FAM regrets CHAN pullout

While Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is struggling to organise a strength-testing match for the Flames, their next opponents in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Guinea, are in Rwanda at the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) finals. Guinea’s Syli Nationale on Tuesday qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament after beating Nigeria’s Super Eagles 1-0.…

Nyirenda dumps Caps United

Former Nyasa Big Bullets defender George Nyirenda has terminated his contract with Zimbabwean club Caps United over unpaid signing-on fees. The centre back is now finalising the severing of ties with the club before heading back home. Nyirenda claims Caps failed to pay the signing-on fee after change of club management last year. “I got…

Malawi chess team ranked 126th

Malawi has made notable progress on world chess rankings having moved up from 149 to 126. This is according to latest world rankings released by world chess governing body Fide last Friday. The rankings, which are rationed by considering an average rating of top 10 players of a particular country, show that Russia has maintained…

Mtawali frustrated

  Coach Ernest Mtawali’s mission to South Africa has brought nothing but sorrow after discovering that the majority of the Flames players are idle due to various reasons. The coach wanted 60:40 ratio of professional players to local players in Flames squad that faces Guinea in back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers in March,…

Chipuwa gets K5.5m signing fee

  Mozambique National Mocambola League side CD Chingale have signed Be Forward Mighty Wanderers first-choice goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa at K5.5 million (350 000 meticais) and K520 000 (33 000 meticais) monthly package. Ken Giggs, the agent who is facilitating Chipuwa’s deal, said the club was impressed with the goalkeeper’s performance just three days into the…

Transfer fee cap removed

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will adjust the transfer fee cap of K3 million(about $4 404) set two years ago, in order to adapt to the country’s economic changes. The transfer window opened on January 14 and clubs are busy on the market, but in the meantime, general secretary…

1 400 replicas for Flames not sold

  Some 1 400 Flames replica jerseys worth K21 million (about $30 828) are gathering dust at Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Chiwembe offices more than a year after the launch of the national football team’s Umbro kit. FAM invested K51 million (about $ 74 869) in the business venture with an estimated profit of…

FAM for consolidated broadcasting rights

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) wants broadcasting rights for all local and national team matches consolidated to improve revenue base for the association and Super League clubs. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said in an interview by consolidating all the rights, more revenue can be realised from broadcasting partners. Nyamilandu said: “It has proved that…

Mtawali’s stern test

  Coach Ernest Mtawali has been challenged to chalk back-to-back victories against Guinea in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers as his year-long contract renewal hinges on the Flames’ performance in the two crucial games. FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the Flames have no luxury of dropping points in the forthcoming qualifiers.…

SRFA VP resigns

  Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) vice-chairperson Trouble Kalua has quit his position with immediate effect. According to the resignation letter dated January 12, Kalua states that he has accomplished what he set out to achieve, hence the decision to give others a chance. “To begin with, I believe that I have successfully served the…

FAM rescues SRFA

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has moved in to bail out Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) with K5 million (about $7 269) prize money for last season’s winners after the sponsor, Nsejjere, apparently failed to honour its obligation. FAM general secretary officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed in an interview on Thursday that FAM is currently…

FAM EGM Feb 20

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will hold its extra ordinary general meeting (EGM) on February 20 at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre. The assembly is expected to deliberate on other agenda items which were not discussed during the elective general assembly that took place on December 12 2015 at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.…

FAM Charity Shield in offing

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will this year introduce a Charity Shield to be competed for by TNM Super League, Carlsberg Cup and Standard Bank Knockout Cup champions. FAM intends to stage the inaugural Charity Shield, which has already secured sponsorship, in April just a week before the TNM Super League season kicks off.…

Flames coach pleads

  Malawi national football coaches that succeeded Kinnah Phiri have been performing their duties without a vehicle despite their contracts stipulating that they are entitled to one. The development has prompted the current coach Ernest Mtawali to plead with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to urgently address the issue In the course of presenting his…

FAM warns clubs on licensing

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has warned Super League clubs that are not complying with the club licensing roadmap that they will be barred from participating in all competitions. FAM has written the clubs reminding them that they risk not playing in the Super League in 2016 if they fail to meet minimum requirements. “It…

Deal gone sour

  Ayear after the launch of the K10 million Nsejjere League and K8 million Countrywide Car Hire Cup sponsorships, Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) and the two companies are set to battle in court over the deals. The two sponsorships were launched in January 2015. After a few games were played, Countrywide Car Hire Cup…

Nomads’ Be Forward sponsorship intact

  After months of uncertainty Mighty Wanderers have finally announced that Be Forward sponsorship is intact. Wanderers will get K105 million for the 2016 season following Be Forward’s renewal of the sponsorship agreement. The announcement was made at a stakeholders meeting on Friday at their club house in Blantyre. The meeting, attended by executive committee…

Flames up three places on rankings

The Malawi national football team has started the year by rising three places on the Fifa rankings for January. The Flames, who dropped 12 places in December, are now on position 106 on the latest ranking. This is despite the Flames being inactive for good part of December. Malawi is on position 30 in Africa…