Silver wait for Portuguese club on Khuda deal

Silver Strikers have said they will only release their marksman Khuda Muyaba to join an unnamed Portuguese club when it honours the agreed $10 000 (about (K7.4 million) transfer fee. The Central Bankers acting general secretary Innocent Kadam’manja was clarifying on the player’s status after being linked with a move to Morocco and Mozambique. “The…

Gaba under spotlight as Pirates face Sundowns

Malawian striker Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango has an opportunity to increase his goal tally as his club Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns clash in a South African Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) match tonight. Mhango, who has so far scored 10 league goals, is the joint-leading scorer with Amazulu’s Bongi Ntuli. In an interview on Monday,…

Malawian teen charms Liverpool

Media spotlight has descended on Leeds United’s Malawian youngster Henri Kumwenda, whose exploits have attracted English Premier League giants Liverpool. According to a number of publications, including www.football insider.com, www.lfc.net, footballleagueworld.co.uk and www.rousingthekop.com, the unbeaten Premier League leaders and current Uefa Champions League holders have set their sights on the blossoming 18-year-old attacker. The reports…

‘Nomads have  Lost direction’

Former Be Forward Wanderers chairperson Humphrey Mvula says the Nomads have lost direction and need to conduct some soul-searching before they go to the polls. Mvula, who held various positions at Wanderers between 1978 and 2006, said this in the wake of a revelation by main supporters committee chairperson Melvin Nkunika that their head-hunt for…

Gaba on fire

Boom! Just like that, it was done and delivered. Malawian Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango kept up his rich vein of form in the South African top-flight football league when he scored his first hat-trick for Orlando Pirates in their 4-1 victory over Polokwane City on Tuesday night in Polokwane. The 27-year-old striker has now scored six…

Pasuwa keen to stay at Bullets

Nyasa Big Bullets head coach Callisto Pasuwa says he is keen to extend his stay at the club, but said it will depend on the outcome of their negotiations. The Zimbabwean mentor’s contract expired last month after guiding the People’s Team to back-to-back TNM Super League titles. Pasuwa, who is currently on holiday in his…

Nomads sell Madinga at K11m

Be Forward Wanderers have sold their blossoming midfielder Fransisco Madinga to Georgian top-flight league side FC Dila Gori at $15 000 (about K11.2 million). Confirming the transfer fee in an interview on Tuesday, the Nomads chairperson Gift Mkandawire said: “Of course, it is not much, but we are advancing the player’s interests. We cannot block…

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general, I would investigate claims by the party’s councillor for Mlomba Ward in Machinga Alexander Cosmas that he has resigned because of the threats he was getting from within the DPP for being part of the councillors pushing for an increase in their honoraria. If I were dada Jeffrey, I…

Sulom  taking us for  a ride—refs

National Football Referees Association (NRFA) has accused Sulom of underestimating the role of referees by failing to pay in full their dues for last season . NRFA general secretary (GS) Chris Kalichelo said this after the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) issue a K3 million payment out of the outstanding K8.1 million, leaving the flagship…

Kamwendo targets 10 foreign-based  players for testimonial match

Legendary midfielder Joseph Kamwendo is targeting 10 foreign-based players, including Flames duo Limbikani Mzava and Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango for his testimonial match slated for February 29 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Kamwendo said they also include South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legends Sibusiso Zuma, Teko Modise, Joseph Makhanya, Lebohang Mokoena, Lucky Lekgwathi and…

Pasuwa taking his time on contract talks

Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa’s manager Gibson Mahachi has said they are yet to engage Bullets on the prospects of extending his client’s contract. Mahachi was quoted by The Herald of Zimbabwe that the Zimbabwean coachneeds some rest after a tough and gruelling season that saw the People’s Team defend the TNM Super League…

FAM, others set 2020 targets

FAM says qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is among its top targets this year. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said this when he was asked about the association’s targets in the new year. “It will not be easy, it will take a lot of effort and hardwork, but…

Temwa joins sister Tabitha in Chinese top League

In sister’s footsteps. That’s the story ofTemwa Chawinga who has made a big leap by landing an outright deal with Chinese women’s top-flight football league outfit Wuhan from Swedish second-tier league side Kvarnsvedens IK. The 21-year-old prolific forward joins her elder sister Tabitha who turns out for Juangsu Suning in China. Temwa yesterday said she…

Trio set for Kenyan Safari Tour

Three local professional golfers—Paul Chidale, Simon Moses and Partridge Shycal—are set to take part in the Kenyan Safari Tour slated for Thika Greens Golf Club Resort in Nairobi. According to Shycal, who is also president of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Malawi, the trio is scheduled to fly out to the Kenyan capital today. He…

Mixed fortunes for sports codes

Sports associations have described 2019 as a year of mixed fortunes although positives slightly outweighed the challenges. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu cited the Flames’ return to winning ways at the Cosafa Cup after a two-year winless streak as notable stride. “It was a turnaround in the Flames performance as it also…

Sponsor rejects Nomads’ request

Be Forward Limited, sponsors of Be Forward Wanderers FC, have turned down the team’s request to review the sponsorship in the wake of the Nomads’ financial struggles. Wanderers’ current three-year sponsorship deal with the Japanese second hand motor vehicle dealer is pegged at $200 000 (about K150 million). The Lali Lubani Road outfit is also…

Afcon finals could  revert to January

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad says the dates for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) could revert to the old calendar due to unfavourable June and July climatic conditions in Cameroon, the hosts the tournament. The Flames are taking part in the tournament and are in Group B alongside, Burkina Faso’s Stallions, Uganda’s Cranes and…

No turning back, says Kamwendo

That close control, that cheeky body swerve and, of course, sublime goals will remain embedded in the memory of those that were privileged to have watched him, but Joseph Kamwendo says there will be no turning back on his decision to retire from football. After a distinguished 20-year career which began in 1999 at Mchinji…