South Netball League gets K25 000 gate collection

Following re-introduction of gate charges by the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL), on Saturday, games played at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) grossed K25 500. The league’s general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie said although the revenue was not much, they are satisfied considering that this was the first time after  the charges were suspended…

FAM veep courts legends

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) first vice-president James Mwenda on Friday met a group of about 40 soccer legends in Blantyre to discuss how to incorporate them in the system to help develop the game further. Both Mwenda and the group’s spokesperson Chance ‘Vinny’ Gondwe confirmed their meeting at the Malawi National Council of Sports…

FAM gives Apam K14m vehicle

ootball Association of Malawi (FAM), in partnership with Ecobank, has donated a Ford Ranger with a trailer worth K14 million to the Association of People with Albinism (Apam). The car, which will be used as a security vehicle for the body, was procured duty-free through proceeds from the 2019 Ecobank Charity Shield that involved eventual…

Major boost

Women’s national football team coach Abel Mkandawire has said availability of overseas-based strikers captain Tabitha Chawinga and her younger sister Temwa is a boost for Malawi against Kenya during the Olympics qualifier at at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on August 26. The two sisters—who scored four and six goals, respectively—when Malawi thrashed Mozambique 14-1 on…

South Netball League enforces K200 gate fee

Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) has enforced a K200 gate fee for its Rainbow Paints League matches at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) starting from this weekend. BDNL abandoned the arrangement sometime back as they were failing to restrict free entry as the facility is used by various sports disciplines. However, BDNL general secretary Annie…

Sulom fines Masters K1.5m

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has fined Masters Security FC K1.5 million for failing to fulfil their recent TNM Super League home fixture against Mzuni FC after players boycotted the match in protest over unpaid salaries and game bonuses. The development comes hours after the side suffered a 3-0 away loss to Uganda’s Proline FC…

Central Region denies endorsing Mwenda

Central Region Football Association (CRFA) has denied endorsing FAM first vice-president James Mwenda as presidential candidate in the Football Association of Malawi FAM elections in December. In a press statement jointly signed by CRFA chairperson Austin Ajawa and general secretary Bernard Chiwiriwiri Harawa, the association stated that they only had a meeting with Mwenda, where…

Masters jet out on CAF mission

Days after threatening to withdraw due to lack of funds, Masters Security FC yesterday left for Uganda to fulfil their away CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first-leg encounter against Proline FC tomorrow. The development comes few days after the club’s owner Alfred Gangata threatened to withdraw the team from the Confederation of African Football (CAF)…

Phiri Jnr inspires Baroka to victory

Flames midfielder Gerald Phiri Junior on Tuesday became the second Malawian international to score in the 2019/20 South Africa Premier Soccer League when his lone strike earned Baroka FC a 1-0 triumph over hosts Bidvest Wits. This was Baroka’s first win of the season after starting their campaign with a two-all draw with Cape Town…

FAM cries foul

FAM plans to lodge a complaint to Cosafa over match-fixing after Zambia and Botswana settled for a goalless draw on Tuesday in their last Group B match at the Cosafa Women’s Championship in South Africa. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has also questioned Council of Southern Africa Football Association’s (Cosafa) decision to…

FAM awaits Fazili, Bob responses on Flames roles

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says the local soccer governing body is waiting for responses from Lovemore Fazili and Bob Mpinganjira on contract offers as Flames assistant coaches. The FAM president made the statement after Fazili yesterday announced that he has taken a year-long unpaid leave as Silver Strikers’ assistant coach to…

Fingers crossed

Malawi women football national team yesterday thrashed Comoros Island 13-0 in their last Group A match at Gelvandale Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to bolster their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of Cosafa Women’s Championship. Their fate will be known today after the outcome of the last Group B encounter between Zambia and…

Nomads back  on top

Towering forward Babatunde Adepoju’s priceless 74th minute strike against Mighty Tigers at Mulanje Park yesterday, took Be Forward Wanderers back to the top of the TNM Super League. Following the victory, the Nomads have 30 points from 13 matches in the 16-team league. The Nigerian forward has now taken his tally to 11 and relief…

Last gasp bid

Malawi national women football team coach Abel Mkandawire says they will cling on to a mathematical chance of sneaking into the Cosafa Women’s Championship semi-final. Realistically, Malawi’s hopes are to make the grade as the best losers, but to achieve that, they have to beat whipping girls Comoros Islands with a goal deluge in their…

No pressure

Malawi women’s football team coach Abel Mkandawire says they are not intimidated by favourites and hosts South Africa’s Banyana Banyana whom they face in their second Group A match of the 2019 Cosafa Women’s Championship this afternoon.  The fixture will probably be Malawi’s biggest test at the southern Africa regional event as they need a…

Bashir, manager part ways

Malawi’s top female boxer Anisha ‘The Massacre’ Bashir and her manager Craig Rousseau of No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotion have gone separate ways, ending their four-year working relationship. Both parties confirmed yesterday that they have mutually agreed to part ways. The development comes barely a few days after Bashir lost the World Boxing Council…

Tabitha makes it 4 out of 4

Tabitha Chawinga on Sunday kept alive her hopes for a second successive golden boot award in the Chinese Women’s Football League when she scored her fourth goal in four games. The Malawian also had two assists as she helped Jiangsu Suning thrash Changchun Dazhong Zhuoyue 6-1 to have a stranglehold on the summit of the…

Mwawi’s return delayed

Netball export Mwawi Kumwenda’s anticipated return to action after a year-long absence due to a knee injury has been shifted to next weekend. The lofty shooter was conspicuously missing in her Australian club Melbourne Vixens’ 63-57 victory over Adelaide Thunderbirds on Sunday. Prior to the encounter, she had announced her comeback on her Facebook page.…