Mixed fortunes for sports in tripartite elections

  Former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Sameer Suleman, Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) official Daud Chikwanje and Nyasa Big Bullets director Noel Lipipa  won parliamentary seats during the May 21 Tripartite Elections, according to unofficial results. Former Be Forward Wanderers general secretary Chipi Mpinganjira has also been elected member of Parliament for Blantyre City…

Silver reject duo’s overseas bids

  Silver Strikers have turned down offers from South American clubs for forwards Michael Teteh and Duncan Nyoni because they did not match their transfer fee evaluation. The clubs are Paraguay’s top league outfit Sol de America who are interested in Ghanaian Tetteh and an undisclosed Barbados side which has its eyes on Nyoni. Barbados…

Sulom surrenders to KB bombardment

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) yesterday gave in to Kamuzu Barracks’ (KB) insistence to postpone their match against Mzuni FC which was slated for Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Though Sulom officials were coy to confirm the postponement, both clubs told The Nation they had been informed about the decision. Sulom had in the past two…

Nomads tumble out of Airtel Top 8

  Midfielder Duncan Nyoni’s 40-th minute strike sealed Silver Strikers’ qualification into the semi-finals of the Airtel Top 8 and virtually ended Be Forward Wanderers’ revival hopes yesterday at a packed Silver Stadium in Lilongwe. The Central Bankers have qualified on a 2-0 aggregate, having won the first leg by a similar margin in Blantyre…

Council given K2 billion budget limit

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development has asked the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) to frame its 2019/20 Budget within K2 billion. The ceiling is K200 million less than what the council was initially given when the ministry was planning for the current national budget expiring on June 30. Confirming the development in…

Title contenders seek recovery path

 Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles will be seeking to put their TNM Super League title ambitions back on track when they return to action this afternoon.. Bullets, who were held one-all by Mighty Tigers, face rookies Ntopwa FC at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre while Silver host Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at Silver Stadium…

England FA,  FAM to renew  football vows

 England is seeking to mend footballing relations with Malawi years after the European nation cut off its wide-ranging material and practical assistance to her former colony, Weekend Nation has learnt. Confirming the pending deal, the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) director of competitions and communication Gomezgani Zakazaka said that the English Football Association (FA), through…

KB take slender lead in Airtel Top 8

Kamuzu Barracks (KB) took control of their Airtel Top 8 quarter-final tie after coming from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Masters Security in the first leg at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday. Masters led on the half hour mark after referee Godfrey Nkhakananga awarded them a penalty following Nation Halazi’s handball in…

FAM Affiliates prepare for Walter’s exit

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) affiliates have begun preparing for life without long-serving president Walter Nyamilandu by proposing and screening names of his potential successor, Weekend Nation understands. Nyamilandu, who has led the association for the past 15 years, announced he will not seek a fourth term when his mandate expires this coming December although…

Hellings gets Fifa life ban over match-fixing

Federation of International Football Associations (Fifa) has banned for life former Flames midfielder Hellings Mwakasungula from taking part in any football activities for being found guilty of match manipulation. The Silver Strikers team manager is among nine individuals from various countries banned “with effect from yesterday,” according to a statement Fifa dated April 24 2019.…

Bingu Stadium clears K27m electricity bill

Life has returned to normal at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) as Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) Limited has reconnected the facility to the national grid after government cleared an outstanding K27 million bill. The Lilongwe stadium has been unable to operate efficiently in the past three weeks after losing power due to accumulative bills.…

Political parties’ sports promises under scrutiny

Major political parties in the country have outlined ambitious sports development promises in their electoral manifestos focusing on infrastructure development, nurturing talent and improving athletes’ welfare. However, critics have warned that chances of most pledges being fulfilled are minimal. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP,) which is yet to fulfil a pledge made 12 years ago, to …

4 local refs assigned Chan match

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has tasked four Malawian referees to officiate the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) preliminary round match between Botswana and Seychelles. They are Ishmael Chizinga who will be referee with Innocent Kaundula as the first assistant referee Edward Kambatuwa as second assistant referee while Alfred Chilinda and fourth official. According to…

Banned Civil coach gets temporary relief

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says Civil Sporting Club coach Oscar Kaunda can resume work despite receiving a one-year ban last year. The ban came after Kaunda was found guilty of insulting and bullying match officials during the Fisd Challenge Cup round of 32 match against Karonga United at Civo Stadium. FAM communication and competition…

Stagnant Mzuzu Youth Centre project gets K300m

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development has allocated K300 million to the Mzuzu Youth Centre, a project that has been getting funding for the past 10 years without registering noteworthy progress on the ground. In the 2018/19 National Budget, government did not approve any funds towards the project, but this changed in the…