Fisd cup woes

Grass-roots football will suffer from the delay to roll out the Fisd Challenge Cup as the sponsor and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have agreed to exclude district teams from this year. The competition was expected to kick off last month, but Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd), who signed a five-year sponsorship deal…

Nomads, Eagles reach bonanza final

 Be Forward Wanderers and Blue Eagles reached the Bingu Ikhome Bonanza final after defeating Silver Strikers and Nyasa Big Bullets respectively at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe yesterday. Both matches ended 1-0. Wanderers and Blue Eagles face each other this afternoon with the champion set to pocket K5 million while Bullets and Silver will…

Silver survive Eagles’ scare

An injury time Michael Tetteh brilliant goal hooked Silver Strikers off the jaws of defeat to draw one-all against Blue Eagles in a TNM Super League encounter at Silver Stadium on Sunday. Striker Foster Biton had put dominant Eagles ahead in an action-packed first half that saw the visitor’s goalkeeper John Soko save a penalty.…

Nyamilandu fulfils half of his promises

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) leadership has performed poorly in promotion of players’ welfare while scoring highly in football development where women’s football, beach soccer and youth structures gained leverage. This is according to Nation on Sunday analysis of the outgoing FAM president Walter Nyamilandu’s manifesto titled ‘Harvest Time’, which propelled him to re-election…

Masters Security coaches resign

A new wave of crisis has hit Super League outfit Masters Security after assistant trainer Eliah Kananji resigned barely three days after head coach Abas Makawa quit the financially struggling club. It leaves the club without a recognised coach as they prepare to kick-start the league’s second round against defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets at…

Mzuni, KB clash over gate revenue

Mzuzu FC and Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have clashed over the former’s demand to pocket the two teams’ gate revenue cut from their TNM Super League match at Kasungu Stadium this Saturday. The Mzuzu-based side says the arrangement would be  reimbursement for expenses they incurred when their initial match in May was postponed at the eleventh…

Central Region league endorses Mwenda

Central Region Football Association of Malawi (CRFA) has become the second Football Association of Malawi (FAM) affiliate to endorse James Mwenda for the local soccer governing body’s presidency ahead of elections in December. CRFA general secretary Bernard Chiwiruwiru confirmed the development yesterday, but insisted the door is still open for other potential candidates to be…

Bullets, Silver renew rivalry

Giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers clash this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in a TNM Super League encounter that can quicken the heartbeat and leave spectators amazed and depressed in equal measure. The match would not have come at a better time than now when both sides have been inconsistent in a…

Sulom moves to resolve Masters woes

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has moved to resolve Masters Security FC stand-off over alleged non-payment of salaries which has forced players to boycott training and matches. Confirming the development Thursday, Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said they have arranged to meet the players, the club’s leadership and the supporters over the issue. “The players…

Malawian swimmers flop at World Championship

Three Malawian swimmers Filipe Gomes, Ammara Pinto and Michael Swift failed to reach the semi-finals at the World Championship underway in Gwangju, South Korea. But the three swimmers have a chance to make up for their failure as they will race in other events later this week. Malawi team coach Yona Walesi said Gomes finished…

Nomads wander forward

Be Forward Wanderers went top of the TNM Super League log table despite a goalless draw with Silver Strikers at Silver Stadium yesterday in a game that ended up being more physical than entertaining. Wanderers are tied with Kamuzu Barracks (KB) on 26 points but the Lali Lubani Road outfit have a superior goal difference.…

No funding for Blantyre stadium

Construction of a new stadium in Blantyre has suffered yet another blow after government for the second consecutive time failed to disburse funds allocated for the project in the  just-ended 2018/19 National Budget. Parliament approved K500 million for the state-of-the-art new stadium earmarked for Njamba Freedom Park. But director of sports in the Ministry of…

Sports Council gets K660m in provisional budget

Government has allocated K660 million to the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) in the Provisional National Budget to bankroll programmes of over 40 associations in the next three months. Though the council’s acting executive secretary Henry Mereka in an interview suggested that the funding will be enough to carter for the industry’s needs, some…

Bullets burst, rivals Nomads triumph

Nyasa Big Bullets Super League title defence in the TNM Super League suffered a significant blow after they went down 1-0 by resilient table toppers Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at Civo Stadium yesterday. Ndaona Daisi netted the only goal in the 51st minute after capitalising on Yamikani Fodya’s poor back-pass which eluded goalkeeper Rabson Chienda and…

Blue Eagles eye Silver downfall

Injury-hit Blue Eagles have vowed to prey on Silver Strikers and close the gap with TNM Super League pacesetters. The cops captain Mecium Mhone is suspended for accumulating three yellow cards. Left-back Maxwell Munthali has a hamstring while left-winger Henry Misinjo has a knee injury. Confirming the injury situation, Eagles assistant coach Assistant Superintendent Wilson…

Lions Club of Lilongwe,  council seek partnership

The Lions Club of Lilongwe and the Lilongwe City Council are pushing to build a partnership that will ensure successful implementation of their environment, education and health initiatives. Lilongwe City Council chief executive officer John Chome disclosed this during the induction of new Lions Club of Lilongwe president Isaac Chimwala in Lilongwe on Saturday. Chome,…

Flames miss  July 6 again

Yet again, the Flames will not be part of Independence Anniversary Celebrations on July 6. The  development comes after Mozambique and Zambia  turned down a Malawi Government invitation to play a friendly match against Malawi National Football Team during the 55th Independence Anniversary Celebrations at Kamuzu Stadium tomorrow. Confirming the development, Minister of Finance, Economic…