineer Jackson Mtungila told members of Nyika Media Club on Tuesday that the funds will be used to purchase waste management equipment, including a refuse truck. Speaking at Machecheta Water…

18 teams tussle in Airtel volleyball tourney

  Eighteen teams will participate in Airtel Volleyball National Championship slated for June 30 in Lilongwe. Airtel Malawi has sponsored the three-day competition to the tune of K2.5 million. According to Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) general secretary Jairosi Nkhoma, 10 teams will compete in the men’s category while the women’s section will have eight.…

Maba title bouts tomorrow

  Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) will tomorrow host National Championship at Riverside Motel in Salima. Tinkhani Kamanga will fight Malani Kayuni in a super featherweight title bout while Lewis Nkhata and Limbani Lano will compete for the cruise weight title. Chimwemwe Chiotcha will fight Juma Jack for the middle weight title. Maba has also added…

3 in ZIM for Africa Junior Tennis Championship

  Three local junior tennis players are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for the 14-day 2017 Africa Junior Tennis Championship qualifiers that started on Sunday. Ramesh Banda, Sekelani Makuluni and Linda Msiska are competing in under-14 and under-16 categories, according to Junior Tennis Federation (JTF) national coordinator Hackson Methiwa who has accompanied the trio. Methiwa said if…