Airtel Malawi, this weekend brings the highly touted and competed for Airtel Money men’s championship golf tournament to Blantyre, courtesy of ‘Mr Money’. The tournament, which tees off this morning at Country Club Limbe, has created excitement among golfers as this is likely to be the biggest men’s golf tournament to take place this year.…

Kalombo is new Sports Council board chair

Malawi President Joyce Banda has appointed veteran sports official Bester Kalombo as the new Malawi National Council of Sports board chairperson. Kalombo has replaced Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera who resigned after joining mainstream politics and was eventually elected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president. Kalombo, who served as the council’s board ex-officio member when he was…

Gani, Mukwenha through to Lab Golf finals

The entertainment was compelling as Furkani Gani and Margaret Mukwenha qualified for the singles finals of the 2013 Lab Enterprise Match Play golf competition following their victories over Lester Tandwe and Francis Mwansa respectively at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Tuesday. Gani and Mukwenha will meet during the grand finale slated for December 15. Just like…

Last season’s Super League Golden Boot winner Vincent Chinthenga is set to return to the local flagship league after finding the going tough in the Mozambican top-flight Mocambola League. Chinthenga made just a few appearances for Ferroviario de Nampula. Also set to return home is his team-mate Rafique Mussa who hardly got a run while…

Battle-hardened forward Esau Kanyenda hogged the limelight in South African media this week after an impressive performance in his team’s 3-0 Premier Soccer League (PSL) win over University of Pretoria. Kanyenda was in Soccer Laduma’s team of the week and was also named the star of the week by the Daily Sun. He scored the second…

Evirom fire coach Gadaga

Relegation-threatened Evirom FC have sacked their coach Mario Gadaga allegedly because of an interview he gave to the media which, according to the team’s management, exposed his lack of commitment. Evirom FC director Emmanuel Viola on Tuesday confirmed that Gadaga was given the book after a recent radio interview that gave an impression that he had already…

Big guns lobby for 50% gross share

Traditional local football powerhouses Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets have agreed to negotiate for a 50 percent gross cut from Saturday’s Super League derby proceeds instead of the normal 50 percent net. However, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have said it is unlikely that the request will be considered.…

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) chief executive officer, I would appreciate that the problem of water supply in the city has reached a critical stage; hence the need to do something about the situation. If I were Thawe, I would realise that when some locations such as Soche East in Blantyre go for a week without…

Refs trash Sulom claims

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has said it has launched investigations on a tip that Mafco FC offered match officials lifts in their Super League games against Epac and Mzuzu United. However, National Football Referees Committee (NFRC) on Monday defended the referees in question, saying after conducting their own investigations, they established that the…

Mapa president resigns

Barely a month after the successful hosting of the 2013 All Africa Pool Association (AAPA) Championship, Malawi Pool Association (Mapa) president Francis Zhuwao has resigned. According to a press statement from Mapa signed by its general secretary Saulos Thindwa, Zhuwao has resigned due to office commitments. Zhuwao confirmed to The Nation his resignation in a…

Amid the huge dosage of media spotlight that has descended on the infamous cashgate, we have staggered in the mist of anger and disbelief that have befallen our emotions and, subsequently, we have lost the touch to appreciate that behind the scenes, there are some Malawians that are making headlines for the good reasons. That,…

Silver, Nomads’ CAF dream in jeopardy

Silver Strikers, who are the defending Super League champions, want to compete in the CAF Champions League while Mighty Wanderers, who won the Standard Bank Knockout Cup, desire to take part in the CAF Confederations Cup. However, there could be a stumbling block in the two domestic giants’ ambitions as Football Association of Malawi (FAM)…

JBF tourney finally kicks off

The mist surrounding the K100 million (about $250 000) Joyce Banda Foundation (JBF) Inter-constituency Football and Netball tournaments has finally been cleared following the commencement of the competitions at the weekend. The tournaments started in two districts, Mwanza and Neno on Sunday, where the finals are scheduled for this afternoon to determine teams that will…

A Mangochi Police FC player Junior Kalipinde died of heart failure on Thursday after collapsing during training. He is the third local player to die on the pitch in recent times after former Big Bullets and Flames midfielder John ‘CJ’ Banda and Bullets striker Patrick Mvula suffered suspected cardiac arrests while playing social football. Southern…

Massa to act tough on teams

The Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) has said it will come up with tough measures against Super League teams to curb players’ education neglect. Massa general secretary Blackson Malamula said the issue will be key on the agenda at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM) on December 17 at Chinsapo Secondary School in Lilongwe. Football Association of…

FAM to involve Fifa in search for coach

FAM has said it will involve Fifa in the recruitment process of the next Flames coach to ensure a fair and transparent process. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu on Thursday said if all goes according to plan, the target is to have a new coach in place by end of January next year so…

Game Haven will this Sunday host this year’s final Junior Golf tournament and end-of-year awards gala at its modern Mibawa Golf Course in Bvumbwe, Thyolo. Junior golf committee publicist Dingaan Chirwa said the tournament, expected to attract 60 young golfers, will be jointly sponsored by parents and Game Haven. “It is a special tournament in that it…

BB shelve Chimango Kayira’s Mozambique trials

Big Bullets have politely turned down Mozambican national champions Liga Maculmana’s request to release midfield maestro Chimango ‘Blackberry’ Kayira for a trial match against South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend. Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire said while they are ready and willing to release the player, they cannot afford…

Kamuzu Barracks release Phambala

Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have finally cleared the mist surrounding coach Billy Phambala, saying he will not return to the club. KB have been elusive on Phambala’s position since the remarks he made after the 2-0 Standard Bank Knockout Cup loss to Mighty Wanderers a month ago, that some officials tampered with the initial line-up he…