Sulom, referees clash over dues

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has urged the National Football Referees Committee (NFRC) not to lose its cool over K6 million outstanding dues for the just ended 2018 TNM Super League season. This follows a complaint made by the referees body to Sulom over the delay to pay them their dues. NFRC general secretary [GS]…

Chester gets new year gift

It is a timely New Year’s gift for Be Forward Wanderers  gifted midfielder Yamikani Chester who has clinched an outright three-year deal with Czech third-tier league side MFK Vyškoe. But the Czech side, which is based in the Southern Moravian Region, has since loaned him out to a United States outfit North Carolina FC which…

If I were Atupele Muluzi

President of the United Democratic Front (UDF), I would realise that I have delayed in announcing the party’s position about participating in next year’s tripartite elections. Oh yes, I would realise that I face a race against time to convince voters that my party is serious about going it alone next year considering that other…

Nomads, Silver differ on gate revenue

Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers yesterday gave contrasting views to the K40.2 million gross revenue from their Fisd Challenge Cup final at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) marketing and commercial director Limbani Matola yesterday said after deducting expenses amounting to K6.4 million,  they were left with a…

Walter free to ‘stand again’

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) legal affairs committee chairperson Jabbar Alide says the soccer governing body’s president Walter Nyamilandu is free to seek re-election because the law does not bar him. At its annual general meeting (AGM) held in Mangochi on Saturday, the FAM general assembly amended its constitution, limiting the president’s terms to three.…

Silver, Nomads in  flurry of mind games

Silver Strikers and Be Forward Wanderers yesterday set the hype for tomorrow’s potentially explosive Fisd Challenge Cup final at Bingu National stadium in Lilongwe with a flurry of mind games. The Central Bankers team manager S’busiso Padambo set the ball rolling yesterday, saying: “We are in party mood, remember Christmas is just around the corner.…

All set for FAM AGM

Limitation of term of office for a president, as directed by world football governing body Fifa, is among the contentious issues expected to be tabled at Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) annual general meeting (AGM) today in Mangochi. The other proposed amendments to be tabled at the football governing body’s general assembly are representation of…

Chiukepo tipped to win Golden Boot Award

Nyasa Big Bullets forward Chiukepo Msowoya is the favourite to win the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award as his closest contender Gastin Somkonda’s team, Moyale Barracks, has wound up its fixtures.Chiukepo leads the scorers chart with 16 goals, one ahead of Simkonda. The People’s Team’s burly forward has a chance to increase his tally…

FAM meet fails again

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has, again, postponed a football conference which was supposed to be held this Saturday in Mangochi to discuss the poor state of Malawi football and suggest solutions on the way forward. FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda yesterday said the meeting will be held in March “ to give selected pundits…

Super League ends Dec 24

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) will bring down the curtain on the 2018 season on Christmas Eve with a crowning match between champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Civil Sporting Club. The top-flight football league runners’ treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda said the agreement with the sponsors, TNM plc, is that the season should end on that date…

Bullets rally behind Pasuwa

Nyasa Big Bullets FC has thrown its weight behind coach Callisto Pasuwa, saying the Zimbabwean tactician will see out his contract despite tales of doom and gloom following the team’s elimination from the CAF Champions League and the Fisd Challenge Cup. Bullets chief executiveofficer (CEO) Fleetwood Haiya yesterday said Pasuwa’s targets did not includewinning the…

Nomads get nod on sponsorship extension

Be Forward Wanderers FC have received a timely Christmas gift from their main sponsors Be Forward Limited who have committed to extend their sponsorship by another year. The Nomads general secretary (GS) Mike Butao yesterday saidthis follows fruitful negotiations with their sponsors in the past couple ofweeks. “It is an ongoing process, but in terms…

Nomads  fault authorities on disciplinary cases

Be Forward Wanderers say they are paying the price in terms of disciplinary cases for their success and stature as a big team. Nomads general secretary(GS) Mike Butao was yesterday reacting to Super League of Malawi’s (Sulom) moveto charge the club with four counts of indiscipline during their TNM SuperLeague match against Dwangwa United on…

Fisd Cup finalsDec 23

Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe will host the 2018 Fisd Challenge Cup finals between Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers on December 23. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions and media director Gomezgani Zakazaka says this follows an agreement with the sponsors, Fisd Limited, and other stakeholders. The Nomads, who were the first winners of…

Chilemba shelves world title bout

Celebrated South Africa-based Malawian boxing icon Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba has postponed what would have been his first-ever professional bout on home soil due to “logistical challenges”. The boxer had planned to challenge reigning champion Emil Markic of Croatia for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) light heavyweight belt at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe later…

Mwawi makes progress on recovery

Australia-based Malawian netball icon Mwawi Kumwenda says she has made tremendous progress on her recovery following a knee injury she suffered earlier this year. The Melbourne Vixens andMalawi Queens goal shooter who arrived home on Saturday for the festive season,said she is now able to walk without clutches. “I have intensified my physiotherapy through workouts…