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…

TN Stars hail Ghanaian goalkeeper for good run

TN Stars have commended their technical panel and  players, especially Ghanaian goalkeeper Blackstone Kotei, for registering  four consecutive wins, including three clean sheets Kasungu-based TN Stars beat Blue Eagles 1-0 on Monday at Kasungu Stadium. The win followed triumphs over Masters Security 2-0, Civil Sporting 1-0 and Chitipa United 2-1 under new coach Phillip Nyasulu…

Govt hails K48m Zamm U-17 schools tourney

Government and Football Association of Malawi  (FAM) yesterday took turns to commend Zamm Investment for sponsoring the Under-17 schools football tournament to the tune of K48  million. During a press briefing at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Zamm Investment director Zacharia Tutla announced that they have partnered Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) in sponsoring the…

Silver strike gold

 Silver Strikers survived Karonga United’s relentless attack to win the Airtel Top 8 Trophy for the second time in three years. Khuda Muyaba scored the only goal of the match in the 42nd minute for the Bankers to pocket K15m prize money in a tough encounter at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. Karonga United entered…

Health workers drilled in data management

Kuunika Data for Action Project, a Ministry of Health initiative, has trained about 180 health workers from Lilongwe District in health information management systems. Speaking during the workshop at Mponela in Dowa, the project’s health specialist Martha Saidi said the training followed a research the project conducted in 2017 which exposed health workers’ knowledge gaps…

FAM spoils Flames players

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has lived up to its promise to reward national team players after a good run at the just ended Cosafa Cup that took place in South Africa. FAM promised to pay the players a special bonus after the team qualified for the quarter-finals. The Flames lost to Zambia on…

Bashir bout moves to July 20

Female boxer Anisha Bashir’s World Boxing Council (WBC) silver lightweight bout against Scottish Chantelle Cameron has been moved from June 28 to July 20 in London, England. In an interview on Friday, Bashir said the development has forced her to return home from Zimbabwe where she was training at Clyed Musonda’s Delta Force Boxing Academy.…

Rank outsiders chase Airtel money

Finalists of the third edition of the Airtel Top 8 will be identified this weekend with three rank outsiders—Masters Security, Karonga United and Mzuni FC—in contention for the K15 million ultimate prize. The three teams, which were rank outsiders, defied the odds to reach the last four of the competition in only their first appearance.…

National youth football body supports Dedza Hospital

National Youth Football Association (NYFA) and First Capital Bank sponsors of the Under-20 national football league  yesterday donated assorted items to  Dedza District Hospital. The items included resuscitation set , 10 mattresses, weigh scale and digital blood pressure testing machine, valued at K500 000. NYFA president Chimango Munthali said the money used to buy the…

Dedza farmers to start selling homogenised milk

  Dzawonewekha Dairy Farming from Linthipe in Dedza is now processing and packaging milk for sale courtesy of a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) donation of a homonigiser machine and an artificial insemination kit. In an interview, Luanar Capacity Building for Managing Climate Change in Malawi (Cabmacc) Programme advisory committee board chairperson…

Malawi team in camp for All Africa Games

    Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has called 34 athletes into camp in preparation for the All Africa Games and Cape Verde Games. The 34 athletes are from judo, athletics, archery and table tennis and have camped at MOC Olympia Africa Village in Lilongwe. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, MOC technical officer James Mangani…

Govt, FUM unveil K2bn nutrition project in Ntchisi

  Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development in partnership with Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) on Friday unveiled an Adolescent Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Pilot Project in Ntchisi. Speaking during the launch of the $2.7 million (about K2 billion) project, the ministry’s deputy director of agriculture extension services, Anderson Chikomola, said the project is being implemented in collaboration…

In a bid to improve performance of the national football and netball teams, government through Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development is set to launch a national talent identification exercise. In an interview on the sideline of a briefing of the project to stakeholders in Lilongwe, director of sports James Ndalama said government…

BB move third, Silver falter

Nyasa Big Bullets have moved to third position on the TNM Super League log table after thrashing Ntopwa FC 4-1 yesterday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The defending champions had no problem dismissing the newly promoted outfit in a one-sided affair which saw man of the match Dalitso Sailesi, Gomezgani Chirwa, Chiukepo Msowoya and Nelson…

Africa has potential to dominate sports—govt

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia said Africa has potential to dominate the world in sports. She was speaking yesterday during the opening of African Union Sports Council (Ausc) Region 5 executive meeting currently underway at Sunbird Capital. Malawi is hosting the Ausc conference which has drawn delegates from Zambia, Angola,…

SA-based boxer Phiri knocks out Gwayani

South Africa-based boxer Hannock ‘Hardknocker’ Phiri beat Byson Gwayani through technical knockout (TKO) in the seventh round in a thrilling non-title fight at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe on Sunday. Phiri sent Gwayani to the canvas in the sixth round with a right punch followed by left to the temple. He delivered a similar package…

Bring it on!

Battles for the 2019 Airtel Top 8 honours begin this afternoon with potentially explosive quarter-final first legs in Blantyre and Kasungu as four teams seek to have a spring in their step ahead of the second legs. Setting the tone at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre will be Be Forward Wanderers, who host inaugural winners Silver…