Wilson Masamba loses IBF bout

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Wilson Masamba lost a 12-round IBF Africa lightweight bout against Namibian Albinus Felesianu on points at J&P Complex in Ondangwa, Windhoek on Wednesday. His compatriots Charles Misanjo, Felix Mwamaso and Aubrey Masamba also went down in similar fashion to former Australian middleweight champion Johannes Mwetupunga and Lukas Ndafoluma respectively, in…

Waya roped in Malawi sports identity promotion

Sports gear company O Art & Craft has roped Malawi Netball Queens deputy coach Mary Waya into a campaign to promote regalia branded in national colours during international sporting events. The company’s director Owen Chiwele said they involved the legendary former netballer in the campaign after noting that most Malawians disregard the importance of promoting…

Weekend of street soccer in Blantyre

  Blantyre will be filled with fun this weekend as street football takes centre stage at Chisomo Children’s Club behind Sunbird Mount Soche and Surestream Stadium Upper Ground in Chilomoni Township. Although they appear as similar events and happening in the commercial city, these are two different competitions with incomparable formats, unique purposes and separate…

Misanjo replaces Mwenda for Namibia bout

Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) named Charles Misanjo as last-minute replacement for Malawi Defence Force (MDF) pugilist Alick Mwenda for last evening’s Hero’s Day Boxing Bonanza in Namibia. MPBCB president Lonzoe Zimba yesterday argued the development followed MDF’s delay to clear Mwenda for the international non-title bout, but one of MDF’s sports officials Peter…

Four cross half-century mark in cricket

  Achieving half-century scores seemed easy tasks for pace-men in the newly introduced 25-Overs Inter-Club Cricket Tournament where four individuals crossed the 50-run scoring mark on Sunday. Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) Gold Fattani’s Sadik Bhathi, Oriental Cricket Club’s (OCC) Mohsin Dutiya, Sohel Rustam of MSC Silver and Nooran Wali of MSC Black achieved the feat.…

TNM pumps K8m into Cape Maclear Triathlon

TNM has pumped K8 million into Cape Maclear Triathlon, a sporting event that will run from September 18 to 20 on the shores of Lake Malawi in Mangochi District. The competition, organised by Mizu Foundation in partnership with Ministry of Sports and Culture and Ministry of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, will comprise a 0.7…

Netball giants bounce back into Rainbow action

After three weeks of  exemption from the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League (SRNL), heavyweight Diamonds, Complex Tigresses and Thunder Queens return to action this Saturday. The three teams were exempted from action for contributing key players to the national team which participated at the 2015 Netball World Cup (NWC) in Australia recently. Diamonds, Tigresses…

Mtawali to build confidence in Malata

Flames head coach Ernest Mtawali has said he will do his best to build confidence in the team’s vice-captain Lucky Malata ahead of a do-or-die 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland’s Sihlangu on September 6 in Mbabane. Mtawali made the statement in reaction to a spate of costly blunders the last man in…

Yamba CDSS, New Version take Airtel glory

Airtel Rising Stars’ national finals ended in glory for Yamba Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) of Chitipa and Lilongwe-based New Version Private Secondary School at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre yesterday. Yamba did it in the boys’ category after beating Zatonse Private Secondary School of Chikwawa 8-7 on post-match penalty shoot-out after a one-all draw in…

Regional leagues fail football calendar

The harmonisation of football calendar remains a pipe dream as regional leagues have failed to complete their first-round fixtures as scheduled due to, among other reasons, shortage of venues and administrative hitches, Nation on Sunday has learnt. This follows news that Nsejjere Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) League, Chipiku Central Region Football Association (CRFA) League…

Malawi  Paralympics  to introduce  sitting volleyball

  Malawi Paralympics Committee (MPC) will introduce sitting volleyball and power-lifting as additional sporting codes to athletics by December this year. According to MPC president James Chiutsi, this aims at including more people with various deformities in disability sports. Chiutsi disclosed this on Wednesday at the end of a two-day organisational capacity workshop that International…

Queens’ bitter loss

…lose to Jamaica by single basket Malawi Queens missed the 2015 Netball World Cup semi-final slot by a whisker on Friday after losing to their bigger opponents Jamaica by a single-basket during their nail-biting make-or-break group E match at All Phones Arena in Australia. So painful was the loss that the Queens’ shooting duo of…

Carlsberg Malawi dresses semi-finalists

  Carlsberg Malawi Limited applied a smudge of elegance on Carlsberg Cup semi-finalists on Thursday when they presented personalised kits worth K5.2 million to defending champions Big Bullets, Silver Strikers, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Moyale Barracks at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre. Each team received 30 pieces of Adidas uniforms that have been embellished…