Commissioner General (CG) of the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), I would ensure fairness in the way the public tax collector pounces on those alleged to be evading duty regardless of their political affiliation. If I were bwana Malata, I would always strive to safeguard my organisation from political interference. If I were the chief…

SA club can’t ‘afford’ to keep Ng’ambi

South African club Platinum Stars says it cannot afford to keep a number of its top players, including Malawian midfielder Robert Ng’ambi, following its relegation from the Premier Soccer League (PSL). A South African online publication www.kickoff.com reported at the weekend that a number of players are expected to leave Platinum Stars following their relegation…

We didn’t have luck—Nomads

  Be Forward Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr and chairperson Gift Mkandawire say they did not have an ounce of luck when they were booted out of the Airtel Top 8 by their age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday. The People’s Team maintained their bragging rights over the Nomads in the latest episode of…

FAM taken to task

  Domestic football powerhouses Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday night took Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to task over  production of different revenue sheets for the Airtel Top 8 semi-final match at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. At first, a sheet indicating K39.3 million was produced by the football governing body,…

Nomads plead with Chande

Desperate to end their scoring woes, Be Forward Wanderers on Monday approached their wayward forward Jaffalie Chande and pleaded with him to reconsider his decision and return to the club. The Nomads, who face Nyasa Big Bullets in the Airtel Top 8 semi-finals this Saturday, sent a delegation led by team manager Stevie Madeira to…

Experience gives me an edge —Chilemba

  Revered South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba believes the odds are stacked in his favour ahead of his World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight title bout against Dmitry Bivol. Chilemba (25-5-2, 10 KOs) will square up against the Russian world champion (13-0, 11 KOs) in Atlantic City, United States on August 4.…

Nomads panic

  Be Forward Wanderers say they are panicking in the wake of continued poor showing culminating in their 1-0 TNM Super League loss to Red Lions on Sunday in Mangochi. The TNM Super League champions lie on an unenviable 12th place in the 16-team league, just two places shy of the relegation zone. The Lali…

Brothers’ show

  They meshed potently in terrorising defences in the 1990s and now the Mpinganjira brothers—Bob and Albert—have teamed up again as coaches at Be Forward Wanderers. The Nomads have promoted Bob to head coach, replacing seasoned tactician Yasin Osman who has been elevated to the technical director’s role which fell vacant following the death of…

RVG shuns Super League leading scorers

Malawi national football team coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) squad selection has come under criticism after he sidelined five TNM Super League leading scorers from the side that suffered early elimination from the 2018 Cosafa Challenge Cup a fortnight ago. Malawi performed poorly, in attacking sense, as they scored a single goal—albeit from a defender…

Veep takes part in Be More Race

Vice-President Saulos Chilima takes a break from pondering his next move on the political front and gets a timely respite this morning when he takes part in the second edition of the Standard Bank Be More Race in Lilongwe. After his name rolled off the tongues of many all week, his focus switches from the…

Silver offer Mgangira two-year deal

  Silver Strikers have offered their legend Peter ‘Shoes’ Mgangira a two-year deal as a second assistant coach. The Bankers general secretary (GS) Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda said Mgangira has been offered a permanent role after impressing during his temporary stint. “Initially he was engaged to fill the void created by [first] assistant coach Lovemore Fazili’s…

If I were Peter Mutharika

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would not scare my political opponents and critics by warning them that I am ready to invoke the law against insulting me, flags and emblems because I am not a saint when it comes to badmouthing my critics. If I were my President, I would not take advantage…

FAM clarifies RVG contract

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has said results are key in Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden’s contract. Nyamilandu was reacting to the coach’s claims that results are not a key priority but team building and creating a unique style of play for the long term. “Performance of the national team is…

Kamuzu stadium capacity trimmed

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says Kamuzu Stadium capacity will be trimmed further to 14 600 from 22 000 following a recommendation from the world football governing body Fifa. FAM acting competitions manager Casper Jangale said this follows an inspection that was carried out by Fifa’s security experts in September last year. “Technically, as…

Airtel Top 8 semis in LL

Both Airtel Top 8 semi-final matches will be played in Lilongwe, according to a fixture released by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM). Silver Strikers will host Blue Eagles in the first semi-final slated for June 9 at Civo Stadium while the second one, featuring age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers is…