No pressure

  Football Association  of Malawi (FAM) says it has set no target for the Flames at the Cosafa Cup tournament which rolls into life this afternoon in Durban, South Africa. This is a departure from previous editions when FAM set reaching the last four as the minimum target. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday said: “Without…

Bob back at Nomads, Madeira resigns

  Be Forward Wanderers have reinstated Bob Mpinganjira as head coach and have also taken on board Civil Sporting Club assistant coach Oscar Kaunda as his deputy on a two-year deal. Meanwhile, team manager Steve Madeira has resigned following pressure from a section of  the team’s supporters and players. Bob’s reinstatement comes weeks after the…

Polls affect Flames camp

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says today’s tripartite elections will affect Flames’ training ahead of the Cosafa Cup scheduled for May 25 to June 8 in Durban, South Africa. The association’s general secretary Alfred Gunda yesterday said the team does not have enough time for preparations and there are some players who registered outside…

Pros to join Flames in South Africa

  Flames team manager James Sangala says all the five foreign-based players called up for the upcoming Cosafa Cup will join the squad in South Africa. The quintet is South Africa-based Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango and Gerald Phiri Jnr; John ‘CJ’ Banda, Chawanangwa Kaonga and Richard Mbulu, who ply their trade in Mozambique. “All the five…

Mzava excused from Cosafa Cup

    Flames captain Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava has excused himself from the upcoming Cosafa Cup due to an injury. Team manager James Sangala was responding to a question on why the Flames on-field leader is not among the foreign-based players called up for the regional showpiece, which will run from May 26 to July 8…

Suffering in silence

National netball team players alongside their women and men’s football counterparts are demanding a review of their game bonuses and allowances that have stagnated for over a decade. Malawi Queens say their perks do not tally with the ever-increasing cost of living and they want enhanced packages ahead of the 2019 Netball World Cup in…

Mzava done with Arrows

Flames captain Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava says he will not extend his contract with South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Lomontiville Golden Arrows. Mzava, whose contract expires at the end of the month, Friday said he is set to part ways with the Durban-based outfit, ending a three-year romance. Ironically, contracts for his two compatriots…

FAM says it can’t wait longer on coach

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it cannot afford to wait any longer for feedback from government on the recruitment of the next national football team coach. In an interview yesterday, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said they will go ahead to advertise the post in both local and international media because they face a…

Bashir to compete with Semenya for top award

  Revered top female boxer Anisha Bashir will compete with celebrated South African athlete Caster Semenya and Zimbabwean Wilfred Mashaya (martial arts) for the Sports Personality of the Year in the 2019 Regional Annual Sports Awards (Rasa). She has also been nominated for the Sportswoman of the Year in the Southern Africa regional sports awards…

Return call

  There was no hint of nervousness as he spoke, no hint of doubt and, absolutely no hint of fear. Instead, Be Forward Wanderers caretaker coach Albert ‘Kika’ Mpinganjira was a symbol of buoyance and calmness yesterday as he looked forward to his first task against Silver Strikers this afternoon in the Airtel Top 8…

Mukiwa wins Britam Golf

  Gymkhana Club golf captain Charles Mukiwa sparkled on home course on Saturday when he won the Britam Insurance Company Limited Golf Tournament in Zomba. With a score of 41 points, Mukiwa saw off his strongest contender Lester Tandwe by three points while Brigadier General Chikunkha Soko finished third. Keeping the ball on the fairway…

U-23 to feature at Cosafa tourney

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says the Under-23 national team will feature at the 2019 Cosafa Cup slated for May 25 to June 8 in Durban, South Africa. The development comes in the wake of the Flames elimination from the 2020 Championship of African Nations (Chan) by e-Swatini’s Sihlangu on away goal rule after settling…

Gerald going nowhere—Tigers

Mighty Tigers technical director Robin Alufandika says Be Forward Wanderers are fighting a losing battle by making advances on Kau-Kau Boys’ coach Gerald Phiri. Speaking on the issue for the first time yesterday, Alufandika, who is also Tigers’ co-owner, said: “The issue has been brought to my attention by both Gerald and some officials from…

‘It’s time to go’

After serving the Malawi National Council of Sports for three decades, George Jana has parted ways with the local sports governing body. And just like the book of Ecclesiastes 3 verse one, he could not have put it any better: “There is time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Jana,…

Nomads fire coaches

Be Forward Wanderers have fired coach Bob Mpinganjira, his assistant Allan Kamanga and technical director Yasin Osman following pressure from some fans in the wake of  two successive home defeats. Team manager Stevie Madeira and goalkeeper trainer Vales Kamzere have survived the chop in the shakeup. The Nomads’ reserve team coach Albert Mpinganjira, younger brother…

Queens camping next month

Malawi Queens will start their preparations for the 2019 Netball World Cup next month, weeks before the global showpiece slated for Liverpool, England. This is contained in a preparatory programme Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) submitted to the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development through Malawi National Council of Sports. The ministry’s director…

Shake-up looms at Wanderers

Push comes to shove. Be Forward Wanderers are set to name a new technical panel today following  pressure from the team’s followers in the wake of two successive home defeats. The Nomads were left searching their soul following their 1-3 TNM Super League loss to Blue Eagles on Sunday which came barely a week after…