Bullets defender off to Moldova for trials

A window of opportunity has opened for Nyasa Big Bullets blossoming centre-back Charles Petro who is set to undergo trials at Moldovan top-tier side FC Sheriff Tiraspol. Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said in an interview yesterday that the 20-year-old defender is expected to leave today for the Eastern European nation for the month-long…

6 Super League teams wary of 2020 funding

Some of TNM Super League teams anticipate a tough 2020 season if they will not secure steady sponsorship. Northern Region’s newly-promoted Ekwendeni Hammers,, Chitipa United, Karonga United and Mzuzu Warriors (formerly Mzuni FC), TN Stars from Central Region and Southern Region’s Ntopwa FC have say they face a gloomy future. The six teams have been…

Controversy over BB stadium land

Controversy surrounds Nyasa Big Bullets stadium site land President Peter Mutharika promised to Men Growth Centre in Blantyre regarding owership.build for the team near Money A teacher at the school, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the land that Bullets’ stadium project was given is for Zingwangwa Secondary School. The teacher said: “The ministry…

Bullets come of age for CAF

TNM champions Nyasa Big Bullets have come of age to compete in the CAF Champions League after failing at the first hurdle on two previous attempts (2018 and 2019). This follows a nod from sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company for the People’s Team to take part in CAF Champions League for the third consecutive year. Nyasa…

Rookies triumph in Msowoya U-14 tourney

Rookies Young Juve beat Makata Primary School 1-0 at MDC Stadium in Blantyre to win Alick Msowoya Under-14 tournament on New Year’s Eve. The entertaining match lived up to its billing as prospective stars showed a lot of promise. Makata should blame themselves for missing chances, including a penalty gifted Young Juve the title through…

Pasuwa dares players to  be serious

Champions Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa has cautioned players to take football seriously as a career. The Zimbabwean coach was speaking in an end-of-season press briefing this week where he disclosed that he noticed that most players were casual when he took over the team last year. “Players should take football as their life.…

Chilemba wins comeback fight

South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba produced a golden performance on Friday when it mattered most to beat Russian boxer Alexander Kubich in an eight-round non-title cruiserweight bout in Thessalonika, Greece. The unanimous points decision victory, was what he needed to avoid a second consecutive loss, which would have put the future of…

MOC drills sports administrators

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) at the weekend drilled sports administrators during a two-day course held in Blantyre. Speaking during the closing ceremony on Sunday, MOC vice-president Flora Mwandira said they organised the course for associations’ presidents and general secretaries to sharpen their skills and knowledge about Olympic values. “We chose associations’ presidents and general secretaries…

Old Mutual sponsors two  athletes for Soweto Marathon

Old Mutal  Malawi plc has honoured its pledge to sponsor two athletes to participate in  the Soweto Marathon set for Sunday in South Africa. The financial services group promised to sponsor men’s and women’s  champions in the 21 kilometres (km) Zomba Run4Reforestation race held on September 7 which Kefasi Kasiteni and Doris Fisha won to…

Nadolo, Chirwa win Blantyre Marathon

Up-and-coming athlete Mphatso Nadolo beat stiff competition to win the 42.193 kilometres (km)  Blantyre Marathon yesterday in 2:29:36. The 23-year-old athlete, who was introduced to athletics three years ago, beat 40 other contestants to better his last year’s bronze medal performance. Seasoned long distance runner Kefasi Kasiteni took silver in 2:32:35, Jafallie Jossamu settled for…

Peter Banda wins Fans’ Player of the Month

Nyasa Big Bullets rising star Peter Banda has won the Supporters’ ‘Player of the Month’ for September, after missing in two previous nominations. This is an icing on the cake as it comes a week after winning ‘TNM Super League Player of the Month’ for September. Banda, who got 1 821 votes, outclassed Civil Sporting…

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…