MOC  bails out AAM

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has bailed out Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) with three air tickets, worth about K4 million, for two athletes and a coach to fly to Algeria for the African Cross-Country Championship on March 17. MOC administration manager Naomi Chinatu yesterday said the donation aims at encouraging and motivating local athletes ahead…

WBC to auction Chisale rematch

  The World Boxing Council (WBC) is expected to auction the final elimination rematch between Malawi female boxer Ruth Chisale and Zambian Lorita Muzeya after the two boxers’ camps failed to agree on terms. The WBC advised Chisale’s promoter Rodger Romeo Kumwenda and her opponent’s promoter Chris Malunga to agree on terms such as dates,…

Wanderers, Vita game grosses K19m

  Be Forward Wanderers’ Caf Champions League encounter against Democratic Republic of Congo side AS Vita at Bingu National Stadium grossed K19.4 million. According to the revenue breakdown, Wanderers have pocketed about K9.5 million while BNS got K3.5 million as ground levy and Football Association of Malawi received  K1.4  million as a 10 percent cut.…

Ntopwa hire Mpulula as coach

Former Azam Tigers and Masters Security FC mentor Leo Mpulula has been appointed as coach for Ntopwa Super Boys FC which is expected to compete in the Masters Security Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Division One League. Ntopwa technical director Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman and Mpulula have confirmed the news, saying personal terms have already been…

Silver impressed with Super League preps

Silver Strikers’ technical panel has expressed delight at their preparations for the 2018 TNM Super League, saying they are better than last year. The team, which was split into two, managed to win two of their three friendly matches. The other game ended in a goalless draw. One squad triumphed 1-0 against newly-promoted Zambian top-flight…

BB, Mangochi match grosses K8m

  Sunday’s fundraising match between TNM Super League giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Mangochi Select sat Mangochi Stadium grossed K8 million with organisers Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) getting K3.3 million net. According to SRFA chairperson Raphael Humba, other stakeholders Bullets, Mangochi Select, the Police, an outsourcing company, ground owners, referees and supervisors shared K4.7…

Wanderers forgive Sanudi

  Be Forward Wanderers have forgiven their right-back Stanley Sanudi for posting a video clip in which he bragged  about the cash he acquired after the first-leg match of CAF Champions League against AS Vita in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Wanderers’ general secretary Mike Butao yesterday said this follows Sanudi’s apology to the…

I passed SA trials, claims Gabeya

Nyasa Big Bullets defender Miracle Gabeya claims that he passed trials at South Africa second-tier league side Highlands Park and he is just waiting for the two clubs to agree on terms. The Flames’ right-back made the statement yesterday when asked about the outcome of his two-week trials. “I made the grade and I will…

Leagues delay prize presentations

  Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) and Central Region Football Association (CRFA) have proposed February 24 for prize presentation for their respective Masters’ Security and Chipiku Stores leagues. With just over a month before the new season starts, teams are awaiting prizes are looking forward to the day. But while Chipiku Stores were just waiting…

Going by the adage ‘when one door closes, another opens,’ Malawi Queens’ legend Mary Waya has secured a year-long deal as shooters coach for English netball side Hertfordshire Mavericks. Mavericks director of netball and head coach Kathyryn Ratnapala has confirmed the news through the club’s website www.mavericksnetball.co.uk. Ratnapala statement posted on Monday reads in part:…

FAM faulted on rights

Some TNM Super League clubs have faulted Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for “repeating their mistake” of inviting bids for broadcasting rights before consulting main stakeholders. For the 2018 season, FAM, in collaboration with its affiliate, the Super League of Malawi (Sulom), has invited broadcast media and marketing agencies to submit bids for live or…

Masters, Nomads off to CAF tasks

  Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security yesterday boarded the same plane to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia enroute to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Angola, respectively, ahead of their CAF club competitions preliminary round first-leg matches. Wanderers are scheduled to take on hosts AS Vita at Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa in the CAF (Confederation…

BB give Nomads, Masters K1m for CAF tourneys

Nyasa Big Bullets have given K500 000 each to Be Forward Wanderers and Master Security FC for their participation in Confederation of African Football (CAF) club competitions. Making the donation to Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao and Masters representative Mervin Mbweza in Blantyre yesterday, Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said they thought it wise…

Simba close in on Kukoma deal

  Simba Ladies Hockey side is on the verge of sealing a sponsorship deal with Capital Oil Refining Industries (Cori) through its Kukoma cooking oil brand. This follows negotiations between the two parties which culminated in Kukoma co-sponsoring the team’s recent trip to Zambia for friendly matches. Simba’s captain Trinity Chilembwe said the sponsorship was…

Straight wins for S&S Schools Chess champs

  The inaugural S&S Genius Schools Chess Tournament ended in straight victories for eventual winners of the four-category contest at St Andrew’s International High School in Blantyre on Saturday. Chisomo Sumani of James Chiona High School and Tamara Mdala of Chiradzulu Secondary School won all their matches to claim ultimate glory in senior boys and…