Chaos in athletics camp

Barely a week after Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) called 21 athletes into camp at OlymAfrica Sports Development Centre in Lilongwe, some athletes have complained of poor conditions. The situation has forced three of the country’s top athletes Kefasi Kasiteni, Mphatso Nandolo and Grevazio Mpani to leave the camp after AAM’s failure to address their…

Supporters to cheer Under-23 in Lusaka

Mpira M’mudzi Mwathu, a non-governmental organisation formed by National Youth Football Association chairperson  Chimango Munthali, has organised a trip to Zambia to cheer the Malawi Under-23 national team when it faces the hosts in Under-23 Afcon qualifier on March 24.  The first leg will be played on March 20 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Munthali…

Flames second replica jerseys consignment in

A second consignment of Malawi national football team’s replica jerseys has been cleared by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA). Football Association of Malawi  (FAM) commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola said yesterday MRA cleared the 1 875 International Sports Apparel Design Institute (Isad) apparel jerseys which arrived on Thursday last week. He also said the consignment, which…

MUM to open chapters in South Africa

Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM) is set to get closer and reach out to its South Africa-based music artistes by opening branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The union is set to hold executive committee elections for Johannesburg and Cape Town tomorrow. This will bring the number of its chapters to five, others being Southern,…

Athletes camp for World-Cross Country

Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) has released names of athletes to start preparations for the World Cross Country Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 30. AAM general secretary (GS) Frank Chitembeya said they have earmarked National Cross Country; 10 kilometres (km) senior men winner Cephas Kasteni, runners-up Chancy Master, 8km junior men champion James Ponde…

Bullets call for bonanza sponsors

Nyasa Big Bullets have called for sponsors to partner them in the four-team international bonanza scheduled for March 1, 2 and 4 at Kamuzu Stadium. The bonanza will involve Bullets, their rivals Be Forward Wanderers, Chicken Inn FC of Zimbabwe and Mozambique’s Ferroviaro De Nampula. Bullets administration manager Albert Chigoga said the team has pumped…

FAM orders new replica jerseys

ootball Association of Malawi (FAM) has ordered another consignment of  Flames replica jerserys from new kit sponsors, International Sports Apparel Design Institute (Isad). FAM signed a three-year deal with Isad after previous deals from Adidas, Puma, Umbro flopped. The South African firm, owned by former Fulham and Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagiso Dikgacio, was engaged after…

FAM courts broadcasters

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is hosting media broadcasting rights workshop today at Chiwembe Village in Blantyre. The workshop follows a recommendation by the competitions committee meeting a couple of weeks ago which, among other issues, noted an improvement in football live broadcast. The workshop also comes after a defunct privately-owned Beta Television failed to…

FAM faulted for sponsoring APM’s nomination

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been faulted for sponsoring President Peter Mutharika’s nomination papers’ presentation on Friday to advertise the Rough Diamonds tournament held last weekend at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. FAM sponsored on taxparer-funded MBC television and Radio One the live broadcast of  Mutharika’s presentation of nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission…

Top refs demoted

The world football governing body Fifa has stripped Malawi’s top centre referees Dennis Nguluwe, Patrick Ngoleka and Mercy Mziya and assistant referees Hendrix Maseko and Feston Kusekuse of their badges. They have since been replaced by Gift Chiko, Godfrey Nkhakananga and Rose Zimba while Gabriel Mafuleka and Joseph Nyauti have taken the slots of the…

FAM targets Mabedi

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) targets to get former Flames captain Patrick Mabedi into the Flames coaching panel. FAM’s move comes after the former Nyasa Big Bullets and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs’ captain was sacked as assistant coach for the Amakhosi early this month. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said in an interview the association would…

Bullets visit Qech’s Children’s Ward today

Barely two days after officially being crowned TNM Super League champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, will cheer patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) Chidren’s Ward today as part of Christmas festivities. Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said the team decided to cheer the children to motivate them to become the best they can be.…

Bullets offer paid-up members free game

Nyasa Big Bullets have given a chance to ordinary paid-up members to watch for free their last Super League game against Civil Sporting Club at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday.  Bullets marketing executive Kelvin Moyo said the offer was in recognition of their support to the team. “The game against Civil Sporting Club, which…

Gaba’s Wits future lies on contract

South Africa based professional Gabadinho Mhango says he is not panicking over his Bidvest Wits future after falling down the pecking order. The former Nyasa Big Bullets striker has been sidelined in the Bidvest’s starting line-up this season and he was unused substitute in the team’s two-all draw league game against Golden Arrows on Wednesday.…

Malawian wins gold in judo at Region V

Malawian athlete Abigail Soko won a gold medal in judo after defeating a South African opponent Faith Sookane in women’s 44-kilogramme (kg) contest at African Union Sports Council Region Five Games in Botswana. She also combined with aMozambican to win bronze in a mixed team event. Judo Association of Malawi (JAM) general secretary Osbourne Banda…

Under-20 lose to DRC at Cosafa

Malawi Under-20 national team paid heavily for lack of preparation after losing 3-1 yesterday to DRC in the final group game of the Cosafa Under-20 tournament. Malawi started by giving false hopes when Chikaiko Batison scored barely a minute into the game. But before the euphoria had died, DRC equalised in the 8th minute and…

Govt to establish sports academy

Govt to establish sports academy Amid sports associations’ concern about inadequate funding,Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, has embarked on an ambitious plan to establish a sports academy in a bid to enhance sports development in the country. Sports associations took turns to express their concern over inadequate funding from government during a…

Malawian clubs struggle at Zone VI tourney

  Blue Eagles men and women volleyball teams lost all their games at Confederation of African Volleyball Zone VI Senior Championship in Durban, South Africa. Blue Eagles Men lost all games in all sets 25-0, 25-0, 25-0 to Zimbabwe’s Harare City; 25-12, 25-21, 25-16 to Botswana’s Kutlwano; 25-12, 25-20, 25-20 to Manpower of Namibia and…

Kwimbira to officiate World Cup in France

  Fifa assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira-Mzika has been selected for women’s football 2019 France World Cup after officiating at Ghana 2018 women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), including Saturday’s final between Nigeria and South Africa. This is her second consecutive selection for the World Cup from the provisional officiating team after impressing during the past…