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,…

Players association raises membership fee

Football Players Association of Malawi (Fpam) has resolved to adjust its annual membership fee from K5 000 to K150 000 this year, representing nearly a 3 000 percent hike. The association was formed in 2017 to look after the welfare of footballers amid an outcry that players live miserably after retirement. Justifying the fee hike,…

‘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…

Flames budget hits K2 billion

Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) annual budget for national team engagements this year is pegged at K2 billion with the body admitting it faces a daunting task to mobilise the funds. The budget is contained in a report FAM presented on Wednesday to the Parliamentary Committee on Social and Community Welfare in Lilongwe after being…

No mercy

The Parliamentary Committee on Social and Community Welfare has asked Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to consider sacking Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) for failing to steer the Malawi national team to success. The committee, which oversees sports and social affairs, said this when winding up a hearing aimed at investigating the Flames poor…

Sulom fails to fulfill promises

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) outgoing executive committee has failed to implement 75 percent of the promises made in its election manifesto four years ago, Nation on Sunday understands. The poor success rate which stands at 25 percent has sparked sentiments of dissatisfaction among the clubs which feel the league running body would have left…

Bakhresa sponsorship  uncertain

TNM Super League side Azam Tigers FC are facing uncertain future with their sponsors Bakhresa Malawi Limited, claiming that they were only offered K1 million out of  K8 million for last  season. In an interview on Thursday, Tigers chairperson Sydney Chikoti said the situation has put them in an awkward position and are intending to…

Players go several months without pay

Six Super League clubs have gone months without paying players their salaries and allowances pushing some to struggle in their livelihood, Weekend Nation has learnt. Dwangwa United and Nchalo United are the worst culprits having not paid the players’ salaries for over six months; Masters Security reportedly owe players four months’ salaries while TN Stars…

Govt misses  Bingu Stadium  outsourcing deadline

Government has missed the deadline to outsource the management of Bingu National Stadium  (BNS) to maximise the facility’s revenue generation potential. According to director of sports in the Ministry of Labour, Youths, Sports and Manpower Development Jameson Ndalama, they had targeted to complete the process by December last year. Government plans to find a firm…

Contracts crisis hits Civil

Super League outfit Civil Sporting Club risks losing six key players for nothing, having not renewed their contracts six months before the expiry of their prevailing agreements, The Nation has established. The players, whose contracts expire this June, are midfielders Blessings Tembo and Patrick Thupi, forward Fletcher Bandawe, goalkeeper Tione Tembo, left-back Willard Dickson and…

SA club courts Flames star Chikoti

Malawi national football team midfielder Chikoti Chirwa has been offered two-week trials at South Africa Premier Soccer League struggling outfit Chippa United. According to a letter dated January 7  2019, which the club has sent to the player, the trials are expected to start next week. “We officially grant Mr. Chikoti Chirwa authority to come…