Government endorses Young, Jack

Malawi Government has endorsed FAM’s decision to engage Flames legends Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana as head coach and deputy coach respectively. The development follows a meeting that the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) had with the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the Malawi National Council of Sports on Thursday. However, the…

Flames drop one place

The Flames have dropped one place from 116 to 117 on the latest Fifa Coca-Cola World Rankings released yesterday. On the continent, the Flames have also dropped by a single step to 33 from 32 while in the Cosafa bloc, they are currently sixth behind South Africa (54), Zambia (69), Angola (89), Botswana (97) and…

FAM and TopSports sign MoU

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and TopSports yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the management of the Zambezi International Soccer Challenge. The signing of the MoU followed FAM’s move to certify the tournament after agreeing on the logistics such as prize money, format and players’ appearance fee. “This means the competition is licensed…

Bullets fans demand polls

A meeting called by some concerned Big Bullets FC supporters on Wednesday resolved to push for immediate elections of both the executive and supporters committee, claiming they are operating unconstitutionally. The supporters agreed to propose January 25 as the date for supporters elections and, thereafter, seek board of trustees’ approval to hold elections for the…

Leo says he regrets accepting Tigers offer

Outspoken coach Leo Mpulula has said he regrets accepting the offer to coach Azam Tigers and described his two-year stint as a wasted period. “They have messed up my future and had I known, I would not have accepted their offer. “I had tempting offers from Civo United and Mighty Wanderers, but I turned them…

If I were Muhammed Sidik Mia, vice-president of the ruling People’s Party (PP), I would appreciate that while the move to abandon the party’s system used in its primaries whereby every registered voter was allowed to vote  might be good, the timing was wrong. I would realise that candidates who lost when the system was…

Surestream’s fine run continues

Surestream Academy’s fine run in the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Division One continued at the weekend when they once again bagged full points. On Saturday, they struggled to beat Superior Halal 2-1 and on Sunday they saw off yet another spirited challenge from Mitole with a 4-2 win at Kamuzu Stadium which…

Queens’ coaching jobs up for grabs again

The Malawi Netball Queens’ coaching jobs are up for grabs again two months after interim coach Griffin Saenda and his deputy Mary Waya steered the national team to a fifth-place finish at the Fast5 Netball Series in New Zealand. The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) president Rosy Chinunda told The Nation yesterday they are expected to scrutinise…

Nomads, Silver finally pay appeal fee

Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers beat on Tuesday’s deadline and paid the K225 000 (about $562) appeal fee each to enable Sulom appeals committee to convene. The two teams had up until close of business Tuesday to pay the fee or risk forfeiting the appeal against Super League of Malawi’s (Sulom) disciplinary committee ruling on…

Nomads, Silver risk forfeiting appeal

Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers risk forfeiting their appeals should they fail to pay the K225 000 (about $562) appeal fee each by close of business today. The Nomads and the Bankers are contesting Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Disciplinary Committee’s ruling to ban them for five and eight months respectively. The two teams also…

Four Malawian stars complete Mozambican moves

Four Malawian players—goalkeepers Simplex Nthala and Dave Mphaya; midfielder Chimango Kayira and striker Jimmy Zakazaka—have completed moves to top Mozambican Mocambola League teams. According to broker of the deals James Nelito-Pondomale, Kayira and Zakazaka completed their moves to Costa Dol Sol on Sunday when they signed two-year contracts. Mphaya has also signed a two-year-deal with…

Young, Jack back as Flames mentors

Flames legends Young Chimodzi and Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana are set to renew their romance with the Flames having been appointed head coach and deputy coach respectively by FAM executive committee. The decision was made during Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive committee meeting held in Blantyre on Saturday. Franco Ndawa was named team manager while…

Sulom urges Nomads, Silver to pay appeal fee

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has urged Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers to pay the K225 000 (about $562) appeal fee each to enable its Appeals Committee to convene. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said the appeal fee is crucial in the process as it will meet the costs of gathering people to hear…

Nyasa frustrate Chikhwawa Utd

  Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Premier Division leaders Chikhwawa United’s quest to extend their lead was frustrated by Nyasa United who held them to a 1-1 draw at BAT ground on Saturday. A win would have seen Chikhwawa go 14 points clear at the summit of the table, but former Mighty Wanderers…

FIFA advises FAM to abolish regional league committees

Fifa has advised FAM to abolish regional football league committees and, instead, entrust the mandate of running the leagues in regional football committees to be called regional football associations. Fifa made the recommendation during the three-day Football Association of Malawi (FAM) constitutional review meeting held in Blantyre last November. This is contained in the proposed…

Chihana backtracks on crisis meet

The Malawi National Council of Sports has announced the cancellation of the crisis meeting which Youth and Sports Minister Enoch Chihana had called for tomorrow to discuss the Sulom Disciplinary Committee verdict on Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers over the violence at Balaka Stadium a fortnight ago. This comes amid concerns from some quarters that…