Tags: FAM

Club licensing deadline tomorrow

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has set up tomorrow, April 6, as the cut-off point for licensing clubs that will participate in the TNM Super League in 2016. All teams that fail to finalise the process by tomorrow [April 6] will not be allowed to play in the league, according to FAM club licensing…

PFAM summons mijiga, 2 others

  Three candidates who obtained an injunction to stop Football Association of Malawi (FAM) December 12 elections, have been summoned to a disciplinary hearing over their action. FAM’s disciplinary committee will hear the trio on March 24. General secretary Suzgo Nyirenda yesterday confirmed that Wilkins Mijiga, Willy Yabwanya and Tiya Somba Banda would appear before…

Master Security to sponsor SRFA league

Master Security yesterday unveiled a three-year K10.2 million sponsorship for 2016 Southern Region Football League at Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) Mpira House in Blantyre. The sponsorship is a relief to Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) after their bad experience last season when previous sponsors Nsejjere Sports Wear, refused to commit to a promise to…

Malawi, guinea clash on afcon match dates

  The confederation of African Football (CAF) delay to provide a solution to the clash of dates for the Flames 2017 Afcon qualifier against Guinea is preventing Football Association of Malawi (FAM) from confirming a training match against Sierra Leone. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda yesterday confirmed that they agreed a training game with Sierra…

6 beat MOZ transfer window deadline

  Six Malawian players narrowly beat the Mozambique transfer deadline yesterday after delays in concluding deals with their respective clubs. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) yesterday confirmed it had issued international transfer certificates (ITC) for five players. Transfer matching system manager Casper Jangale said they completed the transfers of Silver Strikers duo Green Harawa and…

Ray of hope for Surestream trainees

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is strategising on how best it can ‘adopt’ the now defunct Surestream Academy trainees. FAM vice-president James Mwenda was on Wednesday responding to a question on whether the association has plans to take over the trainees following the closure of the academy by Surestream Petroleum Limited on Monday. The…

FAM elusive  on FIFA polls

  With just two days before Fifa presidential elections, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it will choose its candidate right at the congress in Zurich, Switzerland. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu, who will cast the vote on behalf of the association this Friday, told The Nation in an interview that they are exercising a…

Surestream academy shut down

  Surestream Petroleum has shut down its football academy after four years of operation. In a press release issued on Monday, the academy’s managing director Keith Robinson said the institution has been closed because the company is no longer the operator of the licence for any oil exploration blocks in Malawi. “And this, coupled with…

No funds for under 17, 20

  Malawi Under-20 and Under-17 national football teams are expected to participate in Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), but Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it is yet to source funding for the two continental tournaments. Malawi joins the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in second round against the winner between Sudan and Kenya…

FAM lands k200m cup

  The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has secured a five-year K200 million (about $272 000) sponsorship from Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) to bankroll an annual trophy comprising Super League. Speaking during the deal’s pre-contract signing in ceremony in Blantyre on Monday, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu remarked: “When one door closes, another…

FAM to lift clubs’ ban

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is expected to lift a 14 day suspension meted out on Super League clubs that did not comply with club licensing requirements. Eleven clubs were suspended from any football related activities earlier this month after failing to submit relevant documents before the January 31 deadline. The clubs were given up…

FAM engages marketing expert

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has engaged marketing consultant Ian Riley to help the association reposition its marketing department. The South Africa-based Fifa consultant, who arrived in the country on Monday courtesy of the world football governing body, will help FAM transform the Mpira Village and other facilities into commercial entities. Mpira Village, has…

Devaluation  hits fam hard

  The kwacha’s steep depreciation has not spared the football fraternity—with the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) one of the worst affected—as it has to pay K37.5 million (about $52 189) for Flames air tickets to Guinea. The same air ticket in January 2015 fetched about K15 million (about $21 571) for a squad of…

Surestream Stadium sale put on hold

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has shelved plans to dispose of Surestream Stadium as the association is repositioning its marketing drive. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu had in his manifesto indicated that the facility, formerly MDC Stadium, should be sold because it was not making profits. He suggested that the funds should be invested in…

Presidential cup reforms deferred

  Super League clubs can now heave a sigh of relief after the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) deferred the Presidential Football Cup reforms—which could have led to the top-flight league teams barred from the tournament. Confirming the development yesterday, the council’s executive secretary George Jana said they have maintained the usual format because…

FAM misses CAF meeting on Fifa presidency

  African soccer heads yesterday met in Rwanda to decide on which of Fifa’s presidential candidates they will back as the campaign to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of the sport’s troubled ruling body reaches the home straight. According to French newspaper L’Equipe, the meeting would be held ahead of the Championship of African…

Standard bank  Withdraws cup

  Standard Bank yesterday dropped a bombshell when it announced the withdrawal of the K43 million Standard Bank Knockout Cup sponsorship due to the tough economic climate. The development ends the bank’s nine-year romance with domestic football dating back to 2007 when the tournament was introduced. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu and…