K360m windfall

Privately-owned FDH Bank yesterday unveiled a K360 million three-year sponsorship to Netball Association of Malawi (NAM), with K300 million going directly to Malawi Queens, K45 million for a national netball cup and K15 million for NAM administration. The development means the Queens will be getting K100 million annually for their activities and incentives while the…

Lions a point shy of Super League return

Red Lions just need a draw in their last three games in ThumbsUp Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) League Premier Division to secure automatic return to the TNM Super League following 3-1 triumph over Nyasa United on Sunday. Their home victory at Cobbe Barracks ground in Zomba has helped them sit comfortably at the top…

BB, Nomads fear fruitless season

Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers say they will fight tooth-and-nail to win the TNM Super League title to avoid the prospects of finishing the season without any silverware following their exit from the Fisd Challenge Cup. Super League champions Bullets and last year’s Fisd Cup winners Wanderers have been winning at least a…

Nomads cautious on Fisd date with Hangover

Holders Be Forward Wanderers say they are treading cautiously on their approach to this afternoon’s Fisd Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against lower league side Hangover FC at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Wanderers are favourites being the competition’s two-time champions and having beaten the ThumbsUp Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division side 3-0 in last…

NAM fights for clubs

NAM president Khungekile Matiya says she will use her new status as general secretary of Africa Netball Federation (ANF)  to lobby other associations on the continent to formulate comprehensive player transfer system that can benefit African clubs. This comes after Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) tried in vain during the recent Netball World Cup in…

Mponda confirmed as U-20 coach

FAM has confirmed former Flames assistant coach Peter Mponda as the interim head coach for the Under-20 national football team ahead of the Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championship. The tournament will be held in Lusaka, Zambia from December 4 to 14. Confirming the appointment, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Alfred Gunda yesterday said the…

Queens featured oldest squad at Africa tourney

The just-ended African Netball Championship in South Africa was a lost opportunity for Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) to start rebuilding the Queens ahead of upcoming tournaments such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 2023 Netball World Cup. Malawi’s opponents took advantage of the continental showpiece to expose up-and-coming players. The Queens on the…

Don’t dare!

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has warned football fan Beleti Severe, popularly known as ‘Billy One’, over threats he issued regarding the FAM boss’ intention to seek re-election. In a video clip circulating on social media platforms, Severe says if Nyamilandu insists to seek a fifth term of office during FAM elective…

Queens could Finish second

 Malawi Queens are tipped to finish second in the ongoing African Netball Championship following their 49-45 win over defending champions Uganda’s She Cranes yetserday in Cape Town, South Africa. The continent’s top-ranked side South Africa Spar Proteas, who have won all their five games, look certain to win the title. On the other hand, Malawi…

Zambia win Cosafa Under-17 tourney

Zambia’s Young Chipolopolo yesterday turned on a vintage performance to win the Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship with a 2-0 victory over Mozambique in the final at Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre.Despite being reduced to 10 men in the second half, the Zambians upped their game to get their second goal and seal a comfortable…

Queens upbeat

Malawi Queens coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa says she is determined her charges will beat hosts South Africa’s Spar Proteas in pool A opener of African Netball Championship today to increase their chances of the ending an eight-year continental title drought. The two sides last met in 2015 during the Netball World Cup, when Malawi triumphed 58-51…

Time to pay

Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championships local organising committee (LOC) has introduced entry fees for the Junior Flames’ remaining matches. LOC chairperson Jabber Alide confirmed the development yesterday, saying their decision has been made as a crowd-control measure after being overwhelmed by a large turn-out during the Junior Flames’ match against South Africa’s Amajimbos on Saturday. Initially,…

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has said the body’s improved annual funding in the National Budget over the past few years made it easy for Malawi to host the Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship in Blantyre. He was speaking during a cocktail the competition’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) had at Sunbird Mount Soche…

Mwawi, 3 others out of African tourney squad

Malawi Queens coach Peace Chawinga–Kaluwa has named her final 12-player squad for African Netball Championship set for South Africa from October 16  to 23  with Australia-based Mwawi Kumwenda and former captain Joana Kachilika conspicuously missing from the list. This will be the third time  Mwawi will be absent at the continental event after missing the…

Cosafa inspects Under-17 hosting facilities

Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) yesterday started inspecting facilities hosting the Under-17 Youth Championship which kicks off this Friday in Blantyre. The delegation led by Cosafa deputy general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda toured facilities at the main venue Mpira Stadium and Kamuzu Stadium and will wrap up the exercise today. After yesterday’s exercise, Football…