Queen of the ring is back

  Boxer Anisha Bashir arrived home yesterday through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe from her  Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title triumph in the United Kingdom to a hero’s welcome. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila was among scores of people who welcomed the boxing icon. A Kenyan Airways plane which…

Bye bye neba

Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday proved their superiority over rivals Be Forward Wanderers after a second-half inspiring performance gave them a 2-1 victory in Airtel Top 8 semi-final. They now face Blue Eagles, who were the first to book a place in the final after seeing off defending champions Silver Strikers a week ago. Wanderers…

New Blantyre stadium funding diverted

The K1.5 billion which was allocated in the 2017/18 national budget as starter pack for the new stadium in Blantyre has been diverted for the rehabilitation of Kamuzu Stadium, stalling progress on the facility projected to cost K110 billion. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development spokesperson Davies Saddo disclosed this while clarifying on the expenditure…

Civil probe poor form

  Civil Sporting Club has launched an inquiry into the team’s dip in form having lost three of their last four TNM Super League matches, a situation that threatens their CAF tournament participation. The Civil Servants, whose sponsors the Office of the President and Cabinet promised them continental football, lost 2-0 to Moyale Barracks on…

Pride, money at stake

Cometh the hour, cometh the men and cometh the derby. Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club, the long standing Lilongwe foes, face off at Bingu National Stadium this afternoon in a tussle whose winner secures the Airtel Top 8 semi-final berth and the loser gets what they deserve—nothing. This derby will, more than anything, be…

Eagles claw Mafco in Airtel Top 8

  Blue Eagles put home ground advantage to good use yesterday by defeating Mafco 1-0 in the Airtel Top 8 quarterfinal at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe, taking a slender semi-final qualification chance into the second leg. John Malidadi Junior scored in the first half in a match Eagles squandered some good chances that could have…

Nomads end goal drought

Be Forward Wanderers yesterday ended their three-game winless run with a 1-0 victory over Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe in an Airtel Top 8 quarter-final first leg tie. Prior to this match, the Nomads had also not scored in three games but yesterday they saw off the Malawi Defence Force (MDF)-sponsored side…

Fifa gets tough on clubs

Clubs that fail to pay players for two consecutive months face the risk of  players terminating their contracts as Federation of International Football Associations (Fifa) has amended its regulations to give footballers more freedom. According to a communique Fifa has circulated to its member associations, including the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the amended Regulations…

Eagles coach demands consistency after win

  Blues Eagles coach De Klerk Msakakuona has demanded consistency from his charges after a flawless performance sunk Masters Security 4-0 at Nankhaka ground on Tuesday. Goals from Philip Masiye, Alexander Chigawa and John Malidadi Junior’s brace ensured their second victory in five games. The cops started the campaign with a convincing 4-1 victory over…

Lions back on top

  Red Lions yesterday survived a scare from Kasungu-based rookies’ TN Stars’ who came from behind to hold them 2-2 at Mangochi Stadium in a TNM Super League match. But despite collecting a point, the Zomba-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF)-sponsored outfit is back at the summit of the 16-team league with eight points from four…