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…

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…

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…

Disability sports to be in syllabus

Malawi Paralympic Committee (MPC) says government has hinted it could streamline  I’mPOSSIBLE programme into the schools syllabus as part of promoting disability sports. The programme, a global initiative being championed by International Paralympic Committee, is currently being implemented in the country’s 30 primary schools on pilot phase. MPC president James Chiutsi said, for a while,…

Nomads back on top

Be Forward Wanderers have moved to the top of TNM Super League table after edging Civil Sporting Club 1-0 yesterday in tightly contested match played at Civo Stadium. Left back Francis Mlimbika’s goal was enough to seal the much needed win that, as a matter of consequence, has left Civil on the brink of a…

Silver, Karonga tussle for Airtel Money

The Airtel Top 8 final beckons as Silver Strikers and Karonga United clash at Bingu National Stadium. In stature and significance, the match equates to the battle of Elah Valley, that biblical clash between Goliath, a giant Philistine and David, an underdog Israelite. Silver, like the frightening Goliath, have a spear, sword and javelin while…

Local coaches better than expatriates

Despite getting much lower perks than those of expatriate coaches, statistics have revealed that local coaches have a much better record. They have generally performed better than expatriates—some of whom set worst records during their tenure, Weekend Nation has established. Statistics sourced from the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) database show that 14 coaches managed…

Civil Sporting push to end poor run

Super League outfit Civil Sporting Club leadership convened a crisis meeting with players, supporters and the technical panel in the wake of the team’s poor run. Held on Tuesday at Civo Stadium, the meeting came after Civil lost 1-0 to TN Stars and dropped 12th position just two points above the relegation zone. Confirming the…

High expectations

Sports associations have expressed high expectations from the newly appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Francis Phiso, pressing him to lobby for increased annual grants, improve infrastructure and lure more companies to support their industry. The Blantyre North legislator is in the 24-member new Cabinet President Peter Mutharika appointed on Wednesday. He replaces Grace…

Silver in second Airtel final

Ghanaian forward Michael Tetteh’s priceless goal on Sunday was enough to propel Silver Strikers to the finals of the Airtel Top 8 after seeing off Masters Security’s spirited display at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. The Bankers will face Karonga United who beat Mzuni FC in another semi-final contest 5-4 on post-match penalties on Saturday. It…

Walter changes tune

Says he will soon decide on whether to seek re-election Yet again. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says he will make his position known in the next few months on whether he will seek re-election during December polls, effectively drifting from his earlier stand that he would quit. Nyamilandu, who has been…

Dutch coach eyes Flames job

Experienced Dutch coach Pieter De Jongh, who holds a Uefa Pro Licence, has applied for the post of Malawi national football team coach barely two days after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) advertised the vacancy. In an interview, the 48-year-old coach said he aims to improve football from grassroots, a philosophy adopted from his country.…

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…