Mzava hopes to be fit for MTN8 final

Injured Flames captain Limbikani Mzava is optimistic that he will be fit to feature for his South African Premier Soccer League club Highlands Park’s MTN8 final match. The 26-year-old lanky defender awaits a scan on his groin injury this week to determine whether he is fit to bounce back into action. Mzava’s team on Tuesday…

Nomads exco, fans in blame game

Be Forward Wanderers main supporters committee says the club’s followers are reluctant to support the Nomads’ fundraising initiatives due to the recent controversy surrounding the TNM plc airtime dealership. This comes after the club’s chairperson Gift Mkandawire partly blamed the supporters of not supporting the team’s initiatives such as Noma Yathu SMS campaign and the…

Tabitha gets closer to retaining golden boot

Within touching distance. Malawian women’s football icon Tabitha Chawinga on Sunday scored a brace to further boost her chances of retaining the Chinese Superleague Golden Boot Award. She scored the fourth and sixth goals as her team Jiangsu Suning clobbered Dalian 7-0. Tabitha has now taken her tally to 13 with one game remaining while…

I was nervous before taking penalty—Gerald

Flames dead ball specialist Gerald Phiri Jnr has revealed feeling jittery as he took the penalty against Botswana’s Zebras on Tuesday in a 2022 World Cup preliminary round second leg qualifier. Phiri stepped up to convert the spot-kick, awarded after a Botswana defender had fouled a dangerously advancing Richard Mbulu in the 83rd minute. The…

Phiri revels in international title

Professional boxer Hannock Mbulu Phiri says his World Professional Boxing Association (WPBA) international lightweight triumph is sheer testimony that local boxers have the potential to compete on the global stage. The 21-year-old, popularly known as the ‘Hardknocker’, defied the odds to beat Zambian Hillary Kataya on a unanimous points decision in their 12-round bout at…

Absolute luxury

It doesn’t get any sweeter than this. Malawian women’s football star Tabitha Chawinga has inspired her Chinese Superleague outfit Jiangsu Suning to the 2019 league title with two games to spare. This follows their 5-0 victory over Guangdong on Wednesday, which took their tally to 33 points, 10 above second-placed Shanghai who were held to…

Tabitha takes her tally to 10 goals

China-based women’s football icon Tabitha Chawinga at the weekend took her tally to 10 goals in the Chinese Women Super league. Chawinga scored a brace at the weekend as her team Jiangsu Suning thrashed Changchun 5-1. She leads the scorers’ chart, but the one breathing down her neck is two goals short. Jiangsu Suning now…

I am a Wanderers fan, says Mtambo

Human rights activist Timothy Mtambo says he is a fan of Be Forward Wanderers. The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson said, therefore, his move to lobby parliamentarians to block funding towards the construction of stadia for the Nomads and Bullets, does not mean he has ill intentions. “I follow football. Actually, I am a…

Float or sink

I am not good at promising knowing what football is but we are well-prepared for the match, knowing how important this game is to our campaign,” said Flames coach Meke Mwase ahead of this afternoon’s swim-or-sink 2022 World Cup qualifier against Botswana at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. There was no hint of nerves as he…

Word of honour

President Peter Mutharika yesterday gave his word to domestic football powerhouses—Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers—that the stadia projects which he promised them, will be included in the forthcoming  2019-20 National Budget. The President made the assurance when he had an audience with the two teams at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre. Spotting a sky-blue…

Blantyre Rotary Club inducts two

The Rotary Club of Blantyre on Thursday inducted two new members—Dango Mkandawire and Allan Nasoro—to its fold at Casa Mia Restaurant and Lodge in Blantyre. Immediate-past president of the club Chris Chirwa presided over the induction of the new rotarians. Said Chirwa: “You have been chosen for membership in the Rotary Club of Blantyre because…

Race against time

Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) has given FAM this Friday as deadline to submit a guarantee from government on hosting the Under-17 tournament slated for next month in Blantyre. Cosafa deputy chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said failure to do so will result in the issue being referred to Cosafa disciplinary body and…

Mulwafu, Karonga and Luhanga shine in Minet Golf

Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) golf captain Keta Mulwafu ended his 10-month title drought by winning the clients’ category of the Minet Malawi Insurance Brokers Limited Invitational Golf Tournament on Saturday. Although Willet Karonga was the overall winner, by design, the tournament’s sponsor chose to prioritise their clients’ category in a tournament which attracted a field…

RVG lands new job in Belgium

Former national football team coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has been hired as technical and sporting director for his native Belgian second-tier First Division B League side Lommel SK. The ex-Flames mentor, whose contract was not renewed by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) following its expiry, was quoted by www.tvl.be that he was excited…

Gendaball launch awaits structures

The Gendaball Steering Committee says the launch of the sport awaits setting up of structures at regional level. The sport’s coordinator for the South Halmilton Kadyeremwana was responding to a question on the progress of the relatively new sport. “We are slowly making progress, but we have not yet reached the level that we can…