FAM polls aspirants demand voters’ roll

  Two of the three Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential aspirants Wilkins Mijiga and Willy Yabwanya Phiri have cried foul over the confidentiality surrounding the December 12 elections voters’ roll. The two candidates have accused FAM electoral committee of hiding the names of delegates to the elective general assembly while they allege that incumbent…

 Chiukepo eyes Cecafa golden boot

Revived Flames striker Chiukepo Msowoya is one of the favourites for the golden-boot award at the ongoing Confederation of East and Central Africa (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup tournament in Ethiopia. Msowoya has so far bagged two goals. On Wednesday, the Flames stand-in captain was on the scoresheet when the Flames beat Djibouti 3-0. The Big…

Clubs cry foul over K100 000 licensing fee

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is demanding K100 000 ($166.43) from Super League clubs as fee for club licensing to be introduced in the 2016 season. While some clubs have paid the amount, others are complaining that it is on the higher side since they pay K250 000 ($416.09) registration to Super League of…

FAM elections list complete

  Battle lines are finally drawn in Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections after the electoral committee on Wednesday released the final list of contestants for the December 12 polls. The list was released after the appeals committee, comprising a panel of Justice Lovemore Chikopa and George Bakuwa, made determinations on five applications. Two of…

Chilemba unfazed by opponent’s home fans

  Malawian boxer Isaac Chilemba says he is not scared of fighting an opponent who will enjoy massive home support when he faces Eleider Alvarez for the mandatory position in the WBC at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada this Saturday. Alvarez, 31, is originally from Apartado, Colombia, but now resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.…

Malawi ready to roll  out club licensing

  Malawi is capable of rolling out club licensing by 2016 despite several hiccups that plague the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and its teams. Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) chief operations officer Sue Destombes said Malawi had done much of the ground work for the implementation of the Fifa initiative. She said…

Wanderers survive Eagles scare

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers yesterday survived by the skin of their teeth after coming from behind twice to force a 2-2 draw against Blue Eagles in a poorly attended Super League encounter at Kamuzu Stadium. With the battle for the championship already decided, the attention is now on the runners-up spot and relegation battles at…

Somba challengesmwenda candidature

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) vice-presidential aspirant Tiya Somba Banda, has challenged his opponent James Mwenda’s candidature, arguing that he did not submit a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), one of the requirements for contestants of the position at the December 12 polls. Somba, through his lawyer John Gift Mwakhwawa, has faulted the electoral…

Secret ballot at fam polls

For the first time in the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) history, its forthcoming December 12 polls will be conducted by a secret ballot. The development is a departure from previous polls where an open ballot was used. FAM has since engaged Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for technical support. “We will need voting booths, ballot…

BB champs!

  Big Bullets are 2015 TNM Super League champions thanks to a spectacular Jaffalie Chande brace that helped them come from behind to retain the title with a 2-1 victory over stubborn Azam Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium. The title is a record 12th for the People’s Team who have secured it with four games to…

Super League To Have 16 Teams

  Super League of Malawi (Sulom) Extra Ordinary General Meeting held in Lilongwe on Saturday, adopted and ratified a new constitution which has increased the number of Super League teams from 15 to 16 for easy management of the league. “The idea is to have an even number of teams. This means that this season,…

Club licensing by 2016

  Despite majority of Super League teams barely fulfilling requirements set up by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for a club to be licensed, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) wants the initiative to roll out in 2016 season. Sulom has since included in its new constitution an article that gives the league runners a mandate…

Raiply hikes volleyball sponsorship

  Raiply Malawi Limited on Monday increased the sponsorship package for this year’s National Volleyball Championship from K3 million ($5,225.59) to K3.5 million ($6,096.52). Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) general secretary Jairosi Nkhoma said during a media briefing at Mzuzu Sports Office that the increment had come because ladies teams have been incorporated in the…

Malata tries his luck in Mozambique

  Silver Strikers captain Lucky Malata is back from Mozambique where he is reported to have clinched a deal with a Mocambola side, Grupo Desportivo da Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HBC Songo). While confirming Malata’s Mozambique interests, broker of the deal, Nelito James Pondamale, refused to disclose the name of the club. “Yes, he was…

FAM defers Egypt friendly

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has asked Egyptian FA to shift an international friendly against Malawi from November 23 to February 2016. FAM and Egypt FA were planning to have the international friendly this month, but the date clashes with 2015 Cecafa Cup which Malawi will participate as guests, hence the decision to defer…

CECAFA draw out

  The Flames have been drawn against South Sudan, Sudan and Djibouti in Group C of 2015 East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup to be held in Ethiopia from November 20 to December 6. They start the campaign against Sudan on November 23 before facing Djibouti on November 24 and South Sudan on November…

Moyale target top six finish

  Moyale Barracks have given up on the 2015 TNM Super League runner-up defence after dominating the position for the past two seasons. Coach Nicholas Mhango conceded that the 2015 season has been tough for the Mzuzu-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side. “The runner-up spot is no longer within our reach. Right now we are…

Confusion!

  The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) on Tuesday nullified an earlier draw that excluded Malawi from this year’s 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia. The draw, held on Monday afternoon in Addis Ababa, pooled 12 teams into three groups with Group A having Ethiopia, guests Zambia, Tanzania and Somalia.…

Meke Mwase wooing Swazis

Former Flames defender Meke Mwase’s coaching career seems to have taken a big leap in Swaziland where he is Mbabane Highlanders coach. After steering the second tier side to the Swaziland MTN Premier League, Mwase has now become the team’s fans darling as Highlanders lie on position two on the table led by Young Buffaloes.…