30 women drilled in sports leadership

At least 30 Malawian female athletes and administrators last weekend underwent a mentorship in sports leadership at the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) in Blantyre. One of the two-day training  facilitators Ivy Kondowe-Chinangwa said the event was part of the 10-year Women Leadership Programme Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five introduced in 2018…

Bullets partner Intosport

Nyasa Big Bullets have roped in sports gear merchants Intosport as the official match ball sponsors. Bullets and Intosport have sealed a year-long deal subject to renewal. Meanwhile, Intosport has provided the People’s Team with 10 official match balls, valued at K1.5 million. Speaking on Monday during the unveiling of the deal in Blantyre, Intosport…

Govt to own BB, Nomads stadia

A new twist to Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets stadium projects shows that the government will own stadia and the two clubs will just be managing them. Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Principal Secretary Chancy Simwaka told a cluster meeting of Parliament on Friday in Lilongwe that the facilities will belong to…

FAM hails Mibawa on Fifa broadcast deal

 Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has hailed Mibawa Television after Fifa engaged the station as the official broadcaster of the Malawi and Botswana World Cup qualifier second leg match on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium. FAM commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola said the association is not surprised as Mibawa worked hard to invest in live…

Mission on

Malawi’s representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) club competitions Masters Security and Nyasa Big Bullets have a date with destiny as they face their opponents tomorrow in return legs. Masters Security host Uganda’s Proline FC at Bingu Stadium in Lilongwe in the CAF Confederation Cup while Nyasa Bullets take on Zimbabwe’s FC Platinum…

Tabitha inspires Suning to victory

China-based Malawi’s football star Tabitha Chawinga scored the only goal of the game on Friday to inspire Jiangsu Suning beat Dalian away in Chinese Women’s Football League. The Malawi national team captain has taken her tally to six goals as Suning keep their unbeaten run and top of the league with 18 points. In an…

Team spirit drives national women’s football team

With limited support, Malawi women’s football team made an impressive showcase at the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) in South Africa. Soft-spoken Malawi national women’s football coach Abel Mkandawire attributed the performance to players’ determination and team spirit. “It’s all about teamwork, determination and spirit of sacrifice. In our Group A, we had…

Flames camp for World Cup game

Flames coach Meck Mwase has named a 33-member squad of local players to start camp today at Mpira Village in Blantyre in preparation for the 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifying games against Botswana. Malawi face Botswana in the preliminary round first leg on September 7 away in Francistown with the return leg set for…

Mwawi finally returns to action

Australia-based Malawian shooter Mwawi Kumwenda finally returned to action for Melbourne Vixens in a game against West Coast Fever on Sunday, a year after rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The former Kukoma Diamonds top-notch shooter contributed three baskets in the last three minutes she played as her team beat West Coast Fever 64-52 Mwawi,…

IPMM urges workers to plan for retirement

Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM), a grouping of human resource professionals, has urged workers to plan for their retirement to avoid becoming destitute in future. Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) director of finance Elwin Sichiola said this on Friday in Blantyre during a continuous professional development workshop IPMM organised for human…

Mwawi returns to action

Australia-based shooter Mwawi Kumwenda is expected to return to action today as her team Melbourne Vixens face Adelaide Thunderbirds in Suncorp Super Netball. Writing on her Facebook page, the Malawian, who missed the Netball World Cup in Liverpool after injury kept her out of action for 12 months, expressed her excitement. “I am speechless. To…

TNM to unveil Katswiri mascot

TNM Plc, sponsors of TNM Super League, will the unveil new mascot Katswiri tomorrow during the Blantyre derby between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers  at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.  TNM public relations and sponsorship manager Limbani Nsapato said the mascot is a sporty and funny character.  He said the mascot  will go around…

Tabitha outshines Nigerian star in Jiangsu victory

China-based Malawi women’s football star Tabitha Chawinga inspired her club to a 1-0 triumph over Shanghai in a Chinese Women’s Super League contest on Saturday. According to Goal.com, Chawinga was the star of the match as her solo effort helped Jiangsu subdue their visitors. Her second goal of the season also embarrassed Shanghai’s Nigeria player…

Flames get ‘fair’ draw

Malawi national football team is in Group B of the 2021 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers alongside Uganda, Burkina Faso and Seychelles/South Sudan following a draw held yesterday in Cairo, Egypt. Burkina Faso are the highest ranked team (50) in the group followed by Uganda (80). Either South Sudan on 168 and Seychelles (194)…

FAM starts Airtel Top 8  final advance ticket sale

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) yesterday started advance sales of tickets for the Airtel Top 8 final between Silver Strikers and Karonga United at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe this Saturday. In an interview yesterday, FAM commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola said buying tickets in advance is cheaper than on the match day. “We…

Central High, hockey body partner in academy project

Central High School, an international high school in Limbe, Blantyre, has partnered Hockey Association of Malawi (HAM) to establish a sports academy at the institution’s campus. Speaking when he signed the  contract at Central High School yesterday, HAM president Khrishna Achuthan said the association will be working with teachers to develop the sport at the…

Malawian archer wins gold in Switzerland

Malawian athlete Arenao David on Sunday won a gold medal in 70 metres (m) contest at Archery Open Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland after beating 39 other archers. The athlete, who is on an International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Solidarity training scholarship in Switzerland, said in an interview that he was impressed with his performance in…

Bullets turn down  Cecafa invitation

Nyasa Big Bullets say they have turned down an invitation to participate at the East and Central Africa (Cecafa) Kagame Club Tournament scheduled for July 7 to 21 in Rwanda.  In an interview yesterday, Bullets administration manager Albert Chigoga said much as they would have loved to participate, the club is committed to TNM Super…