FAM gives Bullets  Reserve more time

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has U-turned on its earlier stand to give Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve yesterday’s cut-off point to decide on whether they will take part in the TNM Super League. The association’s licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday said this follows a request for more time from Bullets. “They [Bullets] are…

Zimbabwe to host Cosafa Cup in May

Zimbabwe will host this year’s Southern African football showpiece, the Cosafa Cup, from May 19 to June 1. Cosafa secretary general Sue Destombes yesterday said 16 teams are expected to take part in this year’s event. Destombes arrived in Zimbabwe on Monday for meetings with Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board and Zimbabwe Government officials to…

Financial constraints delay Queens’ preps

While the bulk of the participants in the forthcoming 2019 Netball World Cup have intensified their preparations for the global showpiece, it is still unclear when the Queens will start their tune-ups. Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has since attributed the delay to financial constraints. Australia, New Zealand, hosts England and South Africa were involved…

No appeal from BB

FAM says deadline was Monday Nyasa Big Bullets have again failed to appeal  against Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) decision to bar them from the next edition of the Airtel Top 8. FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda yesterday said by cut-off point on Monday, the People’s Team had not filed their appeal. The football governing…

Pasuwa tables counter-offer to BB

Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa has tabled a counter-offer to Nyasa Big Bullets as he seeks to extend his romance with the People’s Team. This comes in the wake of Bullets’ three-year offer to the former Zimbabwe national football team and Dynamos FC mentor. Pasuwa’s manager Gibson Mahachi was quoted by The Herald of Zimbabwe yesterday…

BB, Pasuwa ‘agree’  on a 3-year deal

After weeks of negotiations, Nyasa Big Bullets say they have agreed “in principle” to a three-year contract with Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa. Bullets chief executive officer (CEO) Fleetwood Haiya said Pasuwa agreed to the terms and all that is remaining is to finalise the paperwork. He blamed the delay to seal the deal on lack…

‘Time out  for Flames  old-guard’

Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) says the bulk of the old-guard will be phased out from the Flames and the focus will now switch to the Under-23 side players who will graduate to the senior team. The Flames mentor said Yamikani Chester, Peter Cholopi Stanley Sanudi, one senior player “and one or two foreign-based…

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…