Backlash

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu’s statement that he does not play football; hence, he cannot resign due to the Flames’ poor performance has attracted a backlash with Lilongwe and Mzuzu concerned supporters joining Blantyre-based ones’ plans to demonstrate against the beleaguered FAM boss. A highly-charged Nyamilandu told the media that he…

Walter defiant

  Embattled Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday blasted his critics who are calling for his resignation due to the national team’s poor performance, arguing that he does not play football; hence, he is not responsible. After failing to hold the press conference last week, the FAM boss decided to hold it…

Mtawali named in Africa legends match

  Malawi football legend Ernest Mtawali has been named among 18 former  African stars to play in a match to commemorate Equatorial Guinea’s 50 years of independence. The African football legends, drawn from six African nations—Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, Malawi and Ivory Coast—will play against ex- Equatorial Guinea internationals on October 10 in Malabo,…

FAM blocks demos

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) yesterday blocked demonstrations aimed at petitioning the association’s president Walter Nyamilandu to resign and for the Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) to be fired. According to the leader of the concerned supporters, Ajasi Kalowe, FAM has extended an olive branch through the police. “I received a phone call…

Nomads complete Carlsberg party

  The Carlsberg Cup party would have been incomplete without three-time winners Mighty Be Forward Wanderers. The Nomads yesterday completed the 2018 edition quarter-finals list after walloping Dwangwa United 4-1 at Kamuzu Stadium in a match which was beamed live on Mibawa Television. The visitors started poorly as they allowed the Nomads to get an…

End of the road

  Malawi women’s national football team are out of the Cosafa Championship after being thrashed  6-0 by Banyana Banyana in a one-sided encounter yesterday at Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Monitored on Kwese’ television, Malawi were outplayed and outclassed by their experienced and better organised opponents. Ranked 51 in the world by…

‘Playing South Africa will be tough’

Coach Maggie Chombo Sadiki has said she anticipates a tough match when Malawi clashes with hosts Banyana Banyana Monday at Cosafa Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Banyana Banyana took control of Group A after registering a victory in their second match against Botswana on Friday. They lead the table with six points, having…

Nomads await Eagles’ landing

When Be Forward Wanderers and Blue Eagles clash, the match is never short of drama. The last time the two sides met in the first-round at Nankhaka ground in Lilongwe, Wanderers had gone several games without a win. However, the Nomads to put up a five-star performance to triumph 2-0 through Esau Kanyenda’s brace. The…

Malawi women stun Madagascar

Malawi women national football team yesterday lived up to their promise when they stunned Madagascar 2-0 at the Cosafa Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to revive their hopes of making it to the next stage of the competition. After a disappointing start in which Malawi went down 2-0 to Botswana in the opening…

Silver, Bullets in CAF tourneys

  TNM Super League giants Silver Strikers and Nyasa Big Bullets will take Malawi’s slots in 2019 Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competitions, Football Association of Malawi has confirmed. Nyasa Big Bullets will participate in next year’s edition of CAF Champions League while Silver Strikers are vying for the Confederations Cup. The two sides have…

Chester named SPA  Water ambassador

  Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Yamikani Chester has clinched a deal with Lilongwe Beverages Limited to be brand ambassador for one of its products, SPA bottled water. The versatile winger has signed a year-long contract and received an undisclosed signing on fee. He will also get a case of the bottled water and football boots.…

No fanfare for Flames

  Malawi national football team, the Flames arrived home yesterday via Kamuzu International Airport without fanfare after back-back-back losses to Morocco on Saturday in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier and Kenya in an international friendly on Tuesday. Their flight landed at 2am and there was no official from either Football Association of…

Silver, Mafco clash in Carlsberg Cup

  Silver Strikers and Mafco clash yet again this afternoon at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota, this time in Carlsberg Cup round of 16. The match comes after the two sides settled for a goalless draw a week ago at the same venue in a TNM Super League second round encounter. But this time around,…

RVG under pressure

  Some disgruntled football fans are today expected to march to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) offices at Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Blantyre to present a petition demanding the firing of Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG). The supporters, led by Machinjiri-based  Ajasi Kalowe, say they want RVG’s contract terminated following the Flames’ poor perfomance,…

Nyamilandu sticks to guns on Fifa post

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says he will still contest for the Fifa council member post despite Cosafa endorsing South Africa Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan to represent the region. Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) executive committee voted in favour of Jordaan at a meeting in South Africa at…

Cosafa to  discuss  Nyamilandu’s Fifa candidature

The on-going Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) extra-ordinary general meeting (EGM) in South Africa will discuss Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu and other candidates’ intention to contest for Fifa council position. Nyamilandu wants to replace former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi on the Fifa council during Confederation of…

Flames promised special bonus if they beat Morocco

In an effort to motivate Malawi national team players, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has promised a ‘substantial’ bonus for the Flames players if they overcome the Atlas Lions in their 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier tomorrow at Muhammad V Stadium, in Casablanca, Morocco. Malawi government’s official game bonus for the Flames is…

Nomads suspicious of cup draws procedure

Be Forward Wanderers say they are suspicious of cup competition draws procedure because they have of late been pitting ‘some team’ against minnows. Though not directly mentioning their rivals, Nyasa Big Bullets, Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire on Wednesday said they ‘smell a rat’ since one team keeps on being paired against ‘small teams’. He said:…