Giants snub bonanzas

Those that take advantage of the season break to organise bonanzas will have to involve other Super League teams excluding Big Bullets and Be Forward Mighty Wanderers who want their players to rest. The two Blantyre-based giants share the biggest supporters’ base and are often a target of bonanzas organisers. Bullets vice-general secretary Kelvin Moyo…

The year of nothing but the Cosafa Plate

The 2015 started with questions still lingering on the performance of the Flames coaches Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana following a botched up Africa Cup of Nations campaign. The Flames’ next assignment was 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifiers in which the Flames were pitted against Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Guinea. But before the…

Bingu Stadium not ready to host guinea

Uncertainty surrounds Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) plans of hosting Guinea at the newly-built Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on March 23 after the Ministry of Sports and Culture said the facility is not ready. The Flames travel to Guinea for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier on March 23 and a…

A year Malawi boxers struggled

  In 2015, boxing was one of the sports codes that enjoyed massive support. Unlike 2014 when less than 10 professional boxers fought the international stage, this year saw the figure rise to 20. New Dawn Boxing Promotions and No Pain No Gain Boxing Promotions made sure local boxers were not starved of international fights.…

Busy schedule for Flames, junior sides

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) intends to register for all Confederation for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) competitions next year. Mauritius will host the Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship in July, South Africa will host the Under-20 tournament while Namibia will host the Cosafa Cup in May next year. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said the…

Creditors squeeze BB

  Winning the TNM Super League might have brought smiles on the faces of the Big Bullets supporters, but it has also attracted a swarm of creditors who are knocking on the club’s door. Bullets owe several companies, individuals and organisations including Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Super League of Malawi (Sulom), a loan-shark and…

Sulom clears air on Golden Boot Award

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has announced that the Golden Boot Award will be shared between Big Bullets red hot striker Chiukepo Msowoya and Red Lions marksman Innocent Bokosi. The two strikers tie at 14 goals apiece after Chiukepo scored a goal in the last game of the season against Civo United on Sunday which…

Awards selection process raises questions

  Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has maintained the old system of selecting outstanding players for annual awards despite promising to restructure the process at the beginning of the 2015 season. In 2014, Sulom came under heavy criticism for using a panel comprising its executive committee members to conduct the selection and the organisation pledged…

REVENGE MISSION

  The TNM Super League champions designate Big Bullets kick-started their campaign at Civo Stadium nine months ago with a 2-1 win over Silver Strikers. This afternoon they return to the venue to wrap up the season with a vendetta against Civo United who booted them out of the Standard Bank Knockout Cup. The embarrassing…

FAM revenue hits k1.2bn

  For the first time Football Association of Malawi (FAM) revenue hit K1.2 billion (about $1.8million) in the 2014/2015 financial year, according to the association’s audited accounts. The revenue from various sources such as Fifa, government, gate collections, television rights and sponsors is double that of the previous year. In 2013/2014 financial year, FAM’s total…

Sulom VP in Egypt for CAF workshop

  Super League of Malawi (Sulom) vice-president Daud Suleman is attending Confederation of African Football (CAF) match coordinator’s workshop in Egypt. The training will culminate into the vice-president qualifying as CAF match coordinator, a pivotal role in organisation of matches. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed the development and said he had recommended Suleman for the…

Sulom introduces referees award

  Super League of Malawi (Sulom) will award outstanding referees for the 2015 season at the TNM Super League prize presentation gala. This will be the first time in the history of Malawi football. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said it was high time the country recognised the role referees play in the game of…

No Cosafa women, beach soccer tourneys

Women’s football and beach soccer have been dealt a blow after Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) announced the postponement of the two regional tournaments. The competitions were scheduled to take place next year and Malawi was geared to participate so as to leave a mark on the international scene. But Cosafa announced at…

Dedza relegated, Epac survive

  One had to go. Epac FC yesterday survived by the skin of their teeth after coming from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory over Dedza Young Soccer Saints in a temperamental TNM Super League encounter at Civo Stadium. The result effectively condemned the rookies back to the Chipiku League. Epac needed to win at…

Mwawi scoops MBC award

  Malawi’s only netball export Mwawi Kumwenda was on Friday named the Innovative Sports Personality of the Year. The award was presented by Minister of Sports ad Culture Grace Chiumia at Innovations Awards Gala held at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre. She recieved a trophy, K500 000 and a paid for one month…

Clubs owe Sulom K12m

  The 2015 TNM Super League season concludes next week but almost all the clubs owe Super League of Malawi (Sulom) some money in registration and affiliation fees. Sulom general secretary Williams Banda confirmed that the clubs owe Sulom about K12 million (about $18,909). The general secretary has since urged clubs to pay the money…

FIFA aspirants date COSAFA

  The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosfa) will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) in Johannesburg this Saturday where Fifa presidency aspiring candidates will sell their manifestos. The candidates will take advantage of the presence of 14 Cosafa member associations presidents to campaign. The presidential candidates, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Jerome Champagne…

Chiukepo, Bokosi tie at 13 goals

  Big Bullets hitman Chiukepo Msowoya and Red Lions striker Innocent Bokosi are now tied at 13 goals apiece after the People’s Team striker scored a brace in the champions designate’s 2-0 victory over Fisd Wizard at Kamuzu Stadium on Wednesday. Following the win, Bullets have taken their tally to 63 points from 27 games—16…

FAM feels pinch of botched AGM

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is struggling to recover from the failed annual general meeting (AGM) as the association needs about K2.9 million (about $ 4,604) legal fees and a further K17 million (about $ 26,994) for an extra ordinary general meeting (EGM). On Wednesday, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu admitted that the association is…