National chess tourney attracts 120 participants

The 2018 edition of the National Chess Championship set for Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe from December 21 to 23 has attracted 120 players. Chess Association ofMalawi (Chessam) technical director Isaac Mumba said the 120 players will bedivided into five categories. “The tournament will also be used as a qualifier for the Africa Amateur Championship slated…

Chitipa United back in Super League

Chitipa United FC are back in the TNM Super League after winning the 2018 Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Simama and Sons (Simso) Premier League championship. Chitipa United earned the promotion to the top-flight leaguewith three games to spare following their 1-0 victory over Ekwendeni Hammers on Saturday. Lupakisho Mwalukazingo scored the priceless goal in…

Sacco women aid Ekwendeni School for visually impaired

Savings and Credit Cooperative (Sacco) women on Saturday visited Ekwendeni School for the visually impaired in Mzimba and donated assorted items worth K500 000. The women operate underthe banner Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN). Speaking at the handover ceremony in Ekwendeni, GWLN Malawi Sister Society chairperson Triza Magareta said they are aware of the challenges…

STIs on the increase in Nkhata Bay

  Liuzi Health Centre in Traditional Authority (T/A) Zilakoma in Nkhata Bay has reported an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) due to a shortage of condoms. The facility serves 21 villages. The centre’s current condom demand per month is 9 000, but in most cases the supply is less. During a media tour Help…

U-20 fall to Zambia

  Ill-prepared Malawi Under-20 national football team yesterday lost the opening 2018 Cosafa Youth Championship game 2-0 to hosts Zambia at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. The Under-20 national team travelled to Zambia for the  Under-20 Cosafa Championship without training due to what Football Association of Malawi (FAM) described as government’s late confirmation on availability of…

Two taekwondo athletes leave for Africa tourney

  Two Mzuzu-based athletes Joseph Phiri and Frank Kamonga left on Tuesday for South Africa to take part in the Taekwondo African Championship scheduled for Friday to Sunday. Northern Traders and Central Poultry have paid for their expenses. Speaking in an interview, Northern Traders managing director Paolo Losacco encouraged youth in the country to innovatively…

FAM condemns Karonga, Mzuzu Stadium pitches

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said Mzuzu and Karonga stadiums are in pathetic state. FAM club licensing and compliance manager, Casper Jangale disclosed this on the sidelines of a club licensing workshop for Premier League teams held last week in the Northern Region. The training targeted four teams in the Northern Region Football…

It’s not over, says Mafco coach

  Mafco FC coach Tione Mhone is still optimistic of his team’s survival in the TNM Super League despite failing to collect maximum points at the weekend in Mzuzu where from a possible six they returned with one point. The Salima-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit lost to fellow MDF side Moyale Barracks 0-1 on…

Bullets, Silver Strikers upbeat about CAF

Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers have assured their fans that they have enough resources to participate in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) club tournaments. Bullets have joined the Champions League and Silver, the Confederation Cup, against the background that Malawian clubs have been struggling to fulfil fixtures because of financial problems. Bullets will…

Luzi, Embangweni shine in  schools craft competition

  Luzi and Embangweni community day secondary schools (CDSS) on Monday emerged winners of the Superfert Secondary Schools Craft Competition Farmers World organised in the Northern Region. The two schools produced the best crafts among the nine secondary schools that participated in the K5 million two-week competition. The competition’s coordinator, Oscar Njikho, who is also…

3 body builders set  for Africa tourney in SA

  Three body builders— Emanuel Muhuwa, Frazer Zeka and Doreen Kumbatila—will represent Malawi at the Gentle Giant Africa bodybuilding competition at Sunward Park in South Africa scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday. Muhuwa— the reigning Mr Malawi—and Zeka will compete in the body-building event while Kumbatila will contest in Miss Fitness.  The three body-builders train at…

Moyale, Blue Eagles win Raiply volleyball tourney

  Moyale Barracks emerged champions in the 2018 national volleyball championship men’s category at Katoto Sports Complex in Mzuzu on Sunday. Moyale Barracks used home ground advantage to defeat Thunders from Blantyre 3-0 in the final to lift the men’s title while Blue Eagles from Lilongwe won the women’s championship. Blue Eagles came from behind…

Sports bodies cry foul over delayed funds

Three months after Parliament passed the 2018/19 National Budget, Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) is yet to disburse annual subventions to sports associations. The development has rendered the associations destitute as Sports Council says it is working on a new policy on  allocations. Traditionally, the associations were supposed to get the allocations soon after…

Malawi static on chess rankings

  The latest world chess rankings released by Chess International Federation (Fide) show that Malawi  has maintained  position 123 despite attaining individual titles at the just-ended 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The rankings are based on average rating of top 10 players, including both men’s and women’s teams. Malawi earned Fide Master (FM)…

Mzuzu has no boxing ring

  Mzuzu’s boxing venue Obrigado Leisure Park has been closed for renovations until April next year, the facility’s owner Stewart Moyo has said. The owner said the facility’s ring—the only one in the city—has outlived its lifespan. “The renovations have already started and we expect to meet our timeframe,” said Moyo. The venue has been…