Jnr Queens win silver

The Malawi Under-20 national netball team yesterday settled for a silver medal at the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five Youth Games in Botswana after losing 29-61 to South Africa in the final. This means netball is theonly team sport that has won Malawi a medal at the games as the Under-17 men’sfootball team…

Jnr Queens sniff gold

The Under-20 national netball team will fight for gold against rivals South Africa this afternoon at African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five Youth Games in Botswana after beating the hosts 55-40 in their last round-robin match yesterday. The Junior Queens led15-11 in the first quarter before increasing the tally to 30-20 and 40-31 inthe…

U-17 still has chance despite loss

The Malawi Under-17 national football team still has a chance to qualify for the semi-finals at the on-going African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five Youth Games in Botswana despite their 1-2 loss to Tanzania. They just need to win their last Group B match against Angola at Jamal Ground this afternoon to qualify for…

U-15 coaches urged to avoid age-cheating

A week-long Fifa Youth Coaching Course ended on Friday with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Alfred Gunda pleading with the coaches to avoid age-cheating. During the closingceremony at Mpira House in Chiwembe, Blantyre, where each of the 34 coacheswere equipped with 20 pairs of boots, a set of uniform and 10 soccer balls,Gunda…

Chikwawa FC appeal women’s football verdict

  Chikwawa FC have appealed against Southern Region Women Football Association (SRWFA) disciplinary committee ruling over a match-fixing case that validated Ntopwa Queens’ recent 43-0 triumph in the SRWFA League. In an appeal letter to the National Women Football Association (NWFA) dated December 5 2018, Mwatha argues  that the hearing process was not balanced as…

43-0 women football result stands

  Southern Region Women Football Association (SRWFA) disciplinary committee has ruled that Ntopwa Super Queens’ 43-0 victory over Chikwawa FC during the SRWFA League match in Blantyre still stands. The committee’s general secretary Kingsley Simbeye yesterday confirmed the verdict, which has been signed by its chairperson Benjamin Mhango. The development means it is now official…

Parliament to table fans’ petition tomorrow

  Parliament will tomorrow table the football supporters’ petition over the Flames form, the House’s Social and Community Affairs Committee chairperson Richard Chimwendo Banda has confirmed. He made the statement yesterday when he confirmed receipt of the petition from a group of concerned football fans. “We have indeed received the petition, which will be presented…

Boxers Masamba, Saidi ready to rumble

  Boxing fever has gripped the boxing fraternity in Blantyre with title-holder Limbani ‘Lion’ Masamba and challenger Dickson ‘The Beast’ Saidi ready to battle in a 12-round national super welterweight bout tonight at College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex. After a weigh-in session at the Complex yesterday, the boxers engaged in a fierce verbal tirade,…

Long wait for physical education in schools

Malawi will wait for five more years before physical education (PE) can be restored as a subject in the primary school education syllabus. During a national sports conference at the Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre a few days ago, Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) executive secretary George Jana said curriculum designers have advised them…

BB 1st team to reach Fisd Cup semis

Kenya-bound Nyasa Big Bullets on Friday became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2018 edition of the Fisd Challenge Cup when they thumped second-tier league side Chitipa United 5-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. It was a perfect farewell for Bullets ahead of their trip to Nairobi, Kenya Saturday for their…

Silver leave for CAF game

  Silver Strikers yesterday left for Kenya where they played Tusker FC enroute to Gabon for a CAF Confederations Cup match aginst Association Omnisport Center Mberi Sportif (AO CMS) Football Club on Wednesday. The team left Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) at 2am for Nairobi and coach Lovemore Fazili said they travelled well. “It was a…

Shinning star

  While Malawian male footballers are struggling to earn prospects of playing in top European leagues, women’s football export Tabitha Chawinga is selling like hot-cakes with a French top league side Olympic Lyon chasing her signature. Currently, Lyon are the top-ranked women football club in the world and are currently leading the 12-team French women…

Special Olympics athletes win silver at world games

  Special Olympics Malawi (SOM) athlete Mphatso Chiphwanya and her playing partner Bridget Kaunda have won silver medals in unified doubles at the just-ended Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational Games in Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic. Chiphwanya scooped another silver medal in singles category at the event that attracted 220 athletes, 100 coaches, 500 families,…