Flames poorly funded

A comparative analysis of some sub-Saharan national football teams shows that the Flames are the least funded. The analysis contained in a report, which Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presented to Parliamentary Committee on Community and Social Affairs recently, shows that the Flames get $405 859 (K300 million) annually. The Chipolopolo of Zambia, get $2.8…

Silver, TN Stars meet in charity match

Super League sides Silver Strikers and TN Stars will face off at Kasungu Stadium this Sunday in a match the Lilongwe based Church Good News Ministries has organised to fundraise for its operations. Confirming the match, the organising committee’s spokesperson Hudson Joel Phiri said the target is to use football to change lives of the…

Clubs play tough

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) executive committee aspirants have undergone serious vetting this year as affiliates seek to elect committed leaders amid concerns that the outgoing leadership failed to comprehensively implement commercialisation. Sulom, which runs the top-flight league, will hold an elective annual general meeting (AGM) in Salima today to usher in a new executive…

Mafuta-Mwale gives up FAM presidency bid

Former Silver Strikers chairperson McDonald Mafuta-Mwale has given up his bid for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidency, citing pressure of work as the reason. The soccer governing body will this December elect a new president to replace Walter Nyamilandu who has announced that he will not seek re-election having served for 14 years.…

Sulom president elect promises Champs League package

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) sole presidential candidate Tiya Somba-Banda has promised to source a package for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League representatives. This is contained in his manifesto titled ‘Leading Football Business’ which centres on commercialisation. Somba-Banda hopes that sourcing an annual package for the continental tournament’s ambassadors, will inspire more…

Wadabwa surprised by Wanderers ‘offer’

Be Forward Wanderers have said they have offered new contracts to striker Peter Wadabwa and defender Harry Nyirenda who appeared to leave the club following the expiry of their deals. However, Wadabwa, in an interview, expressed shock at the Nomads claim, saying he has not been offered any contract extension. In an interview yesterday, Wanderers…

Balaka schools armed against TB

Ministry of Health has intensified tuberculosis (TB) awareness in Balaka District by promoting the newly published TB sourcebook for primary schools. The ministry’s National TB Control Program this week trained teachers and community health officials in the district on how to use the book titled Tuberclosis Sourcebook for Primary Schools in Malawi. The district’s TB…

OPC orders Civil Sporting probe

The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has instructed Civil Sporting Club board of directors to, within three weeks, investigate allegations that the executive committee has been failing to account for gate revenues and player transfer fees. The development comes against the background of allegations made by the club’s supporters committee in an open…

Belgian coach tips Under-23

Belgian club Sint-Truidense VV coach Marc Brys has identified goalkeeping as the weakest link in the Malawi Under-23 national football team. Brys, who hailed the team’s striking force as industrious, said this after his side defeated the Junior Flames 3-1 in a training match on Tuesday. The Under-23 are in Belgium camping for the 2020…

APM partner  is VP, says DPP

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) senior officials yesterday addressed President Peter Mutharika’s running mate in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, Everton Chimulirenji, as the country’s Vice-President, effectively unseating the constitutionally-elected incumbent Saulos Chilima. In their salutations during Chimulirenji’s first public rally since Mutharika unveiled him as his running mate on February 8, DPP vice-president (Eastern…

FAM to get tougher on club licensing

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it will be strict on issuing licences in the forthcoming season as teams are now conversant with the requirements. The local football governing body regulates clubs through the Fifa designed club licensing system (CLS) which encourages commercialisation of club football across the world. To obtain a licence, clubs…

Civil to offload six players

Super League outfit Civil Sporting Club will offload six players this week as part of the squad’s restructuring ahead of the new season preparations next month, the club confirmed. Although the government-sponsored side kept a tight lid on names of those on the chop list, inside sources confided in The Nation that they include midfielder…

Silver board chair quits

TNM Super League side Silver Strikers board of trustees chairperson Kelvin Mmangisa has resigned following accusations by the supporters committee leadership that he was bringing “confusion to the club” and “wrongly interfering in the club’s operations”. The seasoned football administrator confirmed his resignation in a telephone interview with yesterday. Mmangisa was accused alongside another trustee,…

‘Bring back PE in Schools’

United States of America-based physical education (PE) expert Kalekeni Banda and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have asked government to reintroduce compulsory PE in primary schools in a bid to spark a sports culture  that can give birth to a new generation of athletes. Banda, whose organisation Banda Bola Sports Foundation supports schools in Nkhata…