TNM, Sulom flirts with e-ticketing

In a bid to enhance revenue accountability, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and sponsors TNM plc are this season set to introduce e-ticketing for Super League matches using Mpamba mobile money service. TNM plc public relations and sponsorship manager Limbani Nsapato said the development follows successful trials for the past two seasons in selected TNM…

Super League to get SuperSport slot on DStv

Finally, Malawi football is set to get a slot on SuperSport bouquet of television channels carried on the digital satelite television (DStv) satellite platform. This follows the South African channels, owned by Naspers’ offer  to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) to broadcast a TNM Super League magazine fortnightly. Sulom president Tiya Somba-Banda confirmed the development…

Bullets, Nomads get stadia land

Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development yesterday received two sites from Blantyre City Council where government will build stadiums for Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers. The development follows President Peter Mutharika’s pledge in January to construct stadiums for the two domestic football giants. Following meetings with stakeholders Nyasa Big Bullets picked…

Temwa rules Africa

Sweden-based women’s football star Temwa Chawinga tops the scorers chart in Africa’s qualifiers for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Malawian stands proudly at the summit with six goals after the first round of the qualifying tournament. Her China-based sister, Tabitha, is second with four goals. Temwa scored five goals in the 11-1 demolition of Mozambique in…

Sulom changes player suspension rules

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has changed TNM Super League rules and regulations on suspension of players. Following the changes, a player who accumulates three yellow cards will now be suspended for a match. Previously, it only took two yellow cards for a player to be suspended. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said they decided…

Firing RVG not solution —Walter

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says getting rid of Belgian coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has not solved Malawi football’s woes. In an online news conference organised by Bwaila Media Club of Lilongwe on Monday, the FAM president said not renewing the expatriate’s contract which expired on April 1 would not help…

Malawi women’s team to camp overseas

 Once underrated Malawi women’s national football team has now become the beacon of hope for the country after an emphatic 11-1 victory over Mozambique and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) wants the team to camp in Europe if it progresses to the third round of 2020 Olympic qualifiers. Despite getting the lowest funding among all…

Sulom retains players’ transfer process

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has retained processing of Super League players’ transfers using electronic domestic transfer matching system (DTMS). Sulom had stopped handling players’ transfers manually until three years ago when Football Association of Malawi (FAM) took over the process following the introduction of DTMS. DTMS, which is a domestic version of Fifa’s international…

Charity derby

The stage is set for the 2019 Ecobank Chifundo Charity Shield final between bitter rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium. Wanderers were the first to book a place in the final after an emphatic 4-0 trouncing of Masters Security in an early kick-off. Bullets followed after a 2-1…

Atusaye demands due in SA

Flames on-and-off forward Atusaye Nyondo has complained to South Africa’s Players Union over unpaid dues at his National First Division club Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM). The club has allegedly not been paying Nyondo, who signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with the club in January, his full salary. Nyondo said he has only been receiving R10 000…

Expatriates eye RVG job

Four days before the expiry of Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden’s (RVG) contract, some expatriates have already shown interest to take over from the Belgian. However, Football Associations of Malawi (FAM) says as of now there is no vacancy for the job and that its executive committee is yet to meet and decide on the…

Dead and buried

It was  fashion show again as Zambia Under-23 forward Fashion Sakala sealed Malawi’s fate in the joint Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Under-23 Afcon qualifier  with a 39th minute strike at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka yesterday. In a repeat of the first leg on Wednesday, the Belgium-based KV Oostende forward again struck the lone goal…

Battle of Lusaka

Both Zambia and Malawi Under-23 national team coaches say they expect a tough match when two sides clash this afternoon in Under-23 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia. Speaking after losing 1-0 in the first leg at Kamuzu Stadium on Friday, Malawi coach Meke Mwase said they will go…

Zambia supporters eclipse U-23 match

Visitors Zambia turned into ‘hosts’ on Wednesday when their supporters eclipsed Kamuzu Stadium during the Under-23 Afcon qualifier which Malawi lost 1-0. About 100 Zambians clad in their national colours of green, red, black and orange made a deafening noise with music instruments such as drums, trumpets and trombones. Once they started singing, the whole…

Under-23 stutter in first leg

Following Malawi under-23’s 1-0 loss to Zambia at Kamuzu Stadium yesterday, one would have expected gloomy faces from fans, but instead it was business as usual as they trickled out of the stadium with reckless abandon—a clear sign that they are now used to such disappointing results. On a rainy mid-week day, the turnout was…

U-23 aim for Zambia scalp

Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has thrown his weight behind the Under-23 who face Zambia in a crucial Under-23 joint 2020 Olympics and Afcon qualifier this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The Belgian tactician has left the Flames, who play Morocco in a dead rubber 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier this…

Silver, Nomads welcome Airtel draw

Silver Strikers and Be Forward Wanderers will clash in 2019 Airtel Top 8 quarter-finals in a repeat of the 2017 final in which the Bankers won 10-9 on post-match penalties. Speaking after the draw held yesterday at Mpira Village in Blantyre, the two sides, who also clashed in Fisd Challenge final in December last year,…

Tight schedule

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has found itself in a fix following a clash in fixtures for the Flames and Under-23 national football team. The Flames face Morocco in the last 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on March 23 while the Under-23 team faces Zambia in an Under-23 Afcon qualifier with the first…

No more child prisoners

Meet James Faison (not real name), a 45-year-old ex-convict who confesses that he almost committed suicide while serving five years for burglary. He narrates how he gave up on life following the trauma, anxiety and fear he experienced while at Chichiri Prison. “It’s hell out there. Surviving in jail is by grace of God,” says…