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…

BB face tough league fixtures

 TNM Super League title odds appear stack against second-placed Nyasa Big Bullets as they face tougher fixtures than leaders Be Forward Wanderers, a review of the remaining matches has shown. Bullets’ last nine games include five teams in the top seven of the log table, notably Silver Strikers, Kamuzu Barracks, Blue Eagles, Civil Sporting Club…

Tussle over Ghanaian defender rages on

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is set to hear the status of Ghanaian defender Eric Atsigah who signed for Be Forward Wanderers from Masters Security. The hearing to be held at FAM offices on Tuesday in Blantyre follows Masters Security’s failure to clear the player whom they claim is still contracting to them. FAM licensing…

Wanderers, Bullets clash in crucial match

Bitter rivals Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets clash in the Blantyre derby this afternoon which could decide the Super League title contest for either side. The Nomads will, most assuredly, step onto the Kamuzu Stadium artificial turf with their confidence somehow  battered having witnessed—with bitterness—Bullets cut their lead from seven to three points.…

Africa Games host suffers underfunding

For the past five years,  government has only allocated  K551 million for the rehabilitation of Kamuzu Institute for Sports (KIS) which is projected to cost K19 billion, budget documents show. The pitiful funding inflow casts doubt over the readiness of the facility to host the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 in 2022 when…

NGO takes anti-rabies awareness to pupils

Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) commemorated the World Rabies Day by conducting anti-rabies awareness campaign among school-going children in Mtsiliza Township in Lilongwe. The day is celebrated on September 28 as a way of raising awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating the horrifying disease. It also…

Sports Council gets K2bn

The government has allocated K2 billion to the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) in the draft 2019/20 Budget which is currently being discussed in Parliament. The allocation is K300 million more than the K1.7 billion it received in the previous national budget. The council’s acting executive secretary Henry Mereka confirmed the new allocation, adding…

Zambia, Malawi boxing promoters rocked in row

Zambia’s Oriental Queries Boxing Promotions has asked the Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB) to discipline local promoter Craig Rousseau for alleged offensive social media comments about the neighbouring country’s boxing affairs. In a letter dated September 25, 2019, the firm accuses the No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotion director of castigating Zambian promoters. It…

Civil enforce age restrictions

Super League side Civil Sporting Club has introduced a policy that restricts the signing of players’ aged above 30, pointing out that their contributions have largely been insignificant. The Lilongwe-based outfit has previously been signing experienced players, mostly those offloaded by big teams like Be Forward Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Nyasa Big Bullets. Confirming the…

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…

Nomads revel in first-round league victory

Be Forward Wanderers team manager Victor Maunde has said winning the Super League first round has put them in the title race as their players will have confidence in the campaign. Nomads will pocket K1 million for the feat which was achieved when second-placed Kamuzu Barracks (KB) drew one-all with Masters Security at Civo Stadium…