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Fam slow to act

Four days after the Airtel Top 8 final ended in violence at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is yet to charge on pepetrators of the incident that brought football into disrepute. Some Nyasa Big Bullets players, fans and officials were seen beating up referee Mischeck Juwa after the final whistle…

Relief!

  Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) says following the latest rankings in which the Queens have maintained sixth position in the world, Malawi has earned automatic qualification to 2019 Netball World Cup. According to a comminique from International Netball Federation (INF) only the five top-ranked—Australia, England, New Zealand, Jamaica and South Africa—were supposed to earn…

FDH cuts partnership with FAM

FDH Bank has terminated its partnership with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) which among others, included K90 million three-year Flames sponsorship. The development comes following controversy over the missing of K4.7 million during Airtel Top 8 semi-final between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers in which the bank was outsourced to sell tickets. In…

FAM suspends use of banks at matches

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has suspended collection of cash at matches under its jurisdiction using banks following a K4.7 million shortage at the recent Airtel Top 8 semi-final between rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers. The suspension comes after the association scrutinised reports from all stakeholders, including FDH Bank, Glory Gate Management,…

RVG, Fam tech team meet

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical subcommittee has asked Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) to include all Malawi’s top players in the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Morocco. The committee, headed by FAM vice-president James Mwenda, made the recommendation after its meeting held on Saturday, after noting that some professional…

Firm speaks on missing k4.2m

Glory Gate Management, a firm that was engaged to provide services during the Blantyre derby between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday, has distanced itself from the ‘missing’ of K4.2 million gate collections. The firm says it is the one which uncovered the shortfall. The gate management firm’s…

I will be world champion come August 4

  South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac Chilemba has vowed to grab the New World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight title when he clashes with Dmitry Bivol. He faces the Russian at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey in a bill which will serve as the co-main event to the card…

Kwesé beams World Cup games for free

  Newly-launched Kwesé Television says it is broadcasting selected matches of the ongoing 2018 Russia Fifa World Cup for free through its free-to-air (FTA) platform. Country manager Wonder Msiska said the company believes premium sports content should be accessible to all Malawians regardless of their economic status, demographics, or where they are. He said: “As…

More woes for Nomads

  It does not rain but pours for TNM Super League defending champions Be Forward Wanderers who have revealed plans to trim the squad to cut expenses, just 10 weeks into the 2018 season. The revelation comes at a time the team is going through a bad patch on the field of play. The Nomads,…

Depleted Bullets  downplay missing 6

  Nyasa Big Bullets say missing six players in the Airtel Top 8 semi-final against rivals Be Forward Wanderers will not have a significant impact on the team’s performance. The rivals clash at Bingu National Stadium tomorrow with the Bullets back four hugely depleted due to injuries. They will be without defenders Pilirani Zonda, Emmanuel…

Queens eye Africa  Championship

  Malawi national netball team, the Queens, have a daunting task of winning this year’s  Africa Netball Championship in Zambia to qualify for the 2019 World Netball Cup. Top five teams—Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa and England—automatically qualify by virtue of their position on the International Netball federation (INF) World Rankings. The others, including…

Nyamilandu defends Morocco bid vote

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has defended his choice of Morocco’s World Cup losing bid at the Fifa Congress yesterday. The North African country’s bid lost 65-134 to a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada. Despite Fifa evaluators scoring the joint bid 4.0 and Morocco 2.7 on a…

World Cup fever

  As the 21st World Cup kicks off this evening in Moscow, Russia, the local football fraternity has not been left out from the biggest football festival’s frenzy. There are mixed views on which team will carry the day after four weeks of pulsating action, but Germany, Argentina. Brazil and Spain stand out. Malawi national…

SA U-20 start preps for Jnr Flames

South Africa Under-20 national football team, Amajita, have started their preparations for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final round qualifiers against Malawi. According to www.iol.co.za, coach Thabo Semong attached three Under-20 players to the squad that took part in the Cosafa Cup. “I am obviously happy that some of our players—Wiseman Meyiwa, Lyle…

‘Firing RVG costly for FAM’

Firing Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) could be easily said than done since sacking him would cost Football Association of Malawi (FAM) millions of kwacha in compensation, Nation on Sunday can reveal. Pressure is mounting on FAM to fire RVG following Malawi’s poor performance at the Cosafa Cup where Malawi, though ranked highly, anchored…

Timely boost for Bullets, Nomads

Rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have timely boosts—ahead of their TNM Super League ties this afternoon—following the return of their key players. Defending champions Wanderers return to action against Red Lions away at Mangochi Stadium while Bullets host Masters Security at Mulanje Park Stadium. The Nomads welcome eight players—Richard Chipuwa, Rafick Namwera,…

Cosafa Cup affects Flames’  Ranking

  Malawi national football team’s poor showing at the ongoing 2018 Cosafa Cup has reflected on the latest Fifa rankings released yesterday. The Flames have dropped four places from 119 to 123 on world rankings for the month of June. Though the most highly ranked in Group B at the regional competition, Malawi finished at…