Good start!

    Flames on Monday launched their Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup campaign in style after claiming a priceless 2-1 victory over Sudan, arguably the toughest hurdle in Group C of the qualifying stages. Played in Bahir Dar in Ethiopia, the match saw revived striker Chiukepo Msowoya giving the Flames an early lead in the 13th…

Big Bullets dominate Cecafa Cup squad

  TNM Super League champions elect Big Bullets have dominated the Flames Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final squad after contributing six players to the 19-member-team. They are striker Chiukepo Msowoya, midfielder Dalitso Sailesi and defenders Sankhani Mkandawire, Yamikani Fodya, Pilirani Zonda and Miracle Gabeya. Carlsberg Cup champions Be Forward Wanderers are the second highest contributors…

Yabwanya questions Mijiga’s candidacy

  Rejected aspirant Willy Yabwanya Phiri says Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections committee erred by allowing marketer Wilkins Mijiga to contest because he lacks the required football administration experience. This follows his disqualification on Sunday for currently not residing in the country as per FAM statutes. One of the requirements to contest FAM executive…

FAM, Mtawali Differ On Cecafa

  There seems to be a mix-up on the purpose of Malawi’s participation at the 2015 Cecafa Cup edition that will kick off in Ethiopia this weekend. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has challenged Ernest Mtawali to win the trophy while the Flames coach is of the view that the tournament should be used to…

Yabwanya’s claims trashed

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections committee chairperson Judge Dingiswayo Madise has dismissed presidential hopeful Willy Yabwanya Phiri’s allegations that there is a conspiracy behind his disqualification. The committee disqualified the Canada-based nominee on grounds that he is not a resident within FAM’s territory as demanded by article 34.2 of the soccer governing body’s…

Affiliates ignore manifestos

Some Football Association of Malawi (FAM) affiliates have confessed that they nominated presidential candidates based on verbal promises and track records rather than manifestos, which are essential guiding tools. Super League of Malawi (Sulom), which contributes the highest number of delegates to the FAM general assembly (eight), has disclosed that it endorsed presidential hopeful Wilkins…

Tough missions for relegation fighters

  From the start, Super League relegation battlers have never taken time to rest. Theirs has been a story of toil and frustration and it might get worse this afternoon as they face tough hurdles. Rooted two places from bottom, Dedza Young Soccer host Lilongwe giants Blue Eagles who will also clash with another survival…

Mtawali breaks flames camp

  Flames coach Ernest Mtawali on Thursday avoided another club verses country clash by releasing national team players to feature their Super League clubs in this weekend fixtures. With just two days before teams like Mighty Wanderers, Big Bullets, Blue Eagles and Silver Strikers play crucial league games, the coach moved in fast to allow…

Gerald Jnr released for Cecafa

  South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Bidvest Wits has released Malawian winger Gerald Phiri Jnr for Flames participation at this year’s edition of the Cecafa East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia. Confirming the development on Wednesday, Flames team manager Clement Kafwafwa said the youthful attacker will join camp today alongside…

Nice volunteers’ mobility challenges over

Mobility challenges faced by National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust area civic education coordinators (Acecs) and zone coordinators in Mangochi will now be a thing of the past, thanks to a donation of 60 bicycles. Speaking during the handover of the bicycles in Mangochi on Saturday, Nice district civic education officer Turner Banda said…

Thindwa defies Caps order

  Striker Ishmael Thindwa has defied a request from Caps United to travel to Zimbabwe to hold face-to-face discussions over his intention to terminate his contract for “breach of contractual agreements.” In a telephone interview with The Nation on Monday, Caps United director of marketing Alois Bunjira said it does not make sense for Thindwa,…

Players’ medical scheme a pipedream

  Morality discourages rekindling of death memories. But somehow, some deaths are worth constant reminding. They inspire an idea or a cause and Douglas Chirambo’s demise befits such class. An amazing footballer, tender-hearted and a cheerful soul, the Bullets left back fought so hard like a soldier on the frontline of a fierce battle, to…

Relegation battlers Mzuni rope in Kinnah

  Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri has agreed in principle to become technical director for relegation battlers Mzuni as they bid to survive relegation. The development comes barely two weeks after the seasoned mentor rejected a similar offer from his former club Big Bullets on grounds that his contribution would not be meaningful because the…

Clubs angry with referees

  Some Super League teams have condemned referees over what they term as poor officiation, with Silver Strikers assistant coach Lovemore Fazili arguing that some of them cannot even “handle a primary school match”. However, the National Football Referees Committee (NFRC) has hit back by accusing some coaches and players of lacking knowledge on the…

Nomads chalk 2nd round first win

After going four games without a win in the 2015 TNM Super League second round, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over 10-man Mafco in a temperamental encounter at Kamuzu Stadium. For the Nomads, the victory, at an atmospheric Kamuzu Stadium, restored their belief which coach Elia…

FAM GS out of screening process

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) electoral committee chairperson Dingiswayo Madise has dismissed fears that FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda will influence the committee’s nominations screening process. Madise, a judge of the High Court of Malawi, said Nyirenda will not be part of a meeting that will assess the nominated aspirants’ eligibility to contest for positions…

Kinnah rebuffs BB

  Former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri has disclosed that he rejected Big Bullets FC offer of technical adviser because the team was doing well and the season was drawing to a close. After losing 2-1 to Airborne Rangers in the league and crashing out of the Standard Bank Cup recently, the People’s Team hierarchy agreed…

Super League teams face Pres Cup axe

  Super League clubs could be excluded from the Presidential Cup after authorities confirmed that the tournament’s review meeting will discuss on whether or not to maintain their participation. Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) executive secretary George Jana said the review will also come up with a new format for the tournament that has…