CAF-B licence course delays further

Under-qualified football coaches will continue to play second-fiddle in the top-flight league for lacking the Confederation of African Football (CAF)-B licence, which is a minimum qualification to coach a TNM Super League club. At least 70 CAF-C holders were two years ago declared ineligible to head technical panels of Super League outfits as part of…

Tigresses appeal against docked points

  Tigresses have appealed to Southern Region Netball Committee (SRNC) against Southern Region Netball League’s (SRNL) decision to award Prison Sisters three bonus points after the Blantyre-based giants failed to turn up for a Rainbow Paints encounter on Monday. SRNC chairperson Judith Chalusa has since confirmed receipt of the Tigresses’ complaint. Tigresses’ coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa…

U-20 keen to end five-game winless run

  The Malawi Under-20 national football team left for Angola yesterday with a mission to end their five-game winless run in competitive matches. They face their hosts in a return leg of the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Under-20 qualifier this Sunday. Since December 2017, the Junior Flames have drawn four games Council for Southern…

Copa Coca-Cola format changed

  The format of Copa Coca-Cola Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) Football Tournament has  changed to allow secondary schools compete as individual entities up to the national finals. Previously, the best players from various schools formed select sides that represented education divisions at national level. But during the official launch of the competition’s 50th edition…

Player-of-the-match accolade delights Ngwira

  Malawi netball export Laureen Ngwira has expressed delight at winning the Player-of-the-Match award on Monday when she inspired her English club Team Northumbria to a 47-42 victory over UWS Sirens. This was Ngwira’s first individual award since she joined the English top-flight league side and made her debut for Northumbria two months ago. This…

Giants soften up

  Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets have softened up on their earlier position not to surrender a percentage of their gate revenue to Football Players Association (FPA). However, they have set a condition that they will fully support the idea once the apportioning criteria is revised so that the money should not come…

South identifies 60 reps for PIS chess

  Southern Region Chess League (SRCL) has identified 60 players to represent the region at Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) National Championship. The players were outstanding during the qualifiers held on Sunday at St Patrick’s Academy in Blantyre which attracted 118 participants from 20 schools. Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) schools coordinator Magret Ngugama said…

Jack rests

    President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday paid homage to the country’s fallen football legend Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana. The grief-stricken President, who ordered that the former Flames captain be accorded “all the respect he deserves” arrived at the late Chamangwana’s residence in Nyambadwe, Blantyre around 10am and stayed for over 30 minutes alongside Vice-President Saulosi…

Burial today at Misesa Cemetery

  Football legend and Be Forward Wanderers technical director Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana will be buried this afternoon at Misesa Cemetery along the Limbe-Thyolo Road in Blantyre. Family representative Geoffrey Msampha said  burial will be preceded by a funeral ceremony at the Hockey Stadium (formerly Kamuzu Stadium upper ground) Meanwhile, mourners gathered at the former Flames…

Mwakilama burial, U-20 friendly clash

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) was yesterday thrown on the horns of dilemma after a new funeral programme for Under-20 national football team striker Abel Mwakilama clashed with the team’s international friendly match against  Zambia tomorrow. Malawi Under-20 national team, who are preparing for Under-20 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Angola, play…

Nomads mauled

  Azam Tigers yesterday scaled to the summit of the TNM Super League table after a 2-0 win over champions Be Forward Wanderers at Mulanje Park. The Kau-Kau Boys, who are enjoying a rich vein of form, are tied on 10 points with Nyasa Big Bullets who edged returnees Nchalo United 2-1 at Kalulu Stadium…

Junior Flames beef up squad

Malawi Under-20 national football team has beefed up its squad with three players ahead of tomorrow’s international friendly match against Zambia at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. According to the team’s manager Aubrey Nankhuni, the new additions are the 2017 Masters Security Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) League Premier Division golden boot winner Tony Biyasi,…

Kamuzu Stadium pitch extended

  The pitch at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre has been lengthened by four metres while its width has been reduced by two metres. According to Dutch civil engineer Lex Vander Greft, who is installing a new artificial turf at the stadium, they decided to change the size of the pitch following instructions from Football Association…