Chessam engages Kamuzu Barracks in tree plant

Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) on Friday planted trees at Kamuzu Barracks Secondary School in Lilongwe. Chessam president Susan Namangale and other senior officials took part in the re-afforestation initiative. The Chessam president, who is the 2018 Malawi National Sports Council’s Sport Awards Best Sports Administrator, said the initiative underlines the importance of trees to…

DMI University exposes raw talent

Saturday was a day well-spent for fun-seekers who attended the DMI University talent show at Organic Gardens in Lilongwe. The day’s programme included showcasing of talent in singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting and  playing of instrument, among other skills. The event, an initiative by DMI University principal the Reverend Sister Ran Jacob  included established musicians Seven…

Malawi boxers face DRC opponents

Malawian boxers face Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opponents on Sunday at the M1 Center Point in Lilongwe. In the main bout, middleweight boxer Chikondi Mtengowaninga Makawa will fight Mulowayi Tshawaka from DRC. Tshawaka has 42 professional fights, winning 28, losing five and drawing nine. In other fights, Yobe Kanyunya takes on Jelomy Bititi, Dickson…

Local tobacco varieties give hope to farmers—Aret

The Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (Aret) says farmers have embraced locally-bred hybrid tobacco varieties. Aret board chairperson Reuben Maigwa said this last week during a field day the research institution organised in  Traditional Authority (T/A) Mazengera in Lilongwe to popularise the varieties. In the past, tobacco growers used to prefer international varieties such as…

Boxing, chess dominate Sports Awards

Chess and boxing dominated Malawi National Council of Sports (MNSC) awards on Friday at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe. The event was graced, by among others, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia, diplomats and African Sports Council Union Region Five chief executive officer (CEO) Stanley Muthoya of Botswana.…

Boy with albinism abducted in Dedza

Goodson Makanjira, a 14-year-old boy in Dedza District, has become the latest victim of abductions of people with albinism after he was reported missing at daybreak yesterday. Malawi Police Service says it has mobilised officers in search for the teenager, who is believed to have been snatched from a family house by unknown assailants. His…

Chiukepo, Gastin Simkonda dropped

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has released names of players to start non-residential preparations for Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and Under-23 Afcon games with Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks strikers dropped. The senior team will play Morocco on March 23 at Kamuzu Sadium in Blantyre while the Under-23 team face Zambia on…

Bullets miss out on Airtel Top 8

Newly crowned TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets will not be part of Airtel Top 8 tournament next season as part of their punishment for causing violence after losing to Blue Eagles in the final in June this year. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has confirmed that Bullets have been disqualified and replaced by…

TNM touts Mpamba as key financial solution

TNM plc says its mobile money transfer service, Mpamba, has evolved to become a financial service solution to customers since its introduction on the market in 2013. Briefing journalists during an end of year media retreat in Mangochi recently, TNM head of Mpamba Chikulupiriro Mphatso said from money transfer to paying utility bills, now Mpamba…

Ammara Brown shines

The much-hyped Ammara Brown, Master KG concert, which took place on Saturday night at the Lilongwe Golf Club exposed some shortcomings on the part of event organisers. Patrons who turned out in large numbers had to endure two hours of inactivity on stage due to power failure. Dan Lu had set the hype with an…

Parliament to summon FAM, RVG January

The Parliamentary Committee on Social and Community Welfare will summon the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) leadership and national coach RVG for a hearing in relation to a petition made by concerned football supporters. Dowa North Member of Parliament (MP) Enos Chitatanga, who received the petition on behalf of the committee, said this after presenting…

BB fan wins motorbike in Zampira Promo

TNM Plc, sponsors of the TNM Super League, on Tuesday presented a brand-new motorbike to a Lilongwe-based Nyasa Big Bullets fan, Chimwemwe Lingison, who won it through the ongoing Zampira Promotion. Lingison said he was excited towin the motorbike, which will assist him as a mode of transport to run hisbusiness. “I sell local chickens…

Bwaila Rotary Club charity golf raises K4m

Bwaila Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament, which took place at the Lilongwe Golf Golf Club (LGC) on Saturday, has raised K4 million. The club’s presidentVijay Mittal thanked golfers and companies that helped towards the cause. “The golf tournament was organised to raise funds for needy students in various schools. We have Tiphunzire Fund which we…

Silver Strikers yesterday overcame a fixture pile-up to beat Nyasa Big Bullets  2-0  to wing into the finals of the Fisd Challenge Cup at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. The Central Bankers, who playedthree crucial games within five days, including an international match, willnow face Be Forward Wanderers in the finals. The Nomads beat Moyale…

Nomads land  into Fisd final

Substitute Joseph Kamwendo’s classic free-kick in the 88thminute of the game gave Be Forward Wanderers a final berth with a 2-1 win overMoyale Barracks in the Fisd Challenge Cup on Saturday at the Bingu NationalStadium in Lilongwe. Victor Mwale had fouled Peter Wadabwa just outside the box and Kamwendo curved the ball past the defence…