The Football Association of Malawi (FAM)  has not benefited from the Puma sports merchandise deal they entered in  2011. Meanwhile, the association’s marketing  department is today expected to explain to the executive committee how the deal  failed so as to map the way forward. In an interview on Thursday, FAM general  secretary Suzgo Nyirenda could…

Super League thrillers on  cards

As campaign for TNM Super League title  mounts, Lilongwe and Blantyre have mouthwatering fixtures today and  tomorrow. At Kamuzu Stadium today, Big Bullets  face team of the moment Kamuzu Barracks (KB) in an encounter likely to be tense  because of feared bad blood flowing between civilian and Army teams. In Lilongwe, Silver Strikers host Moyale …

‘We want our children  healthy’

World Vision Malawi (WVM) has a new  director, Timothy Phiri. He replaced Marco Ngwenya who resigned in September.  Excerpts: Q: Who is Chikondi Phiri? A: I am a 44-year-old Christian Zambian from Eastern Province, Katete, to be  specific. I am an accomplished agricultural engineer, specialising in irrigation  and water management. I have a degree in…

Malawi shakes up KIA over Sadc allowances

Malawi Government through the Ministry of Transport has transfer-listed all the union leaders, including those from the Human Resource Department in reaction to the strike by the Civil Aviation Department at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) over unpaid Sadc allowances. Chairperson of the Civil Aviation Trade Union (CATU), Emmanuel Kamvagugu, has been transferred to Karonga…

Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have been dealt a blow following the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) directive to stop featuring midfielder Harvey Mkacha and defender Mustafa Salimu for failure to pay Silver Strikers a balance of K700 000 for the two players. In a letter dated October 7, addressed to Silver Strikers general secretary Mike Tembo…

Combat Battalion wins Centurion Darts tourney

MDF’s dominance in sports continues as Combat Battalion of Mvera, Dowa won the inaugural K250 000 Centurion Guest House Darts tournament on Saturday in Lilongwe. This is the third major tournament for Combat to win; others were the Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) tournament and the Abdul Gaffar Memorial. Combat’s achievement follows those of Kamuzu…

Police arrest three KIA staff over strike

Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Police have arrested three people in connection with the strike of aviation staff on Monday this week. Both KIA commandant Dicksy Kwataine and Civil Aviation Union (CAU) general secretary Ted Chunga confirmed the arrest of the three in an interview yesterday. The three, Tamandani Silwamba, who works in the Fire Brigade…

One on One: Austin Kasito

Central Region football fans for Big Bullets, Silver Strikers, Mighty Wanderers and Epac FC last weekend raised K15.8 million from an event dubbed Clash of Giants Sports Fundraising Bonanza. Singayazi Kaminjolo (SK) caught up with chairperson of the organising committee Austin Kasito (AK) to hear more about the creative idea. SK: Congratulations on raising money…

FAM beach soccer grand finale today

The inaugural K2 million Football Association of Malawi, (FAM) Beach Soccer Bonanza final starts today as eight teams compete for a K300 000 winner’s purse at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima. According to the organisers, Beach Soccer Malawi (BSM), taking part in the competition are two teams from each of the four beach soccer leagues in…

Balakasi set to avenge Moliati defeat

Zomba-based boxer Wellington Balakasi is in Lilongwe to face lightweight champion Crispin Moliati in a 10-round bout to be staged at the Summit Cultural Centre. Balakasi, who lost to Moliati in Salima through TKO before Army Commander Henry Odillo in the Inter Unit Sports Festival is seeking revenge. “We have prepared well for this fight.…

Blue Eagles and Kamuzu Barracks have said they are ready to face Mighty Wanderers. Wanderers are in the capital and will play Eagles at Nankhaka this afternoon and face Kamuzu Barracks in Dedza tomorrow. The Nomads, who lost to Big Bullets in the Luso TV finals in Lilongwe last Sunday, will want to please their Lilongwe…

BB, KB agree on Chilewe transfer

Kamuzu Barracks are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to win a double this season as they have roped in Lawson Chilewe from Bullets on loan. Both KB and Chilewe confirmed the development in separate interviews. “It is true that I will play the second round of the league with Kamuzu Barracks on loan.…

KB players to get K150 000 each

Kamuzu Barracks FC management has announced that each of their players will get not less than K150 000 (about $375) in appreciation of winning the Carlsberg Cup. The club’s vice-chairperson Lieutenant Duncan Taipi said the players did a great job and it is only fitting that they be rewarded. “It will motivate them to excel…

Bullets clinch Luso honours

Big Bullets recovered from the bad form that has dodged them in the Super League to win the Luso TV Clash of Giants Sports Bonanza after beating Mighty Wanderers 4-3 in post-match penalties at Civo Stadium yesterday. The match was watched by an overflowing crowd that included Minister of Youth and Sports Enoch Chihana and…

BT affair in  Luso final

Blantyre-based giants Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers yesterday qualified for the final of the Luso TV Sports Bonanza at the expense of Lilongwe teams. The matches were played at Civo Stadium in the capital city. Bullets’ veteran striker Heston Munthali’s 42nd goal made the difference as it propelled his side to the final. Diverson Mlozi…

BB to meet Nomads in Luso TV final

Blantyre based teams Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers have made it to the finals of the Luso TV Sports Bonanza at the expense of Lilongwe teams in matches played at Civo Stadium today (Saturday). The final will be played at Civo Stadium tomorrow (Sunday). Veteran striker Heston Munthali counted the most for Bullets as his goal in…

Mr. Malawi’s purse now worth K200 000

Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Association (WAM) has announced that winner of this year’s Mr. Malawi contest will pocket K200 000 (about $500). WAM president Richard Kuwali said they decided to increase the prize of K75 000 (about $185) after getting support from the private sector. “We have received some positive news from our partners and that…