Flames ready to scorch Lesotho Crocodiles

Malawi national football team, the Flames, will this afternoon take on Lesotho’s Likuena (Crocodiles) in an international friendly at Sesoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho. Coach Meke Mwase has promised to let every player have a feel of the match as he is working on different combinations ahead of the forthcoming 2021 African Cup of Nations…

Cosafa Under-17 kicks off today

Malawi today begins hosting the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa)Under-17 Championship in Blantyre. The country last hosted the tournament in 2001. Eighteen years, in a football calendar, is a long time. It is less surprising, therefore, that the players in the then Malawi squad have faded into shadows of oblivion. All that remains,…

Rivals camps clash at VIP, as BB, Nomads draw again

The peaceful Blantyre derby between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers was yesterday spoiled by ugly scenes of violence from the most unexpected area—the VIP stand of the Kamuzu Stadium—where supporters of FAM aspiring presidential candidates incumbent Walter Nyamilandu and his vice-president James Mwenda clashed. With the thrilling derby at 0-0 and both sides…

Mixed reactions to Walter’s candidacy

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu’s decision to seek a fifth term at the association’s elections in December has drawn mixed reactions. His critics say the Fifa Council member has nothing more to offer to the football fraternity while those for him believe he needs to stay on and complete his projects. Since…

Walter joins race

It is now official. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu  has finally  come out of his cocoon and declared that he will seek re-election at the association’s polls in December.  The announcement is a U-turn to his earlier decision to bow out at the end of his 15-year reign. Nyamilandu, who is a…

Walter out of cocoon, to seek fifth term

t’s now official. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu is finally out of his cocoon and has declared that he will seek re-election at the association’s polls in December, reversing his earlier decision to bow out at the end of his 15-year reign. He is expected to face his first vice-president and confidant-turned-nemesis…

Zampira Spain draw next week

The draw for two lucky winners of an all paid for trip to Spain to watch Real Madrid in action will be held on Tuesday next week. The games lined up for the prediction involve Civil Sporting Club and Silver Strikers on Saturday, and Moyale Barracks against Be Forward Wanderers on Sunday. TNM public relations…

U-17 to be screened

Malawi Under-17 players  currently in camp in preparation for Cosafa Youth Championship, which the country will host from October 11 to 20, are expected to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test this Saturday to verify their ages. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary  Alfred Gunda said Cosafa rules and regulations stipulate that all players…

MCP MP backs  BB, Nomads Stadia

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) yesterday said it has no problem with government using public resources to construct stadiums for Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers. Speaking in Parliament in Lilongwe in response to the 2019/20 National Budget, Lilongwe Mpenu Nkhoma legislator Collins Kajawa said the main opposition party is not concerned with…

Bullets, Silver in crucial away victories

Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers on Saturday collected maximum points after significant victories in their first away assignments in week 21 of the TNM Super League. Bullets edged Savenda Chitipa United 3-0 at Karonga Stadium and they now shift their attention to Karonga United in this afternoon’s second fixture. Chitipa, though usually stubborn at…

Fisd champions’ prize up to K20M

Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to football by increasing Fisd Challenge Cup winners’ prize money to K20 million from K16 million—the highest on the land. The runners-up prize money has also been hiked to K7 million from K6 million. The development also put to an end rumours that…

Nyamilandu Academy built on FC Barcelona model

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has said his newly-established football academy will follow the setup of Spanish giants FC Barcelona. During launch of the Walter Nyamilandu Football Academy at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre yesterday, the FAM boss said he believes the Barcelona philosophy is the way to go for the academy to…

BB, Nomads fans demand Mtambo’s resignation

PHOTOGRAPH: NATION Local football giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have given Timothy Mtambo seven days to resign as Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson. The two teams supporters’ leadership issued the fresh ultimatum on Friday in Blantyre following the human rights activist’s refusal to withdraw his statement that he would lobby parliamentarians…

Former Ntopwa player wins Zampira monthly prize

Former Ntopwa FC player Bester Namatcha has won the monthly K1.5 million prize in Zampira Pokopoko Promotion following a draw held yesterday in Blantyre. Ironically, the 23-year-old Mpemba-based football fan predicted the 2-0 loss of his former team Be Forward Wanderers. The Nyasa Big Bullets supporter was over the moon when TNM public relations and…

FAM hopes for budget approval

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) wants Parliament, which reconvenes on September 24 to scrutinise the 2019 National Budget, to approve its K1.4 billion budget in full following Malawi’s qualification to the 2022 World Cup second-round group stage. The Flames made it to the group stage after a 1-0 aggregate win over Botswana on Tuesday at…

FAM spoils flames

Flames players will each get K600 000 game bonus following the team’s qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage. The Flames made it to the group stage after a narrow 1-0 victory over Botswana’s Zebras in the second leg of the preliminary round at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Tuesday. The first-leg ended…

Mwase pleads for support

Flames coach Meke Mwase has pleaded for support from Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the national team’s preparations in Qatar World Cup and African Cup of Nations (Afcon) group stages qualifiers. The coach made the plea after Malawi made it to the group stage of the World Cup qualification following a 1-0 victory over…

Malawi in World Cup group stage

A battle well fought and won. Gerald Phiri Jnr’s 80th minute exquisite penalty on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre sent Malawi into the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualification second round. The result whipped the home fans, whose desperation had grown with every second, into frenzy as the Flames had missed chance after chance. After…

Flames fail to  Scorch zebras

 Malawi’s Flames yesterday held hosts Botswana’s Zebras to a goalless draw in 2022 Qatar World Cup preliminary round qualifiers first leg played at Francistown Sports Complex. Playing away in a hostile environment, the Flames opted to camp in their half and operated on counter attacks. The hosts, on the other hand, were desperate for a…