FAM presidential aspirants examine electoral process

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential aspirants have differed in their analysis of the electoral process with incumbent Walter Nyamilandu complaining about “mudslinging and intimidation of affiliates and candidates”. However, James Mwenda, currently the FAM vice-president, has said he has not observed anything sinister in the process. The two face-off during the FAM executive committee…

On-and-off Flames striker Chawanangwa Kawonga has helped Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol to clinch the Mozambique top-flight league, the Mocambola, ending the club’s  12-year title drought. Kawonga scored a brace in his club’s 4-2 victory over Flames captain John CJ Banda’s UD Songo to clinch the 2019 championship. Costa do Sol have won…

Win boosts Under-20 confidence

Malawi Under-20 national football team coach Peter Mponda says the team’s 4-0 win over Comoros will boost players’ confidence ahead of their second game against Botswana tomorrow. Malawi thrashed Comoros 4-0 with Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves striker Patrick Mwaungulu scoring a hat-trick while Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Francisco Madinga scored the other goal. The victory,…

Mponda names Under-20 final squad

Malawi Under-20 national football team coach Peter Mponda has named a 20-man squad for the 2019 Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championship to be held in Lusaka, Zambia from December 4 to 14. Team manager Aubrey Nankhuni said after two weeks training they had picked players who are capable of winning the youth championship. “We have picked…

Bullets, Blue Eagles in grudge game

When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and the other for yourself, so they say. But Nyasa Big Bullets, who are bent on avenging their first loss to the Lilongwe-based outfit, are not thinking of any drawback as they host high-flying Blue Eagles this afternoon at…

U-20 players to undergo Cosafa integrity training

Malawi Under-20 national football team players will undergo an integrity training on the sidelines of the Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championship in Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop, organised by Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa), will be conducted by Genius Sports, a firm specialised in the field. Cosafa yesterday announced that all players participating in the…

We’re not to blame—FAM

FAM has distanced itself from Fifa president Gianni Infantino’s failed visit, saying the local football governing body was not involved in the logistics. Infantino’s highly anticipated tour of Malawi was yesterday cancelled at the eleventh hour after it emerged that the plane the world football governing body chartered could not land at the partially closed…

BB survive Tigers scare, Nomads whip Chitipa

Nyasa Big Bullets have survived at the top of TNM Super League log table after a narrow 1-0 victory over Mighty Tigers yesterday at Mulanje Stadium. Luke Chima had no mercy for his former team Mighty Tigers, scoring the all important goal for Bullets in a tightly contested encounter. With second-placed Be Forward Wanderers scoring…

Inside FAM aspirants’ manifestos

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) aspiring presidential candidates have made some ambitious promises in their manifestos, but they both fall shot on how they intend to implement their blueprints. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu and his first vice-president James Mwenda, who will face off on December 14 elections, have released their manifestos, which are promising to…

Flames vow to keep Group B top spot

Malawi’s Flames today march onto Namboole Stadium against hosts Uganda’s Cranes in 2021 Africa Cup of Nation (Afcon) qualification with an obsession of consolidating their lead at the top of Group B. Malawi top the group with three points from a narrow 1-0 victory against South Sudan on Wednesday and coach Meke Mwase knows victory…

Perfect 2021 Afcon start for Flames

South Africa-based striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango is not an ordinary player. Those who doubted his skill and nous yesterday swallowed their pride when he rounded off four defenders  to score a master piece to hand Malawi’s Flames a deserved 1-0 victory over South Sudan at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in 2021 African Cup of Nations…

Silver sends BB packing

Silver are through to the semi-finals of the Fisd Challenge Cup after outsmarting Nyasa Big Bullets  3-2 in post-match penalty shootouts yesterday at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe Silver had to come from behind to force the game to be decided through the post-match penalties. Striker Michael Tetteh cancelled Chimwemwe Idana goal in the…

Walter unpacks ‘RAISING THE BAR’

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) aspiring presidential candidate Walter Nyamilandu yesterday unpacked his ‘Raising The Bar’ manifesto in Blantyre at a function witnessed by the association’s affiliates and his supporters. Clad in a navy-blue suit, a white shirt and a red neck tie, Nyamilandu was greeted by scores of his diehards before addressing the gathering.…

Clubs cling to Flames’ foreign-based players

Five out of six foreign-based Flames players will arrive two days before the mid-week 2021 African Cup of  Nations (Afcon) qualifier against South Sudan next Wednesday due to club commitments. Flames coach Meck Mwase has maintained six foreign-based players—stand in captain John ‘CJ’ Banda, Yamikani Chester, Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango, Gerald Phiri Jnr, Richard Mbulu and…

Walter hints at reforms

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) aspiring presidential candidate Walter Nyamilandu will launch his manifesto tomorrow in Blantyre and has hinted at unveiling some radical reforms aimed at taking Malawi football to a “new level”. Announcing the launch of the manifesto dubbed ‘Raising the Bar’, the incumbent, who is also Fifa Council member, said time has…

Bullets, Silver in Fisd quarter-finals

Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday survived a Karonga United scare as the hosts came from behind to overpower Ingwina sha ku Karonga 4-2 through post-match penalties after 1-1 stalemate in regulation time of Fisd Challenge Cup round of 16 encounter at Kamuzu Stadium. Complacency almost cost Bullets the game as Karonga stunned the hosts with a…

Silver abolish supporters gate revenue share

Lilongwe-based TNM Super League giants Silver Strikers have followed the footsteps of Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers by abolishing the controversial supporters’ gate revenue share. The Central Bankers supporters used to get 10 percent of the gate collections from every match. However, the team’s board of directors and executive committee on Tuesday resolved…

Govt to formulate sponsorship policy

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is formulating a sports sponsorship policy to guide interested sponsors and beneficiaries. Director of Sports Jameson Ndalama said the ministry has decided to introduce the policy, which will be a blueprint for sponsorship, to attract more sponsors into sports. “In Malawi, sports development is still at its infancy. People…

Nomads, Eagles move forward

Nomads, Eagles move forwa Be Forward Wanderers started their Fisd Challenge Cup defence with an emphatic 3-0 victory over unpredictable Masters Security at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre yesterday. Felix Zulu scored the opener in the 44th minute before substitute Misheck Bottoman doubled the lead in the 55th minute. Mike Kaziputa wrapped up the show in…

Firms explain support fatigue

Representatives of the corporate world have asked sports association and government to put their house in order to attract more companies to sponsor sports. The representatives said this on Wednesday in Blantyre at a meeting organised by Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. Malawi National Council of Sports invited 47 Blantyre-based companies to find out…