KIS deal collapses

  Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) has withdrawn from Kamuzu Institute of Sports (KIS) lease deal following opposition from athletes and the community surrounding the facility. The withdrawal, confirmed by Luanar, ends Ministry of Sports and Culture’s hopes of raising funds from the deal for the facility’s maintenance. The ministry agreed to…

Pundits differ on walter’s victory

  Soccer pundits have differed on the reasons behind Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu’s landslide victory in Mangochi last weekend. Nyamilandu’s critics claim that his re-election successes are not a result of his sound policies and achievements, but porous electoral laws and his unfair campaign tactics. However, other commentators say Nyamilandu, who…

Wanderers to axe six players

  Be Forward Wanderers are set to drop six players as they seek to cut the wage bill and improve the team’s performance following a disappointing season. Confirming the development on Wednesday, Nomads’ technical director (TD) Jack Chamangwana said the current squad of 31 players is difficult to manage. “This big squad is a burden…

FAM elections aftermath

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Election Appeals Committee chairperson Justice Lovemore Chikopa and member Patrice Nkhono have resigned citing the association’s “failure to heed their ruling to postpone Saturday’s controversial elections” as the reason. The Appeals Committee’s ruling followed complaints from presidential hopefuls Wilkins Mijiga, Willy Yabwanya Phiri and vice-presidency aspirant Tiya Somba Banda…

Blame game on  medical scheme

  Blame game has ensured between stakeholders on who is responsible for the delay in rolling out Super League players’ medical scheme. Medical Aid Society of Malawi (Masm) has faulted Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for failing to fund players’ medical cover, a development which has derailed the scheme’s implementation. Masm chief executive officer Sydney…

Epac owner U-turns on sponsorship

  Super League relegation battlers Epac United financier Dini Josaya Banda has vowed to continue sponsoring the club even if it drops into the Central Region Football Association (CRFA) Premier League on Saturday. Josaya recently threatened to withdraw sponsorship after fellow Super League teams were continuously poaching players from the club, a development he said…

Ndi Walter, Mijiga  Kapena Yabwanya?

  Atatsatsa mfundo zawo masiku apitawa, omwe akulimbirana maudindo kubungwe loyendetsa masewero a mpira wa miyendo la Football Association of Malawi (FAM) akhala akukumana maso ndi maso pazisankho zomwe zikuchitika lero. Nthumwi zokwana 36 zochokera kunthambi za FAM ndi zomwe zitaponye voti pamsonkhano waukulu womwe ukuchitikira m’boma la Mangochi. Omwe akupikisana paudindo wa pulezidenti ndi…

Super League relegation battlers seek redemption

  Relegation battlers Dedza Young Soccer Saints and Airborne Rangers will be hoping to resurrect their TNM Super League survival bid this afternoon when they face Kamuzu Barracks and Azam Tigers respectively. Recently Dedza were being backed for survival after they held Bullets to a one-all, shocked Blue Eagles 1-0 and beat United. However, their…

Thindwa deal in fresh controversy

  Ishmael Thindwa’s request to terminate his contract at Caps United has hit a snag. His former club Epac United has warned the Zimbabwe outfit against making any decision on the future of the striker until it pays the K1 million ($1,670) transfer fee balance. Epac owner Dini Josaya Banda’s remarks come a month after…

Affiliates stick to their nominees

  Despite Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential candidates launching their manifestos and selling their ideas at a debate recently, affiliates have maintained support for the aspirants they endorsed during the nomination process last month. At the elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mangochi this Saturday, incumbent FAM president Walter Nyamilandu will face Wilkins Mijiga…

Blue Eagles target K7m windfall

  A fter missing out on winning the Super League title, Blue Eagles who face Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium this afternoon, have set their sights set on finishing the season as runners-up. If the now fourth-placed Malawi Police Service (MPS) sponsored outfit scoops that position, it will pocket K7 million ($11,175) as prize money,…

Mtawali shelves rebuilding drive

  Flames coach Ernest Mtawali will recall some experienced foreign-based players for the coming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying Group L double-header against Guinea in March next year. This may mean that Mtawali has technically suspended his national team rebuilding exercise. After taking over from Young Chimodzi mid this year, Mtawali’s squads have…

Mtawali’s six-month reign under microscope

  Coach Ernest Mtawali has achieved 50 percent victories in games played during his six-month reign, but statistics show he has been struggling in crucial matches even against lowly ranked teams. Mtawali has been in charge of eight matches; winning four, losing three and drawing once. However, despite improving the winning-rate, the coach has failed…

Tigers panic over relegation fears

  Azam Tigers fear they could find themselves in a tricky relegation fight after a 10-match winless run stagnated what promised to be a successful season for the Blantyre-based outfit. A 0-1 loss to Moyale Barracks on Sunday meant Tigers have only collected four points from a possible 30. Though they are on position eight…

Mafco settle Sulom fines

  Mafco has paid K300 000 ($502.78) to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) as part of the K650 000 ($1,089.36) fine imposed on them for disrupting a match against Be Forward Wanderers early last month. Confirming the payment, Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said the Army side will pay the balance tomorrow, a day before…

FAM bitter with Flames Cecafa flop

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has expressed disappointment with Flames failure to progress to the semi-finals of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after losing to Uganda 2-0 in Ethiopia on Monday. However, FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda has offered full backing to coach Ernest Mtawali insisting that his technical panel is capable of improving…

Changa wins NBM golf

  Jimmy Changa was crowned National Bank of Malawi (NBM) golf champion after beating a field of 52 golfers at Mulanje Golf Club (MGC) on Sunday. After 18 holes, the experienced golfer, who received a microwave and a trophy, netted 40 points, recording 20 on both back and front. Playing off handicap 14, Changa had…

Flames kicked out

  Flames, on third attempt, failed to progress to the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup semi-finals after poor creativity in midfield, a subdued striking force and porous defending saw them go down 2-0 to Uganda’s Cranes yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Malawi gave the nation hope of success after beating Sudan and Djibouti to reach the…

Shariff, Hara win Sunbird Golf

  Bashir Shariff marked 30 years of life on the golf course by bagging eight pars and 10 boggies to win the revived Sunbird Championship at Gymkhana Club in Zomba on Saturday. On a relatively hot day, the veteran recorded 41 points, 20 on front and 21 on back to beat a field of 50…

Flames humbled

Flames unbeaten run at the Cecafa Challenge Cup ended miserably on Friday after losing 2-0 to lowly ranked South Sudan in a match where victory could have guaranteed them group C top finish and an easy quarter-final fixture. Ethiopia’s area of Bahir Dar, where Malawi had proudly built a victorious reputation after beating Sudan 2-1…