FAM presidential candidates  urged to release manifestos

Concerned football citizens, led by former Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Charles Nyirenda, Flames legend Peterkins Kayira and Henry Gome have appealed to FAM Elections’ aspiring candidates to release their manifestos. Speaking on Wednesday during a press briefing in Lilongwe, Nyirenda said candidates in the past unveiled their manifestos a week before the…

Nomads extend lead

Be Forward Wanderers scored a late goal to beat Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe yesterday to extend the lead on the log table to four points. Their arch-rivals Nyasa Big Bullets moved to second position with 32 points after a 3-0 victory over Masters Security at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. It was a…

FAM allays  fears on cup  sponsorship

FAM has allayed fears of an imminent cup competitions’ sponsorship drought amid growing concerns from the football fraternity . This follows the withdrawal of the Carlsberg Cup sponsorship and the uncertainty over the future of Fisd Challenge Cup and Airtel Top 8. The withdrawal of Carlsberg Cup sponsorship and the uncertainty over the future of…

Masters, Proline FC draw

Masters Security failed to use home ground advantage following a goalless draw against Uganda’s Proline FC in the second leg of CAF Confederation Cup yesterday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. Master lost 3-0 in the first leg played in Uganda two weeks ago. Despite enjoying good support from the fans, Masters were far from…

Malawi team leaves  for All Africa Games

The first group of  the Malawi team to take part in the 12th All Africa Games, which starts on Monday, left yesterday for Rabat, Morocco. The team comprises judo athletes—Harriet Boniface and Chifundo Kathewera—who were accompanied  by their Japanese trainer Ryoma Kudo. Malawi team leader of delegation  John Kaputa, who is already in Morocco, said…

Volleyball referees course timely—MOC

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) says the four-day Confederation of African Volleyball (Cavb) national referees course held at Baptist Theological College in Lilongwe will help the country ahead of Zone VI Games in December. Speaking on Sunday during the closing of the course, conducted by Egyptian instructor Waleed Abdelsamand, MOC executive committee member Dennis Kumwenda said…

Community sensitised  on mining project

Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) has advised chiefs and community members from Malingunde, Traditional Authority (T/A) Masumbankhunda in Lilongwe to continue with their lives until the project starts. Cepa director of programmes Herbert Mwalukomo said Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has not yet issued a mining certificate to a mining firm…

Kamuzu Academy alumni donate K1.1m to Queens

Kamuzu Academy’s 1980s cohort has donateed K1.1 million to the Malawi Queens in appreciation of their impressive performance at the just-ended Netball World Cup held in Liverpool, England. Presenting the cheque yesterday at Sunbird Lilongwe, the group’s representative William Nuka said the money is a modest appreciation of the team’s performance at the tournament. “With…

U-17 squad trials Saturday

Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship national team players’ selection mini-tournament, which failed to take place last week, is now set for this weekend. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions and media director Gomezgani Zakazaka said in a statement that four regional select sides, which were assembled following regional trials two weeks ago, will converge at the…

Queens back from Netball World Cup

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Francis Phiso on Tuesday led senior government officials and fans in welcoming the Malawi national netball team from the Netball World Cup held in Liverpool, England where they finished sixth. The Queens arrived through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe aboard a South African Airways plane at 12.20pm. Phiso told…

Massive turnout in JTI Marathon

Danison Nthembulembu  and Yagona Nyasulu beat a pool of 560 athletes to scoop gold in the 2019 Japanese Tobacco International (JTI) marathon that took  place in Lilongwe on Saturday. Nthembulembu won gold in 15-kilometre (km) men’s category after finishing the race in1:04:44 hours hours.  Dingani Soko got silver on second position after clocking 1:16:18 hours…

Eagles down Silver, Masters hold BB

Blue Eagles recovered yesterday from last week‘s loss to TN Stars to down Silver Strikers 2-1 at a nearly full Nankhaka Ground in a bubbly TNM Super League encounter. It was a solid and commanding performance for the Malawi Police Service (MPS) side playing at home on a chilly afternoon. Foster Bitoni scored a brace…