Mzuni FC told to stop using ’varsity name

The Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Council has ordered their former football team, Mzuni Football Club, to stop using the institution’s name  following withdrawal of sponsorship. The team’s executive committee has since been asked to effect change of the name before the end of this week. Mzuni registrar James Kwilimbe said in an interview yesterday that continued…

NAM tears into govt over infrastructure

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has accused government of sidelining netball on infrastructure development. The netball governing body’s president Khungekile Matiya said in an interview that they are not amused that while netball remains the pride of the nation, government has done little or nothing on the sport’s infrastructure and instead, it is investing much…

Water crisis hits Euthini Secondary School

Water shortages continue to haunt Euthini Secondary School in Mzimba forcing delayed commencement of classes as students leave the campus each morning to source water from unprotected wells. School authorities say the water crisis has persisted since the school opened in 1983.  As of now, the school uses one electric submissive engine water pump that…

Mwenda to face US boxer April 28

Malawian boxer Alick Mwenda will face American boxer Cameron Mclister over eight-rounds international non-title bout on April 28 at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe. The bout has been organised by Ngwenyama Boxing Promotion in collaboration with Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB). According to organisers, there will also be ladies non-title international bout between Anisha…

Institute takes labour laws to Mzuzu

Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM) on Saturday equipped 60 managers with labour laws at a day-long workshop in Mzuzu. The participants were drawn from various companies and organisations across the country. Speaking after the workshop, IPMM president Michael Ndaferankhande said his organisation wants a work environment that is guided by labour laws. “The idea…

Go beyond roadshows, 50:50 campaigners told

Female candidates in Mzimba have expressed worry over the 50:50 Campaign, saying it is more of roadshows than assisting them to reach out to remote areas where the majority of the electorate are found. The aspirants made the observation during the 50:50 Campaign roadshow which the Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society Programme conducted at the…

6 766 case backlog chokes labour court

About 6 766 people seeking justice through the Industrial Relations Court (IRC) are yet to know their fate. This is the case as the court is struggling to clear the backlog that dates back to 1999. Speaking on the sidelines of a Continuing Professional Development Training organised by the Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM)…

Foundation gives 34  schools sports equipment

US-based physical education (PE) expert Kalekeni Mtalika Banda, founder of Bola Banda Foundation, has donated sports equipment to 34 primary schools in Nkhata Bay and Mzuzu.  The equipment, comprising boots, jerseys and footballs, was sourced from well-wishers in the US. Speaking during the handover ceremony at Zolozolo Primary School ground in Mzuzu, Banda said they…

Minority sports bodies cry foul over Mayor’s Trophy snub

Minority sports bodies in the country have expressed concern on the continued exclusion in their Mayor’s Trophy initiative. The contest, which targets Under-14 children in cities’ primary schools, has all along benefited football and netball. FDH Bank pumped in K30.8 million towards the initiative with Lilongwe and Zomba Mayor’s trophies taking K10 million each; Mzuzu…

‘Embrace inter-cropping’

A land conservation organisation has urged farmers in the country  to grow a combination of different crops on the same piece of land to improve soil fertility and increase yield. Farmers in the country are experiencing dwindling yields due to weather shocks, loss of soil fertility and population pressure. However, field trials Soils Food Healthy…

Moyale suspend three key players

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side Moyale Barracks FC have suspended three key players—goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga, defender Clifford Fukizi and midfielder Boy-Boy Chima—on disciplinary grounds. While the Mzuzu-based side’s acting general secretary Gerald Kanje said he would comment on the matter at an appropriate time, Chima confirmed the development in an interview. “We have just been…

Simso pledges continued sponsorship for North League

Simama and Sons (Simso), sponsors of the Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Premier League, have pledged continued sponsorship for the league. The league’s sponsor Bishop Abraham Simama made the commitment through Football Association of Malawi (FAM) second vice-president Othaniel Hara during the prize presentation ceremony held in Karonga on Saturday. This was the first time…

Karonga to host North Simso League prize presentation

The prize presentation ceremony for the 2018 Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Simama and Sons (Simso) Premier League will take place tomorrow at Mufwa Lodge in Karonga. Previuosly, the event was only held in Mzuzu. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, NRFA general secretary Masiya Nyasulu said the ceremony will take place in Karonga as…

Karonga United settles for Dzinkambani as head coach

Karonga United have settled for former Silver Strikers and defunct MDC United mentor Dan Dzinkambani as head coach ahead of the 2019 TNM Super League. He has replaced Christopher Nyambose who resigned with four league games to play last season. However, Karonga United general secretary Ramsy Simwaka yesterday said Dzinkambani will be on five-month probation…

National chess tourney attracts 120 participants

The 2018 edition of the National Chess Championship set for Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe from December 21 to 23 has attracted 120 players. Chess Association ofMalawi (Chessam) technical director Isaac Mumba said the 120 players will bedivided into five categories. “The tournament will also be used as a qualifier for the Africa Amateur Championship slated…

Chitipa United back in Super League

Chitipa United FC are back in the TNM Super League after winning the 2018 Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Simama and Sons (Simso) Premier League championship. Chitipa United earned the promotion to the top-flight leaguewith three games to spare following their 1-0 victory over Ekwendeni Hammers on Saturday. Lupakisho Mwalukazingo scored the priceless goal in…

Sacco women aid Ekwendeni School for visually impaired

Savings and Credit Cooperative (Sacco) women on Saturday visited Ekwendeni School for the visually impaired in Mzimba and donated assorted items worth K500 000. The women operate underthe banner Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN). Speaking at the handover ceremony in Ekwendeni, GWLN Malawi Sister Society chairperson Triza Magareta said they are aware of the challenges…

STIs on the increase in Nkhata Bay

  Liuzi Health Centre in Traditional Authority (T/A) Zilakoma in Nkhata Bay has reported an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) due to a shortage of condoms. The facility serves 21 villages. The centre’s current condom demand per month is 9 000, but in most cases the supply is less. During a media tour Help…