Kukoma Diamonds  beefing up squad

Local netball powerhouse Kukoma Diamonds have set out on a drive to beef up its squad as they look forward to repeat last season’s impressive showing. This follows the team’s sponsor Capital Oil Refining Industries’ (Cori) approval to invade the transfer market. As a first step, the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) champions…

Sponsor reviews roles  for Nomads top officials

Be Forward Limited, sponsors of Be Forward Wanderers FC, have reviewed roles for the club’s chairperson Gift Mkandawire and general secretary (GS) Mike Butao. In a statement, the Japanese second-hand vehicle dealer said the reviewed roles are aimed at improving the team’s operations. The statement states that Mkandawire should be responsible for managing the club,…

Chilemba to face Russian in WBO title

After being reduced to a sideshow for almost a year, Malawi’s boxing icon Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba is set to return to the ring on July 20 against Russian Maxim Vlasov in a World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global title bout scheduled for Gelendzhik, Russia. The ‘Golden Boy’, 32, last took to the ring against Dimitry…

If I were Peter Mutharika

Head of State and government , I would walk the talk by extending an olive branch to opposition leaders to calm flaring tension that has engulfed the nation after the May 21 Tripartite Elections. If I were the re-elected President of the Republic Malawi, I would not be doing the opposite of the appeal I…

Mwase makes it!

Offered Flames job on full-time basis This is it! FAM executive committee has offered Flames interim coach Meke Mwase a one-year permanent deal following a meeting which took place in Blantyre on Saturday. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday said the appointment is with effect from July 1. “The appointment of Meke…

Bullets, Eagles eye top position

Defending campions Nyasa Big Bullets and Blue Eagles have a chance to return to the summit of the TNM Super League when they clash this afternoon. After being reduced to sideshows due to national team engagements and tripartite elections for three weeks, the two outfits return to action at Nankhaka ground hoping to shake off…

55 eye Flames job

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it has received 55 applications for the post of Flames coach. In an interview yesterday, FAM general secretary (GS) Alfred Gunda said they will meet officials from the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development and Malawi National Council of Sports this Friday to discuss other modalities such…

BB return to old premises

Nyasa Big Bullets have relocated to their old premises at Mandala opposite College of Medicine in Blantyre. The People’s Team director of administration Albert Chigoga yesterday said the premises include offices for both administrative and technical staff and that they will soon open a bar and a restaurant. “For a start, we have offices only…

BB, Nomads say  APM victory gives  them hope on  stadia project

Domestic football powerhouses—Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers—say President Peter Mutharika’s triumph in the presidential election gives them hope that government will implement their stadium projects. Mutharika pledged during pre-season campaign to construct stadiums for the two teams, but there were doubts from some quarters on whether the project would see the light of…

Bullets, Masters beat  CAF tourneys’ deadline

Just in time. Nyasa Big Bullets and Masters Security beat yesterday’s cut-off point to confirm participation in 2019/2020 editions of CAF tournaments. Bullets will, again, take part in the CAF Champions League while Masters will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup. The People’s Team director responsible for administration Albert Chigoga yesterday said they were through…

SA clubs scout for talent at Cosafa

Flames players that will impress at the ongoing Cosafa Cup stand a chance to be spotted by South African top-flight league clubs who have raided Durban in search of talent. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions and communications director Gomezgani Zakazaka yesterday said Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are some of the teams…

Nomads await coaches’ direction on Kamwendo

Be Forward Wanderers say they are waiting for the technical panel’s direction on whether to offer their legendary midfielder Joseph Kamwendo a deal. The 32-year-old midfielder is a free agent following mutual termination of his contract with South African National First Division (NFD) outfit Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) FC earlier this month. The second-tier league…

Flames seek to break jinx

The Flames say they are determined to haul themselves out of the mire this afternoon and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Cosafa Cup after three successive failed attempts. Buoyed by their 3-0 win over minnows Seychelles in their opening Group B qualifier on Sunday, the Flames face Namibia’s Brave Warriors this afternoon at the…

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…

Kaizer Chiefs’ Gaba  chase suffers setback

  Fallen South African giants Kaizer Chiefs’ chase for Malawian forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango has suffered a setback as his employers Bidvest Wits have exercised a contract extension option. Mhango’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of June, and with Chiefs often working in the free market, it could have been a…

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…