Nomads revert to traditional colours

Super League giants Be Forward Wanderers have reverted to their traditional blue and white colours five years after adopting sponsors’ orange and black colours. The Nomads changed to orange an black in 2015 after securing sponsorship from the Japanese car sellers. Wanderers general secretary Victor Maunde said the shift to the traditional colours was done…

Coaches’ body wants to vet members contracts

National Football Coaches Association (NFCA) says it is scrutinising all coaches’ contracts to avoid unfair dismissal of its members. NFCA general secretary Davie Mpima side the association made the resolution at its meeting held last week. The development comes after a proposal to set a  minimum wage for coaches to K745 000 for their members…

FAM overhauls technical committee

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has overhauled the technical committee which Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Tiya Somba Banda will now head, replacing immediate-past first vice-president James Mwenda. Initially, the subcommittee only handled youth football and coaches aspects of the game, but it will now also incorporate women’s football, beach soccer, youth football and…

Gaba is rejected stone—Agent

Flames red-hot striker Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango is a rejected stone that has become a cornerstone at Orlando Pirates after being turned down by a couple of clubs in South Africa, his manager Mike Makaab has said. Makaab, who owns Prosport International, has told www.kickoff.com that back in 2012, Mhango was turned down by several clubs,…

Mzuzu Warriors AGM Feb 29

Mzuzu Warriors, formerly Mzuni FC, will hold its first annual general meeting (AGM) on February 29 at Mzuzu CCAP Primary to elect new office-bearers. The AGM comes after the Mzuzu-based outfit delinked itself from previous sponsors Mzuzu University (Mzuni) and rebranded to Mzuzu Warriors. The club’s general secretary Donnex Chilonga said all positions are up…

Malawian sees red at old trafford

United Kingdom-based Malawian sensational striker Henri Kumwenda on Wednesday made history when he had a debut match at the famous Old Trafford, home to Premiership giants Manchester United. However, the 18-year-old’s dream trip ended badly as he was given marching orders in his club Leeds United Under-18’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United in the FA…

South African clubs snub Chikoti, Kaonga

Flames and Kamuzu Barracks (KB) midfielder Chikoti Chirwa has failed to complete a transfer to Amazulu FC after the South African club snubbed him until the transfer window closed on Friday midnight. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) transfer matching system (TMS) manager Casper Jangale said they waited until midnight for the South African club to…

Bullets, Nomads in final lap

So, here we are. The last day of the season and the judgment day for rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers. The two sides are not playing each other, but the feeling is as if they are clashing in this afternoon’s fixtures. With just a point separating them, the Nomads are playing catch-up…

Wenger’s Fifa office to review Malawi football

Fifa’s technical department, headed by former Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger, will review Malawi football in its pilot study of global football development. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said he had fruitful discussions with Fifa technical development officials while at the ongoing Qatar Club World Cup.  “I had fruitful discussion with Fifa…

Malawi beach soccer team starts Copa Dar es Salaam preps

Malawi beach soccer national team has started camp training in Salima in preparation for Copa Dar Salaam Beach Soccer Tournament set for Coco Beach in Tanzania from December 22 to 26. Coach Stereo Gondwe has called 10 players for the competition organised by Tanzania Football Federation (TFF). The squad comprises goalkeepers Desmond Mkundi and Dickson…

FAM in tight spot

FAM’s failure to approve audited accounts and financial statements as well as the 2020 budget during the association’s elective general assembly on Saturday means that it cannot access Fifa funding, it has emerged. During its annual general meeting (AGM) held at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) decided to defer all…

Newly-elected Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has called for reconciliation between football factions that emerged in the run-up to the association’s annual general meeting at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi. Nyamilandu said it was now time to bury the hatchet and move forward in developing Malawi football. “I celebrate this victory with a…

Walter rises again

He tried to suppress a smirk, but could not just hold back the emotions—the smile just exploded. All of a sudden, the uncertainty written all over his face during the FAM presidential poll voting was quickly replaced by a wide grin as FAM electoral committee chairperson Justice Sylvester Kalembera announced results. Walter Nyamilandu had once…

Nomads vow to fight on

Be Forward Wanderers have brushed off suggestions that the battle for the TNM Super League championship is over after leaders Nyasa Big Bullets collected maximum points from their last two away games against Lilongwe giants. The Nomads, who were hoping that Bullets would slip up in the away matches against Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting…

Bullets expect another muddy day against Civil

TNM Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets expect another muddy afternoon as they face Civil Sporting Club at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe this afternoon in their last away game in the 2019 season. After this afternoon’s match, the People’s Team head back to their base Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre where they will await TN Stars…

Khuda’s last laugh

Love him or loathe him, Khuda Muyaba has become the first player to score over 20 goals in the TNM Super League in 14 years despite being sidelined at national team level. The last player to score as much goals was Be Forward Wanderers’ Aggrey Kanyenda who netted 26 in 2005 when he won the…

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…

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