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…

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)…

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…

Bingu Stadium operates at a loss

Contrary to government officials, including President Peter Mutharika assurance that Bingu National Stadium (BNS) would be generating enough revenue, the facility is struggling to make ends meet. Built with a $70 million (about K50 billion) loan from China, payable in 20 years, the stadium is failing to attract potential top-flight league teams because of high…

Phiri Jnr steals show at Cosafa

Malawi capped a sterling performance at Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) tournament with midfielder Gerald Phiri Jnr named Player of the Tournament during the prize presentation yesterday. Phiri Jnr, who bagged three goals, was a joint-top scorer with compatriot Gabadinho Mhango and Mauritian Ashley Nazira. The Flames also won the fairplay award and…

Flames gear up for Cosafa

Malawi national football team starts the Cosafa Cup campaign today against Seychelles in the opening Group B game at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban with interim coach Meke Mwase hoping for victory. Mwase came into the spotlight after a near-perfect Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-20 campaign and later with the Under-23 in the Olympic…

Malawian athletes shine   in South Africa marathon

  Three Malawian athletes Doris Fisha, Nalicy Chirwa and Grevazio Mpani put up a superb performance to win medals in the Empondoland Marathon and Half Marathon held in Eastern Cape on Sunday. According to www.finishtime.co.za, Fisha clocked 2:54:11 hours (hrs) to win gold medal and R10 000 (about K520 000). This was her first race…

Meke drops Chiukepo

Malawi national football team coach Meke Mwase has dropped veteran striker Chiukepo Msowoya in  the 34-man provisional squad released to start camping today at Mpira Village for Cosafa Cup. The Bullets striker was dropped with Khuda Muyaba and Gastin Simkonda—his striking partners for the e-Swatini (formerly Swaziland) Africa Cup of Nations Championship (Chan) games in…

Two Malawian athletes land South Africa deals

Two Malawian athletes Grevazio Mpani and Doris Fisha have secured deals with Orcas Academy Athletics Club of South Africa. The two athletes secured the deals barely two months after their compatriot Nalicy Chirwa joined the Durban club. A letter dated April 21 2019 signed by the club’s chairperson Mthokozisi Khuzwayo states: “With reference to your…