Flames cry foul on Cosafa dues

Despite the Malawi national football team’s impressive performance at the Cosafa Cup in Durban, South Africa, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is yet to pay players their full external travel allowances and game bonuses. The association only paid the players allowances up to the last group stage match apparently in anticipation that they would not…

Flames, Bafana clash in final

Malawi national football team’s moment of truth is here as the Flames face South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Cosafa Plate final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. To make it to the Plate final, Malawi beat fellow losing quarter-finalists Comoros 2-1 on Tuesday. South Africa sealed their Plate final berth with a come-from-behind 1-1 draw…

Flames discover scoring boots

Put in 10 in 5 games, beat RVG’s 6 in 22 Malawi national football team’s goal-drought is suddenly a thing of the past after the Flames netted 10 goals in five games at the on-going 2019 Cosafa Cup in South Africa. Yet the same team with the same players under Belgian coach Ronny Van Geneugden…

BB, Masters get CAF greenlight

Nyasa Big Bullets and Masters Security will represent Malawi in Confederations of African Football (CAF) club competitions after beating May 31 deadline to fulfil requirements. Bullets will be Malawi flag carriers in CAF Champions League while Masters Security are returning to the Confederations Cup after a year’s break. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) club licensing…

Flames face Zambia in quarter-finals

Malawi national football team face Zambia’s Chipolopolo today in Cosafa Cup quarter-final at Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban, South Africa. The Flames will be hoping that their fairytale journey at the regional competition soars as they face the noisy neighbours who,  ironically, call Malawians ‘achimwene’. (brothers) Indeed, there is no love lost between the two…

RVG ‘proud’ of Flames

Immediate past Flames mentor Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has congratulated the Flames on reaching the quarter-finals at the ongoing Cosafa Cup in Durban, South Africa the first time in four years. The coach, who left the scene in March this year after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) decided not to renew his contract, said he…

Sulom suspends matches due to security

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has suspended all TNM Super League matches until further notice due to post elections violence. The league runners, initially released five fixtures Tuesday, including the Capital City derby between giants Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club set for Saturday at Silver Stadium. Masters Security were expected to travel to the…

Flames interim coach Meke Mwase says he will rest the bulk of his key players in today’s dead rubber Cosafa Cup Group B fixture against Mozambique’s Mambas at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban, South Africa. The rested players are expected to lie in ambush for the quarter-final clash against seeded Zambia’s Chipolopolo, who join the…

Flames in Cosafa quarter-final after four years

Malawi national football team yesterday set up a Cosafa Cup quarter-final clash  against neighbours Zambia’s Chipolopolo after coming from behind to beat  2015 champions Namibia 2-1 at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa. The Flames proved their 3-0 win over lowly-ranked Seychelles was not a fluke by following it up with yet another…

FAM advertises Flames coaching job

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has finally advertised the post of Flames coach which is open to both locals and expatriates. Unlike the case with Belgian Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG), who secured the job without FAM advertising the post and was hired because he was the most affordable, this time the football governing body is…

SA club clears Kamwendo

  Free at last. Former Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo has been cleared by South African National First Division (NFD) outfit Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) FC, paving way for his fifth return to Be Forward Wanderers. The clearance signed by the club’s administrator, Langton Kondo reads: “This is to certify that Joseph Kamwendo with passport number…

Meke follows RVG’s footsteps

  Flames coach Meke Mwase has named his final 20-man squad for the 2019 Cosafa Cup which has largely former coach Ronny Van Geneugden’s favourites, thereby maintaining the Belgian’s philosophy of promoting up and coming players. While most of the contestants have opted for senior players, Mwase has included just five foreign-based players who have…

Time to make Malawi proud—CJ

  Mozambique-based midfielder John ‘CJ’ Banda says it is time for the Flames players to prove their worth at this year’s Cosafa Cup scheduled for Durban, South Africa. CJ, who jetted into the country on Tuesday, said Malawi must target the knock-out stages of the regional competition to be held from May 25 to June…

Mzuni query Sulom

  Mzuni FC have demanded full points and a refund of expenses from Super League of Malawi (Sulom) following the postponement of their TNM Super League match against Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday. The Mzuzu-based outfit has blamed Sulom for its alleged indecisiveness which resulted in the cancellation of the game on the match day despite…

Big Bullets fume at civil

  Nyasa Big Bullets have threatened to take legal action against Civil Sporting Club after the Lilongwe-based outfit claimed that some of their players fixed the TNM Super League match against the People’s Team which they lost 6-0 on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The Lilongwe-based giants’ executive committee on Monday summoned the technical…

Pressure mounts for Wanderers

  Beleaguered TNM Super League giants Be Forward Wanderers have attributed the team’s poor performance to erratic pre-season preparations in which their head coach Bob Mpinganjira was away on national team duty. However, the Nomads supporters have stressed that the club executive is to blame for the team’s predicament and that it must resign following…

Nigerian legend to visit flood victims

  Nigerian football legend Yakubu Ayegbeni is expected to jet into the country today to inspect sports facilities affected by Cyclone Idae in Nsanje and Chikwawa districts. During the visits the former Nigerian’s Super Eagles striker, who is the only African player to score a Champions League hat-trick on debut, will assess the damage caused…

FAM earns Fifa praise

  World football governing body Fifa has commended Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for successful implementation and utilisation of Forward Programme funds to transform Mpira Village at Chiwembe in Blantyre. Fifa says the FAM model is worth emulating by other member associations. Fifa football facilities and income generation programmes manager Daniel Krebs underscored the importance…

‘Have self belief’

Malawi national football team  caretaker coach Meke Mwase wants his charges to have self belief as the Flames face e-Swatini’s Sihlangu this afternoon in a first-round second leg of the Championship of African Nations (Chan) at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. After a goalless draw in Manzini, e-Swatini, the pressure shifts to Flames, who must win…