Boxers in equipment crisis

Despite being a well patronised sport, second only to soccer in terms of patronage on the domestic scene, boxing is facing challenges that threaten the progress of the sport. Among others, Weekend Nation has established that for over five years, boxers in the country have been fighting on makeshift rings, putting boxers at risk to…

Kell Kay comes of age

After months in the studio, urban artist Kell Kay is now set to launch his first project Love After 24 on Saturday at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc). To ensure quality, class and diversity, the artist engaged the expertise of three producers in Henwood, Janta and Tricky Beats produced the album. Briefing The Nation…

Film industry for job creation

Stakeholders at the European Film Festival held in Lilongwe on Friday and Saturday said the film industry has potential to create jobs and earn the country good revenue. European Union (EU) head of delegation Sandra Paesen said Europe’s cinema industry is thriving and producing award-winning films and EU is pleased to support Malawi on the…

Speaker for citizen-centred policies

Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara has bemoaned what she described as the country’s “elite-driven” policies that sideline the poor instead of benefiting them. The Speaker said this when she opened the Strengthening Civic Participation in Policy Discourses on Water and Energy in Malawi meeting organised by Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) and Freedom House in…

Mpoola, Matura shine in Nico Life golf tourney

Lilongwe-based golfer Stafford Mpoola walked tall on the greens of Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) on Saturday after beating a field of 112 golfers to win the Nico Life Insurance Company Limited Golf Tournament. Mpoola had 38 points—17 front and 21 at the back— to count out closest challenger Mohammad SuhailKasmani to second position while  Rashid…

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…

Kananji signs three-year contract with Civil

Civil Sporting Club have roped in Elia Kananji as their assistant coach on a three-year deal. Confirming the former Masters Security FC assistant coach’s hiring, the Civil Servants’ general secretary Ronald Chiwaula said they have taken him on board because he has a number of accolades to his name. “He [Kananji] has proven to be…

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…

Super League players attend FAM coaching course

Some Super League players from Lilongwe took advantage of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) C Licence Coaching Course organised by the Central Region Youth  Football  Committee (CRYFC) to upgrade their coaching skills. Green Harawa, Young Chimodzi Jnr, Blessings Tembo, Thoko Stambuli and Emmanuel Zoya were part of the 63 participants in the week-long course…

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…

Govt hails Japan for supporting sports

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture says it cannot support all sporting activities in the country and that is why it appreciates the help it gets from other partners such as the Japanese Embassy. The ministry’s Principal Secretary Chauncy Simwaka said this on Saturday  at the end of a Karate Championship organised by the Japanese…

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…