Four teams dominate decade

Be Forward Wanderers, Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles dominated domestic football in the just-ended decade, having jointly collected a majority of the trophies, Weekend Nation has established. Between 2010 and 2019, a total of 32 trophies were competed for and the four teams shared 24. Wanderers were the most successful having won…

Eagles submit K40m Confed Cup budget

TNM Super League side Blue Eagles have presented a K40 million CAF Confederation Cup initial budget after their sponsor, the Malawi Police Service, asked for financial needs before making a decision. The Confederation Cup is a second-tier competition of African club football, ranked below the CAF Champions League. Eagles qualify for this year’s tournament after…

Bullets get CAF boost

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has disclosed that this year it will fund newly crowned champions Nyasa Big Bullets’ participation in the CAF Champions League. This will be the first time for a local club to get such support. However, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu, whose manifesto for his fifth term re-election…

Charity Blantyre derby suffers K6.5m loss

Central Region Football Association (CRFA) has incurred a K6.5 million loss from the charity Blantyre derby between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers at Kasungu Stadium on the Sunday.   The match, whose proceeds will go to bereaved families of Central Region league outfit Makesure FC players and an official, who died during a road…

FAM’s exco expenditure soars

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) annual expenditure on executive committee members operations has risen to K54.3 million from K33.2 million in two years, representing a 63 percent increase, financial reports have shown. According to the documents, every year FAM spends on transport and accommodation for its 11-member executive committee. In the 2017, the financial reports…

Chester manager backs new US loan deal

Malawi national team star Yamikani Chester’s representative James Woods has defended the decision to loan the midfielder again at the expense of returning to his parent Czech club  MFK Vyškov. Chester penned a three-year deal at Vyškov, but ended up spending his first season at United States’ United Soccer League (USL) championship side North Carolina…

Queens fail to regain mileage

Malawi netball has slumped to its worst year-end on International Netball Federation (IFN) world rankings after finishing seventh, a position outside the Fast5 Netball World Series qualification bracket. IFN published the rankings on its website on Sunday, placing Uganda on sixth, a position Malawi held for much of the past decade. On the continental ladder,…

Eagles fly high with Fisd Cup

Blue Eagles decorated their trophy cabinet with a silverware after beating Kamuzu Barracks 4-2 in penalty shootouts at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe in the Fisd Challenge Cup final yesterday. The game was decided on penalties after the two teams tied one-all in open play. Schumaker Kuwali, Gilbert Chirwa, Vitumbiko Kumwenda and Henry Minjinjo scored while…

Council trains Lilongwe youths in entrepreneurship

National Youth Council of Malawi (Nycom) and African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (Aicc) have jointly trained 27 youths in business management and financial literacy. Nycom acting director of programmes Maryrose Ikumi Simbeye said in an interview that the youth were drawn from youth organisations in Lilongwe and they received certificates after undergoing the four-day course…

BB, Nomads stadia designs completed

Government has finalised  designs for Super League giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers stadia, a step that pulls the controversial projects closer to reality. The designs, according to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, reveal they will both be 15 000-seater facilities complete with a six-lane running track, dressing rooms and VIP…

Bullets, Nomads face hurdles in title race

TNM Super League title contenders Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers face unpredictable assignments today as they engage in last-ditch push to sustain momentum in a title race with a few matches remaining. Bullets, who lead the 16-member league with 58 points, face Silver Strikers at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe while second-placed Wanderers, trailing…

Govt tipped on attracting new sports investors

Representatives of the corporate world have asked government to improve sports infrastructure, tighten security at venues and initiate tax waivers if the industry is to attract new investors. The call was made during a consultative meeting on sports sponsorship between the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and companies in Lilongwe yesterday. The discussion was…

what a SHAME!

Football violence and hooliganism reared its ugly face at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe as the Fisd Challenge Cup semi-final between Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles was abandoned due to crowd trouble. Goals from Wonder Jeremani, Gilbert Chirwa, Junior Malidadi and Schumachar Kuwali, in that order, thrust Eagles into cloud nine. With comfortbaly in control of…

Sports policy misses key goals

Failure by government and other actors to implement key National Sports Policy objectives has triggered concerns that little effort is being made to grow sports in the country. There are four targeted goals in the policy which was launched 10 years ago. Among them is ‘Sports for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction’, which our analysis…

As KB battle  Eagles in Fisd Cup final

The football sphere will this afternoon entirely be about bombs, guns and cuffs as Kamuzu Barracks (KB) and Blue Eagles battle it out in an all military Fisd Challenge Cup final where the bravest will pocket a K20 million grand prize. This match will, in ranking terms, separate superintendents and constables from lieutenants and corporals.…

Mipingo yadzudzula nkhanza

Atsogoleri a mipingo ati nkhanza makamaka zochitira ana ndi amayi zanyanya m’dziko muno moti asungwana 21 pa 100 aliwonse komanso anyamata 14 pa 100 aliwonse amagwiriridwa ku umwana wawo. Atsogoleriwa omwe ali pansi pa bungwe la atsogoleri a zipembedzo la Public Affairs Committee (PAC) atulutsa chikalata chomwe chikufotokoza kuti dziko la Malawi silikupanga bwino pa…

Firm set to invest K37bn in agriculture

Pyxus Agriculture Limite, a non-tobacco crops dealer, has announced that it will invest $50 million (about K37 billion) in the country’s agriculture sector in the next five years. The firm, which started its operations in April this year, is a subsidiary of United Kingdom-based company Pyxus Agriculture Holding Limited, and it focuses on groundnuts and…

Body donates wheelchairs to Kamuzu Central Hospital

Medical Consultants Africa (MCA) Limited has donated 50 wheelchairs to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). Presenting the K4 million donation in Lilongwe on Friday, MCA chief executive officer Jonathan Bisnowaty said they observed there were shortages of wheelchairs at the referral hospital. “The problem compromised quality of health service delivery, especially during movement of patients within…

Queens’ squad selection under scrutiny

Southern Region clubs’ continued monopoly of the national netball team has triggered claims of selection bias and suggestions of deteriorating netball standards in the other regions. The South has always been dominating the Queens and the latest case being at the Africa Netball Championship played in South Africa this week.  The South had nine players…

­­Govt clears Bingu Stadium water bill

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has settled the K148 million water bill for Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe which was continuously disrupting the facility’s operations. Confirming the clearance, the ministry’s spokesperson Symon Mbvundula said the bill was paid in full at Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) this week. “We are indeed grateful to government…