Analysts fault affiliates over FAM nominations

Some football analysts have faulted FAM affiliates that have decided against nominating candidates for the football governing body’s December 14 elections. This follows Super League of Malawi (Sulom) decision not to nominate any candidate and, more recently, National Youth Football Association (NYFA) resolution to only nominate its chairperson Chimango Munthali for executive member position. George…

FAM urges fans to buy advance tickets

FAM has urged fans to buy advance entry tickets for tomorrow’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against South Sudan which are cheaper. The Flames host the Bright Stars of South Sudan at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in their opening qualifier. FAM commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola said the advance tickets hit the…

Gods smile at Queens

The Malawi Queens have secured a three-year sponsorship whose launch is set for this afternoon at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre. Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu confirmed the development, but kept a tight lid on the identity of the sponsor and the actual package. “We are delighted to have finally secured sponsors…

Mzava not bitter with exclusion

South Africa-based defender Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava says he is not bitter with his exclusion from the Flames squad to face South Sudan and Uganda in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers. He was responding to a question on whether his exclusion has anything to do with the injury that reduced him to a sideshow…

Chester hopes for US loan extension

US-based midfielder Yamikani Chester is hoping that second-tier league side North Carolina FC will extend his loan deal which has since expired. The Flames midfielder signed a three-year deal with Czech Republic third-tier league side MFK Vyskov in January this year, which in turn, loaned him to the American team for a season. “My loan…

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that it is difficult for opposition political parties and civil society organisations (CSOs) to take my offer of an olive branch seriously considering my inconsistencies. If I were my President that is APM, I would appreciate that this is not the first time I am making…

FAM’s nomination tray empty

FAM affiliates are yet to submit candidates’ nominations for the association’s elections six days after the nominations process were opened. The nomination process was opened on October 30 and will run up to November 30 while the local football governing body’s elective general assembly is slated for December 14 in Mangochi. Football Association of Malawi…

Truce as Walter, Mwenda sign MoU

Commit to control supporters Football Association of Malawi (FAM) aspiring candidates Walter Nyamilandu and James Mwenda have signed a memorandum of understand (MoU) in which they have promised to ensure the association’s upcoming elections are violence free. The two signed the MoU after a meeting on Friday in Blantyre courtesy of Malawi National Council of…

10 foreign players in Super League

The Number of foreign players in the TNM Super League keeps on rising as 10 have been registered this season representing almost a 100 percent increase from last season. According to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) secretariat officer Patrick Chisale, two of the players—TN Stars’ Patrick Sia from Ghana and Burundian Sadio Kapinde of Mlatho…

Walter, Mkandawire taking time on manifestoes

Incumbent FAM president Walter Nyamilandu and immediate past vice-president Moses Mkandawire, who are among the body’s presidential aspirants, say they are in no hurry to launch their manifestoes. The two are the only presidential aspirants yet to launch their blueprints with the nominations set to start today.  Rank outsider Balawala Vingula was the first to…

Khuda overtakes Babatunde

At last. Silver Strikers marksman Khuda Muyaba has lived to his word and overtaken Be Forward Wanderers talisman Babatunde Adepoju in the chase for the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award. Muyaba took his tally to 15 on Saturday when the Central Bankers played out a one-all draw against Mzuni FC at Mzuzu Stadium. Collen…

5 new faces in Flames’ squad

Injuries have forced Flames Meke Mwase to call five complete new faces in preparation for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against South Sudan. The six are Kamuzu Barracks goalkeeper Bonage Lweya, defenders Lusekelo Malema (Karonga United) and Nixon Nyasulu (Nyasa Big Bullets); midfielder Lackson Sangano (Mzuni FC) and striker Foster Bitoni…

Sports Council summons Walter, Mwenda

Malawi National Council of Sports has summoned Football Association of Malawi (FAM) aspiring presidential candidates incumbent president Walter Nyamilandu and his vice, James Mwenda, to a meeting in a bid to ease tension ahead of the polls. Two camps have emerged—one for Nyamilandu, who is seeking a fifth term—and the other for Mwenda, who wants…

Sulom enforces work permit rule on foreigners

Super League of Malawi (Suloom) has enforced the rule on work permit requirement for foreign players. The development led Be Forward Wanderers to fail to feature their Nigerian marksman Babatunde Adepoju and Ghanaian defender Eric Atsiga in their TNM Super League match against Civil Sporting Club at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday. The Nomads…

Golden Boot race hots up

Silver Strikers marksman Khuda Muyaba has caught up with Be Forward Wanderers’ Nigerian talisman Babatunde Adepoju in the chase for the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award. Muyaba took his tally to 14 on Mother’s Day when the Central Bankers ended their lengthy winless run with a 2-0 win over Masters Security FC at Silver…

Fifa orders  Zambian club to  pay Sailesi K95m

Fifa has ordered Zambian Super League outfit Lusaka Dynamos to pay its former Malawian winger Dalitso Sailesi about $128 675 (about K95.2 million) in compensation for breach of contract. The on-and-off Flames midfielder terminated his contract with the Zambian top-flight league side last year after he had gone a couple of months without being paid,…

Yona Malunga faces ban

Flamboyant football fan Yona Malunga faces a ban for defying a Sulom order not to wear FAM elections campaign material during matches. During Saturday’s TNM Super League match between Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets, Malunga wore a T-shirt bearing Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu’s image inscribed ‘Walter ayimanso’, which caused…