Nomads  revive campaign

Be Forward Wanderers revived their campaign after beating Karonga United 1-0 yesterday at Karonga Stadium in the TNM Super League. The victory has ended Nomads three-game losing streak following losses in the league and Airtel Top 8 Cup. Wanderers lost 0-1 to Silver Strikers in first leg of Airtel Top 8 in first leg before…

Faith group endorses DPP

Faith leaders from different churches in Mzuzu have urged people  in the Northern Region to re-elect the governing party’s candidates in the May 21Tripartite Elections. The clergy, operating under the banner of Christian Justice International (CJI), say the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has implemented many development projects in the region. The call comes a week…

Mzuni FC told to stop using ’varsity name

The Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Council has ordered their former football team, Mzuni Football Club, to stop using the institution’s name  following withdrawal of sponsorship. The team’s executive committee has since been asked to effect change of the name before the end of this week. Mzuni registrar James Kwilimbe said in an interview yesterday that continued…

NAM tears into govt over infrastructure

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has accused government of sidelining netball on infrastructure development. The netball governing body’s president Khungekile Matiya said in an interview that they are not amused that while netball remains the pride of the nation, government has done little or nothing on the sport’s infrastructure and instead, it is investing much…

Water crisis hits Euthini Secondary School

Water shortages continue to haunt Euthini Secondary School in Mzimba forcing delayed commencement of classes as students leave the campus each morning to source water from unprotected wells. School authorities say the water crisis has persisted since the school opened in 1983.  As of now, the school uses one electric submissive engine water pump that…

Mwenda to face US boxer April 28

Malawian boxer Alick Mwenda will face American boxer Cameron Mclister over eight-rounds international non-title bout on April 28 at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe. The bout has been organised by Ngwenyama Boxing Promotion in collaboration with Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB). According to organisers, there will also be ladies non-title international bout between Anisha…

Institute takes labour laws to Mzuzu

Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM) on Saturday equipped 60 managers with labour laws at a day-long workshop in Mzuzu. The participants were drawn from various companies and organisations across the country. Speaking after the workshop, IPMM president Michael Ndaferankhande said his organisation wants a work environment that is guided by labour laws. “The idea…

Go beyond roadshows, 50:50 campaigners told

Female candidates in Mzimba have expressed worry over the 50:50 Campaign, saying it is more of roadshows than assisting them to reach out to remote areas where the majority of the electorate are found. The aspirants made the observation during the 50:50 Campaign roadshow which the Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society Programme conducted at the…

6 766 case backlog chokes labour court

About 6 766 people seeking justice through the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) are yet to know their fate. This is the case as the court is struggling to clear the backlog that dates back to 1999. Speaking on the sidelines of a Continuing Professional Development Training organised by the Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM)…

Foundation gives 34  schools sports equipment

US-based physical education (PE) expert Kalekeni Mtalika Banda, founder of Bola Banda Foundation, has donated sports equipment to 34 primary schools in Nkhata Bay and Mzuzu.  The equipment, comprising boots, jerseys and footballs, was sourced from well-wishers in the US. Speaking during the handover ceremony at Zolozolo Primary School ground in Mzuzu, Banda said they…

Minority sports bodies cry foul over Mayor’s Trophy snub

Minority sports bodies in the country have expressed concern on the continued exclusion in their Mayor’s Trophy initiative. The contest, which targets Under-14 children in cities’ primary schools, has all along benefited football and netball. FDH Bank pumped in K30.8 million towards the initiative with Lilongwe and Zomba Mayor’s trophies taking K10 million each; Mzuzu…

‘Embrace inter-cropping’

A land conservation organisation has urged farmers in the country  to grow a combination of different crops on the same piece of land to improve soil fertility and increase yield. Farmers in the country are experiencing dwindling yields due to weather shocks, loss of soil fertility and population pressure. However, field trials Soils Food Healthy…

Moyale suspend three key players

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side Moyale Barracks FC have suspended three key players—goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga, defender Clifford Fukizi and midfielder Boy-Boy Chima—on disciplinary grounds. While the Mzuzu-based side’s acting general secretary Gerald Kanje said he would comment on the matter at an appropriate time, Chima confirmed the development in an interview. “We have just been…

Simso pledges continued sponsorship for North League

Simama and Sons (Simso), sponsors of the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Premier League, have pledged continued sponsorship for the league. The league’s sponsor Bishop Abraham Simama made the commitment through Football Association of Malawi (FAM) second vice-president Othaniel Hara during the prize presentation ceremony held in Karonga on Saturday. This was the first time…