Contracts crisis hits Civil

Super League outfit Civil Sporting Club risks losing six key players for nothing, having not renewed their contracts six months before the expiry of their prevailing agreements, The Nation has established. The players, whose contracts expire this June, are midfielders Blessings Tembo and Patrick Thupi, forward Fletcher Bandawe, goalkeeper Tione Tembo, left-back Willard Dickson and…

SA club courts Flames star Chikoti

Malawi national football team midfielder Chikoti Chirwa has been offered two-week trials at South Africa Premier Soccer League struggling outfit Chippa United. According to a letter dated January 7  2019, which the club has sent to the player, the trials are expected to start next week. “We officially grant Mr. Chikoti Chirwa authority to come…

Cholera-hit area gets piped water in Lilongwe

  Water Mission Malawi, an organisation that promotes sanitation and hygiene,  has installed a K55 million piped water system in Mdondwe, one of the areas affected by cholera last year in Traditional Authority (T/A) Tsabango in Lilongwe. About 3 000 people from 27 villages, who were drinking water from unprotected sources, will benefit from the…

Lilongwe rabies vaccination campaign nears target

  Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) has vaccinated 32 000 cats and dogs during its anti-rabies vaccination campaign in the capital city. The figure means the month-long campaign, which started early last month,  is close to achieving its target of vaccinating 37 000 pets. Speaking in an interview after inspecting…

Bravehearts lose 2nd game at Fiba tourney

  After an impressive start at the Zone VI Fiba Club Basketball Championship in Zimbabwe on Sunday,  Bravehearts women’s team lost their second match to Mozambique champions Lakers Foundation 73-54 on Monday. Malawi’s male representatives Central Knights suffered a 49-151 defeat by Angolan champions De Gosto, which is Africa’s number one basketball team. In the…

Bravehearts to compete at Fiba Zone 6 Championship

  National basketball champions Bravehearts are scheduled to take part in the Federation of International Basketball Associations (Fiba) Afro Zone 6 Basketball Club Championship in Zimbabwe. Over 26 teams from nine southern African countries will take part in the competition. The regional tourney is scheduled to run from October 21 to 29. The participating clubs…

Govt, Plan International intensify early pregnancies fight

  Government and Plan International say there is need to formulate laws that impose stiff punishment on men that impregnate young girls. The matter was among issues that Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka  and Plan International chief executive officer Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen discussed during their breakfast meeting in Lilongwe yesterday. Albrectsen is visiting…

Silver slice Bullets lead

Ghanaian Mike Tetteh netted a hat-trick to help Silver Strikers secure a vital 4-1 win over Karonga United and cut the gap with Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets to two points. The Bankers now have 50 points from 25 matches, but Bullets will find solace in the fact that they have three games in…

Malawi plans to host Cosafa tourney

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is planning to bid for the hosting rights of next year’s Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Senior Challenge Cup as it aims at ending a 17-year spell of failure to host a major football tournament. FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda admitted that by not hosting the competitions, the…

Olympic champion to visit  Malawi

  Former British middle distance runner Dame Kelly Holmes will visit Malawi this month for a number of sporting and charitable events, the British High Commission in Lilongwe has said. Holmes, who specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events, won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.…

Youth representation in local institutions poor, says NGO

  Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) has said youth representation is low in decision-making institutions at grassroots level. Cepa project officer Tiwonge Chirwa said they discovered the low youth representation through their My Life My Choice project, which empowers youths to be involved in decision-making processes at local level in the district. Speaking…

Silver, Bullets target wounded men

Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets and second-placed Silver Strikers face relegation-threatened Mafco FC and Dwangwa United respectively this afternoon. Fifteenth positioned Mafco travel to Blantyre bearing in mind that Kamuzu Stadium has become Bullets’ hunting ground. Both the weak and strong have found the going tough at the recently reopened stadium. Teams have huffed…

Local clubs’  ranking  misery  continues

Local clubs have failed to secure places on the Football Database latest rankings which have about 500 African teams, a development which affects local players’ opportunities of securing lucrative deals. The rankings posted on www.footballdatabase.com which were updated last Sunday, has Italian side Juventus at the helm,  while Spanish outfits Real Madrid and  Barcelona are…

4 Silver players shake off injuries

  Silver Strikers have received a major boost ahead of Saturday’s Lilongwe derby against Civil Sporting Club as four of their key players have resumed training after recovering from injuries. Midfielders Jack Chiona and Newman Mwansamale and defender Mike Roberts have missed a couple of matches while goalkeeper Brighton Munthali got injured during a TNM…

Queens preparing to fail?

The 2018 Fast5 Netball World Series throws off next month in Melbourne, Australia, but Malawi Queens, as usual, are yet to start preparations for the tournament that attracts the world’s top six netball teams. This is happening at a time Malawi is yet to recover from an embarrassing performance at Africa Netball Championship in Zambia…