Window of opportunity

Desperate for a breakthrough in securing deals for local players overseas, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has partnered a renowned global sports management company, Rainbow Sports Investments (RSI). Among others, RSI manages 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ (Afcon) player of the tournament—Cameroonian Christian Mougang Bassogog—who now plays in the Chinese top-flight league and recently facilitated…

Council, Kwimbira cheer patients at Zomba Hospital

The Malawi National Council of Sports and reigning sports personality of the year Bernadettar Kwimbira-Nzika on Saturday cheered patients at Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH) where they donated hampers worth K1 million. Sports Council and the celebrated female Fifa assistant referee each contributed K500 000 towards the cause. Kwimbira-Nzika, whose reign ends in March, said she…

Nomads say Kanyenda in UK on holiday

Be Forward Wanderers insist that their veteran forward Esau ‘Black Mamba’ Kanyenda has travelled to the United Kingdom on holiday and they expect him to return to Lali Lubani Road. Nomads team manager Stevie Madeira was reacting to reports that the battle-hardened forward has called it time on his lengthy and distinguished playing career spanning…

Under-23 to camp in Belgium

The Malawi Under-23 national football team is set to camp in Belgium for two weeks next month in preparation for their next Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Zambia in March. The camping is being facilitated by Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) who is also a Belgian. Confirming the development in an…

Nomads,  BB in bid to  defuse tension

Be Forward Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire has appealed to the Nomads family not to take a hardline on Nyasa Big Bullets following the storm which erupted after they signed defender Precious Sambani.  Soon after Sambani’s move, Nomads general secretary Mike Butao declared that they would no longer be involved in any working relationship with the…

We couldn’t afford Babatunde—BB

Nyasa Big Bullets say they gave up on the chase to sign Nigerian forward Babatunde Adeboye because they could not afford his demands. The People’s Team was the first to publicly declare interest in the former Masters Security FC striker before their arch-rivals Be Forward Wanderers, who have since signed him on a three-year deal,…

Tabitha takes over DD Sunshine

China-based women football star Tabitha Chawinga has taken over the sponsorship of DD Sunshine FC, an outfit which provided her the platform to scale lofty heights. Chawinga, currently rated as one of the top 10 players on the continent by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is spending over K7 million annually on the club’s…

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that setting a reconciliatory tone in my New Year’s Day address was sweet to the ear and, for that, yours truly pledges to buy you Château Cheval Blanc which is the most expensive wine on the market. If I were APM, I would realise that my…

No love lost

Still reeling from the pain of losing the services of left-back Precious Sambani to their bitter rivals Nyasa Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers have declared that they will no longer be involved in any working relationship with the People’s Team. However, Bullets have described the move as unfortunate, insisting that they cherish the good working…

Kamwendo lands deal with SA first div side

Be Forward Wanderers veteran midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has reportedly clinched a deal with South African National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila. According to www.kickoff.com, it only took one training session for the 32-year-old former Nomads and Flames midfielder to impress the Limpopo-based side. Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila official Livhuwani Madzuhe is quoted as saying…

Pressure mounts on Wanderers

Push comes to shove. Pressure is piling up at Be Forward Wanderers where about 12 players’ contracts have either expired or are due  to expire before the start of the 2019 season. The development means the club’s players are prone to poaching by other teams, desperate to beef up their squads ahead of the 2019…

Golf officials learn from Kenya’s Safari Tour

A group of Malawian golf officials is in Kenya to learn from their counterparts on organisation of professional tournaments, junior golf development and course management. The eight-member delegation, which is being led by Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) president Hudson Kantwanje, also includes his Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Malawi counterpart Patridge Shycal and Malawi National Council…

Nomads lose precious asset

Sambani signs three-year contract with Bullets Caught off-guard. Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday pulled a fast one on their age-old rivals Be Forward Wanderers by signing blossoming defender Precious Sambani on a three-year deal. However, the Nomads have vowed to contest the deal, arguing that according to the agreement they had with the player’s parent club…

Sulom hits target

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has hit its half a billion kwacha target in gate revenue for the just-ended season which is an all-time record. The top-flight league’s treasurer Tiya Somba Banda yesterday said they made K531 937 495 in the 2018 season, about K47 million more than the previous season’s gross. From the gross,…

Clubs embrace player medical cover

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) says it is happy that most flagship football league clubs have now embraced the mandatory players’ medical insurance. Sulom general secretary (GS) Williams Banda said almost 80 percent of the clubs have insured their players. The player insurance scheme was introduced in 2015 when Sulom and the Medical Aid Society…

‘Bittersweet’

Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has described the country’s performance in different codes on the international stage in the just-ended year as “bittersweet”. Sports Council executive secretary George Jana yesterday said while some codes performed well, the bulk of the established ones were a big disappointment. “Some [sports] disciplines such as hockey, golf and…

Sulom, referees clash over dues

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has urged the National Football Referees Committee (NFRC) not to lose its cool over K6 million outstanding dues for the just ended 2018 TNM Super League season. This follows a complaint made by the referees body to Sulom over the delay to pay them their dues. NFRC general secretary [GS]…