BB coach says loss a wake-up call

  Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa says their first TNM Super League loss to Masters Security on Saturday should act as a wake-up call. Prior to the 1-0 loss at Dedza Stadium, the People’s Team had basked in the luxury of going 25 league matches unbeaten. The newly-recruited Zimbabwean tactician said they now need…

Nomads captain, supporters clash

  Be Forward Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr has fallen out with the club’s main supporters committee which is demanding that he be removed as skipper. In a statement released on Saturday, Manyozo accuses a section of the supporters’ leadership of plotting his downfall by, among other things, claiming that he was in the forefront…

BB clubhouse, head  office to open Jan 1

Nyasa Big Bullets have unveiled their ambitious plans to open a club house and set up a head office in Blantyre on New Year’s Day next year. The People’s Team’s director responsible for technical issues Malinda Chinyama said this during the launch of the club’s commercial drive in Blantyre on Wednesday. “We are planning our…

CAF speaks on delay to release draws

  Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the delay to release the draw of the 2019 Africa club tournaments was due to a “special situation”. The draws were made on Saturday in Morocco during a CAF Adhoc Committee meeting. Two Malawian clubs—Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers—have joined the Champions League and Confederation Cup, respectively.…

Grudge derby

An axe to grind. Capital city rivals Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club have scores to settle this afternoon when they clash in a Fisd Challenge Cup round of 16 at Silver Stadium. Thousands of fans will troop to the Area 47 arena for the latest episode in the never ending duel for supremacy in…

Gaba in Portugal for trials

Flames forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango was set to start trials at Portuguese outfit Vitoria Futebol Clube on Tuesday after arriving in the City of Setubal on Monday. The South Africa-based forward, who has been reduced to a sideshow at Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Bidvest Wits, said he is hoping to impress. “I am ready…

Banda, Swini retain Moz title

Malawian internationals—midfielder Frank Banda and goalkeeper Charles Swini’s club União Desportiva do (UD) Songo—has retained the Mozambican top-flight Mocambola League with a game to spare. UD Songo have 58 points with a game to wind up the season while second-placed Ferroviario de Nampula have 54 points also with a game to go which even if…

It’s ‘Neba’s’ title—Nomads

  Reigning champions Be Forward Wanderers have swallowed their pride and conceded that their age-old rivals Nyasa Big Bullets have run away with the 2018 TNM Super League title. The Nomads chairperson Gift Mkandawire was reacting to his team’s one-all draw against Silver Strikers on Saturday. Wanderers lie third in the 16-team top-flight league with…

Nomads suspend, fine Kamwendo

  Be Forward Wanderers have slapped their midfielder Joseph Kamwendo with a four-match suspension and a K50 000 fine following his bust-up with team manager Stevie Madeira during their TNM Super League match against Silver Strikers on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Kamwendo lost his cool after being substituted in the second half and…

Queens finish fourth

  Malawi Queens missed their top-three finish target at the Fast5 Netball World Series by a whisker,  but still bowed out with their heads held high after improving on last year’s performance. In what was an entertaining fight to the end, New Zealand’s Kiwis overcame Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls 34-33 in the battle for gold, with…

Queens get timely boost

Beat holders England in test match ahead of Fast5 Series There will be no sight of her twists and turns, that cheeky body swerve and, of course, that signature sublime finish. But Malawi Queens coach Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda believes that even without the immortal Mwawi Kumwenda, his charges can still pull a surprise at the…

Sulom defends disparity in games

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has defended disparity in fixtures, saying it is down to logistics and technicalities. The flagship league governing body’s general secretary Williams Banda was responding to concerns from some quarters on disparity in games where some teams have played four games more or less than others. Banda said crucial is the…

Ellen Simwaka secures Commonwealth title bout

South Africa-based Malawian female boxer Ellen ‘The Tigress’ Simwaka has secured a Commonwealth bantamweight title bout against Scottish opponent Kristen Fraser. The 10-round bout is slated for November 24 in England. The title is currently vacant. Simwaka, who is the reigning international bantamweight champion, yesterday said she has already signed the contract and has intensified…

DStv to beam Fast5 tourney

MultiChoice Malawi says Malawians will be able to watch the Queens in action at the Fast5 Netball World Series as the matches will be beamed live on SuperSport. The Queens and South Africa’s Proteas will, once again, represent Africa at the six-team tournament to be staged at the Melbourne Arena in Australia from this Saturday…

Queens coach targets 2nd place

  Malawi Queens coach Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda says he is targeting a runners-up slot at the 2018 edition of the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. Speaking before departure yesterday, the Queens mentor said he is optimistic his charges will perform better than last year when they lost all their five games…

FAM investigating ‘juju’ issue

      Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says it is not amused that charms were found buried on the artificial turf at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre prior to Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final between Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security. FAM facilities manager Casper Jangale said they are investigating the issue. “It is disappointing and…

Fairbridge Holdings fulfil promise on golf tourney

  Fairbridge Holdings Limited on Saturday fulfilled its promise to sponsor a big golf tournament at Country Club Limbe (CCL), three months after hosting their inaugural competition. The haulage firm did it to a turn by including professionals, seniors and developmental categories. Saturday’s tournament attracted a field of 78 golfers and Fairbridge Holdings director Winnie…