Two taekwondo athletes leave for Africa tourney

  Two Mzuzu-based athletes Joseph Phiri and Frank Kamonga left on Tuesday for South Africa to take part in the Taekwondo African Championship scheduled for Friday to Sunday. Northern Traders and Central Poultry have paid for their expenses. Speaking in an interview, Northern Traders managing director Paolo Losacco encouraged youth in the country to innovatively…

FAM condemns Karonga, Mzuzu Stadium pitches

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said Mzuzu and Karonga stadiums are in pathetic state. FAM club licensing and compliance manager, Casper Jangale disclosed this on the sidelines of a club licensing workshop for Premier League teams held last week in the Northern Region. The training targeted four teams in the Northern Region Football…

It’s not over, says Mafco coach

  Mafco FC coach Tione Mhone is still optimistic of his team’s survival in the TNM Super League despite failing to collect maximum points at the weekend in Mzuzu where from a possible six they returned with one point. The Salima-based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit lost to fellow MDF side Moyale Barracks 0-1 on…

Bullets, Silver Strikers upbeat about CAF

Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers have assured their fans that they have enough resources to participate in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) club tournaments. Bullets have joined the Champions League and Silver, the Confederation Cup, against the background that Malawian clubs have been struggling to fulfil fixtures because of financial problems. Bullets will…

FAM drills Premier Division teams on club licensing

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has embarked on club licensing system (CLS) awareness workshops targeting officials from top four Premier Division clubs in regional leagues in readiness for the 2019 season. During the first workshop held at Mzuzu Stadium on Tuesday, FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale said that as the 2018 season…

Luzi, Embangweni shine in  schools craft competition

  Luzi and Embangweni community day secondary schools (CDSS) on Monday emerged winners of the Superfert Secondary Schools Craft Competition Farmers World organised in the Northern Region. The two schools produced the best crafts among the nine secondary schools that participated in the K5 million two-week competition. The competition’s coordinator, Oscar Njikho, who is also…

3 body builders set  for Africa tourney in SA

  Three body builders— Emanuel Muhuwa, Frazer Zeka and Doreen Kumbatila—will represent Malawi at the Gentle Giant Africa bodybuilding competition at Sunward Park in South Africa scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday. Muhuwa— the reigning Mr Malawi—and Zeka will compete in the body-building event while Kumbatila will contest in Miss Fitness.  The three body-builders train at…

Moyale, Blue Eagles win Raiply volleyball tourney

  Moyale Barracks emerged champions in the 2018 national volleyball championship men’s category at Katoto Sports Complex in Mzuzu on Sunday. Moyale Barracks used home ground advantage to defeat Thunders from Blantyre 3-0 in the final to lift the men’s title while Blue Eagles from Lilongwe won the women’s championship. Blue Eagles came from behind…

Sports bodies cry foul over delayed funds

Three months after Parliament passed the 2018/19 National Budget, Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) is yet to disburse annual subventions to sports associations. The development has rendered the associations destitute as Sports Council says it is working on a new policy on  allocations. Traditionally, the associations were supposed to get the allocations soon after…

Malawi static on chess rankings

  The latest world chess rankings released by Chess International Federation (Fide) show that Malawi  has maintained  position 123 despite attaining individual titles at the just-ended 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. The rankings are based on average rating of top 10 players, including both men’s and women’s teams. Malawi earned Fide Master (FM)…

Mzuzu has no boxing ring

  Mzuzu’s boxing venue Obrigado Leisure Park has been closed for renovations until April next year, the facility’s owner Stewart Moyo has said. The owner said the facility’s ring—the only one in the city—has outlived its lifespan. “The renovations have already started and we expect to meet our timeframe,” said Moyo. The venue has been…

Eagles march on in Carlsberg Cup

TNM Super League outfit Blue Eagles on Wednesday beat Northern Region Simso League Ekwendeni Hammers 3-1 through post-match penalties at Mzuzu Stadium to qualify to the quarter-finals of Carlsberg Cup. The match was a repeat of the 2017 Carlsberg Cup round of 32 which Ekwendeni lost 6-0  at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe. But this time,…

Tigers in Carlsberg Cup quarter-finals

Blantyre-based TNM Super League outfit Azam Tigers are in Carlsberg Cup quarter-final after a 2-0 victory over Northern Region Premier League side Mchengautuwa United at Mzuzu Stadium. But the Mzuzu-based lower league outfit was not a walkover as it managed to hold Tigers in the first-half. In the second-half, experience proved vital for Tigers as…

FAM rolls out U-16 refereeing training

  In an effort to develop football from grassroots level, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has rolled out a nationwide Under-16 youth football referees course.   Speaking during the official opening ceremony of one of the classes at William Coy Conference Hall in Mzuzu on Wednesday, FAM executive member Severia Chalira who was the guest…

Karonga Stadium grosses K37m since opening

  Karonga Stadium has grossed K37 million from gate revenue since it started hosting competitive matches in October 2017, stadium owners have announced. The facility’s owners Karonga District Council have taken home K7.5 million, which is 25 percent of the gross, as of June 30 this year. The other funds went to Football Association of…