Cwed gears up for Coca-Cola final

Central West Education Division (Cwed) has engaged some Super League teams in its preparations for the 2013 Copa Coca-Cola finals scheduled for August 2 in Mzuzu. The Cwed team will play Civo United tomorrow at Civo Stadium. This is the second fixture following a 1-1 draw against Epac FC on Wednesday. “We also have a…

The long-awaited finals of the Copa Coca-Cola schools tournament, which is being sponsored by Carlsberg Malawi Limited, commence tomorrow in all the regions of the country.   Carlsberg Malawi communications officer Towela Piling has since urged Super League clubs and national team technical staff to patronise the matches.   “This is the opportunity for them to unearth…

Chief courts Fawema to halt school dropouts

Increased school dropout rates among girls in Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe has forced chiefs in the area to court the Forum for African Women Educationalists (Fawema) Malawi chapter- (Fawema) to intervene. Group Village Head Tseketse said early marriages and long distance from schools have affected girl’s education in the area. Available statistics show that…

Saintfiet names Cosafa Squad

Flames new coach Tom Saintfiet has named a 20-man squad for the 2013 Cosafa tournament currently underway in Zambia. He has kept faith with most players used by assistant coach Edington Ng’onamo in his squad that is set to leaveWednesday for Lusaka. The only omissions are goalkeeper Charles Swini, defender Lucky Malata, midfielders Patrick Gunde, Robert…

Bad luck dogged my career—Coach

Flames new expatriate coach Tom Saintfeit has said his coaching career in Africa has been overshadowed by bad luck and not necessarily underperformance. Saintfeit said this when the Football Association in Malawi (FAM) unveiled him as Flames caretaker coach on Tuesday at Civo Stadium in the capital, Lilongwe. The 40-year-old Belgian, who was in the company of…

Mambas spoil Flames’ party

Malawi 0 Mozambique 1 The Flames on Saturday put up a disappointing performance in front of the first family against Mozambique’s Mambas that spoilt the country’s 49th independence celebrations after going down 0-1 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Everything was going well starting from traditional dances to the Queens 45-36 victory over Zambia. President Joyce…

K1m weightlifting on this month

Weightlifting Association of Malawi (WAM) has announced that the long-awaited Presidential Initiative on Sports tournament will take place on July 27 at the Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC). WAM president Richard Kuwali has since called on weightlifters to register for the competition. “Like I said before, the delay was due to lack of equipment. But now…

Chairperson of the organising committee of the K100 million Joyce Banda Foundation Inter-Constituency Football and Netball Leagues Sponsorship Yusuf Matumula, has assured the country that they will soon announce the dates for the tournament. In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Matumula said the delay was due to the busy working schedule of President Joyce Banda. “We…

FAM targets MPs, executives for fundraising

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has this week admitted failure to market the game to make it more lucrative and self-sustaining. Weekend Nation established this week that FAM lacks a viable marketing strategy to enable it to stop depending on government. This has forced the association to turn to parliamentarians and business executives to help…

Mafco dare Silver in PIS finals

The stage is set for Silver Strikers and Mafco to battle for the prestigious Presidential Cup in the competition’s first all-Central Region final. The two clubs will take to the Civo Stadium pitch tomorrow in a clash so unpredictable, with both teams facing the chance to rewrite their records. The best Silver have managed in this competition…

Blantyre United stumble in Lilongwe

  Blantyre United secured just a point from their TNM Super League fixtures against Blue Eagles and Epac FC in the Central Region on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The club’s technical director Lawson Nakoma attributed the poor show to inexperience, saying they are still building a new team. “It really has been a bad start to the league .We…