Bullets ‘snub’ Flames

Nyasa Big Bullets say they will not release their 11 players that have been called for Flames training camp until next week due to their tight schedule. The Flames are scheduled to face e-Swatini (formerly Swaziland) in the first leg tie of the Championship of African Nations (Chan) qualifiers on April 20. The 11 players…

Nomads, Silver concerned with coaches’ absence

Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers have expressed concern over the frequent absence of their coaches for national duty. Nomads head coach Bob Mpinganjira and the Central Bankers’ assistant coach Lovemore Fazili are part of the Flames’ interim technical panel headed by Meke Mwase of TN Stars for the upcoming Championship of African Nations’ qualifiers…

Sulom transfer window closes

The TNM Super League transfer window closed on Saturday and Super League of Malawi (Sulom) says about 130 player transfers have been processed. Sulom general secretary (GS) Williams Banda said 64 of the transfers were among the Super League teams while 76 involved players from lower leagues. “The highest number of new players registered by…

MCA Lilongwe, Zima win Mo626 Basketball

The catchphrase for the Mo626 College Basketball final games was ‘the madness continues’ and oh yes it did for invincible Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA)-Lilongwe Campus men’s side which retained the honours in spectacular fashion on Saturday. New kids on the block Zomba Institute of Management and Accountancy (Zima) did it in ladies category during…

‘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…