Malawi Police at Kanengo in the capital, Lilongwe on Monday arrested Ponombo Banda, 55, for allegedly exhuming a body at Mgoma graveyard. Kanengo Police spokesperson Salome Chibwana on Wednesday said Banda, who comes from Kachimbedza Village, T/A Khombedza in Salima, was arrested at around 7pm at the grave yard. “The man was spotted by women who were passing by the graveyard.…

FAM clears Kadzisonga

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has finally cleared Conduit Soccer Academy (Cosa) striker Chisomo Kadzisonga to play for her former local club, Skippers Senior FC. Kadzisonga signed a two-year contract with the Zimbabwean side Cosa which plays in Zimbabwe National Women Super League. FAM commercial manager Casper Jangale and Skippers team manager Charles Mwenda confirmed…

The newly formed Lady Angels basketball team has joined the Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal). The women’s league, which now has 10 teams, will start in March with a warm-up hoops tournament. Other teams in the league are defending champions Lady Dynamites, Capital Clippers, Lady Bayonets, Lady Buccs, Lady Bunda Ollivettes, NRC Cheaters, Lady ABC…

CR women refs call it quits

Twenty women referees in the Central Region have resigned. According to findings by The Nation, out of 23 women recruited between 2010 and 2011, only Martha Nyirenda, Charity Ndozi Mlumbe and Aggie Chamaere are active. While confirming the development, both Central Region Referees Committee (CRRC) general secretary Oscar Kossam and Fifa referees instructor Ella Banda described it…

Blue Bullets shine in Special Olympics match

Blue Bullets on Saturday emerged winners of Special Olympics Malawi Unified Invitational football match at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Former Mighty Wanderers striker Muzipasi Mwangonde, who came in as a substitute in the second half, scored the winning goal with three minutes to full time to separate men from boys as the teams were tied…

Cezobal junior leagues start today

The 2014 Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) season starts today at Africa Bible College (ABC) Gymnasium in Lilongwe with junior league games in both Under-18 boys and girls categories. ABC will today be the centre of attraction for basketball fans as the league has lined up 17 games [12 for boys and five for girls]…

Black Eagles end 2013 season today with an away fixture in the K6 million Chipiku Lilongwe and Districts Football League (LDFL) Premier Division. The Eagles, who are in relegation zone, face fifth-placed Kasungu Police (65 points) at Kasungu Community Centre ground. Eagles need a point to escape relegation. They are on position 18 with 42…

Mapa holds regional elections in March

Malawi Pool Association (Mapa) will hold elections in all the four regions on March 1, according to general secretary Saulos Thindwa. The elections were postponed last September due to Malawi’s hosting of the All Africa Pool Association Championships. “We postponed our regional elections last year to concentrate on preparations of the All Africa Pool Association…

Kasenda, Chiyembekeza tie in Golden Boot race

Skippers Senior FC striker Linda Kasenda is sharing the top spot with Fazira Chiyembekeza in the K1 million Peter Mutharika Central Region Women Football League Golden Boot race. Both players have scored six goals each from their opening games. Kasenda, who also plays in the national team, scored the goals when she inspired Skippers to…

Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) on Sunday dominated the All-Star Tournament at Africa Bible College Gymnasium in Lilongwe. The hosts won the trophy after playing second fiddle to South in the past years. Cezobal beat Northern Zone Basketball League (Nozobal) 89-56 in their first game to set the campaign. They finally stunned defending champions Southern Zone Basketball…

Malawian referee shines in SA

A Malawian referee Joseph Sanama based in Cape Town, South Africa is shining in that country’s football. Sanama, who hails from Kankande Village, T/A Kachindamoto in Dedza was on December 20 awarded the 2013 Club Referee of the Year at Nico Malan Hall in Cape Town. The annual award is given by Cape Town All Stars Football…

Support Battalion finish second

Support Battalion on Saturday finished as runners-up in the K6 million (about $15 000) Chipiku Lilongwe and Districts Football League Premiership despite stuttering in their last game. The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side played to a goalless draw against Chriz Allan at Mponela ground. Support have finished on 76 points, six behind the champions Airborne…

The Lilongwe and Districts Football League (LDFL) has written the Nation Referees Committee (NRC) expressing concern over biased officiation in the 2013-2014 season which ends on February 2, The Nation has learnt. The letter, dated January 22, headline ‘Poor Officiation’ and copied to Football Association of Malawi is co-signed by the league’s chairperson Dini Josaya…

The K1 million Professor Arthur Mutharika Women Football League starts in the Central Region tomorrow without defending champions DD Sunshine. Central Region Women Football League (CRWFL) general secretary Faggie Kazingatchire said DD Sunshine have not registered for the season. “We reminded them several times to register, but they did not come. We had no choice…

Airborne Rangers earn Super League Promotion

Airborne Rangers on Saturday earned Super League promotion after they bagged maximum points on in the K6 million Chipiku Lilongwe and Districts Football League (LDFL) Premier Division game. The soldiers edged 10-man Black Eagles 1-0 before a huge patronage at Lilongwe Technical College ground. Among the patronage were coaches from Super League teams such as…

Standard Bank Group targets mobile money

The Standard Bank Group says growing mobile banking business is a key part of its strategy for supporting profitability and market leadership in Malawi. The bank’s group Joint chief executive Ben Kruger said Friday after a two-day visit of the Malawi operation, that the future face of money transactions in Africa is looking increasingly mobile…

  Support Battalion have dislodged Kasungu Police at the summit of the K6 million (about $15 000) Chipiku Lilongwe and Districts Football League Premier Division. The soldiers made use of home-ground advantage to overtake the cops on goal difference. On Saturday, Support Battalion beat Hard Knockers 1-0 through an Edward Chitsulo [not the journalist] first-half…