‘Life goes on’

Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) says he is not bitter that the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) did not extend his contract. The Belgian tactician also says he has no regrets over his two-year romance with the national football team which saw him registering only two wins in 21 matches. “Look, it’s normal not to have…

‘RVG contract should not be renewed’

FAM technical subcommittee last night unanimously recommended that coach Ronny van Geneugden’s contract should not be renewed. A source who was part of the meeting which lasted over four hours, said the committee felt that under RVG, the results were disappointing, citing two wins from 21 matches as one of the worst records. “The members’…

Mo626 College Basketball tourney reaches climax

This is it. The second edition of the Mo626Ice College Basketball reaches the pinnacle today with the semi-finals contests at Chancellor College in Zomba. And tomorrow, the curtain for the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc-sponsored showpiece, will be brought down with final encounters. In the men’s category, reigning champions Malawi College of Accountancy (MCI)-Lilongwe…

Mo626 Basketball semis’ fixtures released

Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) has released semi-final fixtures of the Mo626 College Basketball scheduled for Chancellor College (Chanco) in Zomba on Friday. Elite Eight Pool A men’s winners Poly Wildcats have been drawn against Pool B runners-up and hosts Chanco while Pool B winners Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA)-Lilongwe Campus, who are the defending…

Mkwate off to Zambia for trials

Nyasa Big Bullets wonderboy Mike Mkwate left the country yesterday for Zambia to undergo trials with that country’s top-flight league side Buildcon FC. Bullets director of administration Albert Chigoga yesterday said initially, Mkwate was supposed to be accompanied by new-signing forward Peter Banda. He said Mkwate will be on trials with the Ndola-based outfit for…

RVG fate friday

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical subcommittee will meet this Friday to review coach Ronny van Geneugden’s (RVG) performance before making a recommendation to the executive committee. The development follows the expiry of RVG’s two-year contract as national football coach yesterday. The technical subcommittee head James Mwenda, who is also FAM vice-president, yesterday said the…

3 pro-golfers in Zambia for Zanaco Masters Tour

Three Malawian professional golfers will today compete in the pre-qualifiers of the Zanaco Masters Tour at Lusaka Golf Club in Zambia. The golfers are Paul Chidale, Victor Kachepatsonga and Simon Moses who is being sponsored by Hallmark Creations. Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Malawi president Patridge Shycal said the trio will need to make the grade…

Mo626 Basketball Elite 8 promises thrills

The second edition of the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc-sponsored Mo626Ice College Basketball gathers momentum this morning with the elite eight contests at Malawi University of Science and Technology (Must) in Thyolo. After separating men from boys in the zonal qualifiers and play-offs, the top eight in both men’s and women’s categories battle for…

FAM risks K3.7 million fine

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) risks a $5 000 (about K3.7 million) fine for ugly scenes that occurred at Bingu National Stadium during the 2019 Afcon qualifier between the Flames and Morocco’s Atlas Lions. In the closing stages of the match, irate fans  threw bottles on the pitch in protest against Angolan referee Helder Rodrigues’…

No funds for flames

FAM says it is not certain of Flames’ participation in the 2020 Championship of African Nations (Chan) and Cosafa Cup due to financial constraints. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary (GS) Alfred Gunda yesterday said in an interview their coffers are dry, having exhausted the K300 million annual allocation from government. “We have also…

Mo626 Basketball elite eight line-up complete

The elite eight in the Mo626 College Basketball are now complete following play-offs held in Mzuzu on Saturday involving teams from Eastern and Northern zones. In the men’s category, Chancellor College (Chanco) Hawks and DMI, both from the Eastern Zone, qualified in the men’s four-team event after finishing first and second, respectively  In the ladies’…

UTM pledges incentives for sports investors

UTM Party has pledged to offer incentives to institutions that invest in sports through infrastructure development and sponsorship agreements should it form the next government after the May 21 Tripartite Elections. In its manifesto launched in Dowa on Saturday, UTM also pledges accountability and transparency as well as eradicating corruption in sports. The party also…

Government, NAM in blame game over Queens’ preps

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) and the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development are playing a blame game over Malawi Queens’ delayed preparations for the 2019 Netball World Cup. The global showpiece is slated for July in Liverpool, England, and national coach Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda has repeatedly expressed worry over the delayed preparations,…

FAM plans to hire full-time coaches

 Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has unveiled ambitious plans to hire full-time national teams’ coaches. The local football governing body’s president Walter Nyamilandu said the move is aimed at ensuring that the coaches “are dedicated to their jobs and spend more time scouting for top-notch talent and [also] developing it”. Currently, apart from Flames mentor…

Chester completes Flames squad

United States-based midfielder Yamikani Chester’s arrival on Tuesday virtually completed the Flames’ arsenal for tomorrow’s dead rubber 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Morocco’s Atlas Lions. Team manager James Sangala yesterday said they have now intensified preparations for the match slated for Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. “With Chester’s arrival, we now have…

Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa has changed his tune on the club’s new signings barely a day after saying they were disturbing his plans. The Zimbabwean tactician made the U-turn during an impromptu news conference held in Blantyre on Monday evening also attended by the club’s administration director Albert Chigoga. On Sunday, Pasuwa was…