Tags: Flames

CECAFA draw out

  The Flames have been drawn against South Sudan, Sudan and Djibouti in Group C of 2015 East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup to be held in Ethiopia from November 20 to December 6. They start the campaign against Sudan on November 23 before facing Djibouti on November 24 and South Sudan on November…

Derby On

  The uncertainty surrounding the country’s most famous fixture, the Blantyre derby, has been cleared after Flames coach Ernest Mtawali gave in and reluctantly allowed national team players to be released for this weekend’s Super League matches. The Flames leave Sunday for Tanzania for the 2018 World Cup preliminary round qualifier against the hosts on…

Flames 13 places down

The Flames have, contrary to earlier report, slipped down the Fifa ranking table by 13 places—from position 95 to 108—Fifa website announced yesterday. An earlier report of July 4 on the same website had erroneously indicated that the Flames had risen from 97 to 95. But yesterday’s update indicate that the 2-1 defeat to lowly-ranked…

Sulumba gets green-light to join Cosmos

Flames striker Muhammad Sulumba has been given a green-light to join newly promoted South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Jomo Cosmos following fruitful discussions between Blantyre United and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers during a meeting convened by Sulom on Wednesday evening. There was a cloud of uncertainty over Sulumba’s move to Cosmos following disagreements…

Coaches queue for Flames job

  Coaches from Africa and Europe have instantly queued up at FAM’s doorstep hoping to be considered as replacements for released Flames coach Young Chimodzi. Former Burkina Faso’s Portuguese mentor Paulo Duarte, ex- Zambia and Zimbabwe coaches Honour Janza and Ian Gorowa respectively, have reportedly made inquiries, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo…

‘Make noise for us’

Flames captain, FAM president say local fans’ support is lukewarm Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo yesterday set the hype for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Zimbabwe with an appeal to  fans to create an intimidating atmosphere for the Warriors at Kamuzu Stadium. Kamwendo made the call during a news conference held at…

FAM downplays zimbabwe woes

Zimbabwe Warriors are facing a race against time to kick-start preparations for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ opening qualifier against the Flames. This follows an impasse between coach Callisto Pasuwa and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) over unpaid dues, coupled with financial constraints. However, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday downplayed…

Zicco bags hat-trick in Mozambique

Striker Zicco Mkanda transferred his goal-scoring form from the Flames to his club Liga Desportivo de Maputo by netting a hat-trick in a Mozambique Cup 5-0 win over Ferroviaro Mahotas on Sunday afternoon. Mkanda has built on his goal that won the Flames the Cosafa Plate trophy at the Cosafa Cup last week in South…