Flames’ misery reflects poor club football

As the search for truth about why Flames standards are low continues, FAM has hinted that the team’s poor performance is a reflection of mediocre club football coaches. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu revealed this during the week in reaction to recent Flames unimpressive performances. Nyamilandu said the problem stems from the…

Carlsberg sponsors CoM Six-A-Side league

Carlsberg Malawi Limited has added flavour to football by sponsoring a Six-A-Side indoor soccer league to involve corporate teams at the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex in Blantyre. The K700 000 Carlsberg league will be launched today at 5.30pm at CoM, where a Carlsberg team will face TNM before Old Mutual take on the hosts in…

GOtv netball goes to BYC new courts July 27

The third round of the GOtv Netball Champions League will take place at the refurbished Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) courts on July 27, Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has announced. NAM general secretary Carol Bapu said on Tuesday that the five contesting teams will play at the two new-look BYC courts for the first time. They will…

Boxer Masamba to keep peace in DR Congo

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Wilson ‘Hard-hitter’ Masamba has been deployed to the war-torn Eastern Goma State in the Democratic Republic of Congo on a peace-keeping mission. MDF athletics-in-charge Peter Genti confirmed that Masamba left the country last Thursday and will take his time off the ring for six months. “This is one of his…

Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) darts team snatched the K300 000 Deekay Supplies/Sports Complex darts crown from Elvis Freight Saturday night at the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex. They won all their six games with big score margins, including a 7-4 triumph over the defending champions in the finals and an 8-4 victory over White Eagles in…

The Commonwealth and South African Chess Championships ended on Sunday in South Africa with candidate masters Richard Mbedza, Chiletso Chipanga and unrated star Joseph Mwale emerging among the top 70 players. The event attracted 814 contestants. Even in the face of 30 grandmasters and 40 international masters, the Malawians still defied the odds to find…

Malawians put up good fight at C’wealth Chess

Malawi’s four representatives at the week-long 2013 Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championships in South Africa have put up a good fight. The competition has attracted 814 players, including 30 grandmasters and 40 international masters from Commonwealth member States, but candidate masters Chiletso Chipanga and Richard Mbedza alongside unrated stars Joseph Mwale and Ellen…

Musowa claims Porters Race

After seven years of trying his luck in Mount Mulanje Porters Race, Charles Musowa finally got it right today when he snatched the title from defending champion Evance Nyazule. Meanwhile, Tereza Master maintained her top spot in the women’s category. Upon crossing the finishing line, Nyazule thrilled spectators when he performed some jigs of celebration…

Lumeta among world’s best 1 000 junior tennis players

South Africa-based lawn tennis whizz-kid Chisomo Lumeta broke into the world’s best 1 000 junior players after participating in two competitions. These are   Tunisian Open Junior Championships and the International Junior Championships in Egypt last weekend. The 15-year-old Malawian has further improved from position 1 162 to 904 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior…

Deekay darts bonanza starts Saturday

Arrows will fly at the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex in Blantyre on Saturday as a two-day Deekay Supplies/Sports Complex Darts Bonanza, whose stakes have been raised from last year’s K250 000 (about $625) to K300 000 (about $750), rolls into action. Coordinator of the annual contest, Duncan Karim, said on Thursday that the winning team will walk…

Local coaches call for meet on Nigeria game

Some local coaches have asked FAM to invite coaches to brainstorm on what the Flames should do to win against Nigeria in September. Former Flames coach Yasin Osman, Silver Strikers trainer Franco Ndawa and SureStream Academy coach Patrick Kulemeka said on Wednesday that there is need for collective effort if the Flames are to sail…

Ntopwa Queens owner gets one-year ban

Southern Region Women Football Committee (SRWFC) has banned Ntopwa Super Queens owner Isaac Jomo Osman for one year and fined him K20 000 following a fracas that erupted during his team’s game against Blantyre Zero last month.   SRWFC general secretary Immaculate Chiwaya yesterday said they have also given Queens players Mwayi Kasiya, Atupele Tambala…

UTC Challengers wear ICB volleyball crown

Universal Trading Company (UTC) Challengers were crowned International Commercial Bank (ICB) Volleyball Tournament champions after beating Veg Delight Warriors 3-0 at Indian Sports Club (ISC) in Blantyre on Saturday. However, it was disaster for Rajani Royals, who stuttered on their third title defence. They succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Veg Delight…

Mulanje Last Boxing director joins mainstream politics

Mulanje Last Boxing Promotions (MLBP) director Mike ‘Bangwe 1’ Chitenje has expressed interest to join in mainstream politics. During the week, Chitenje revealed that he will contest for the post of director of youth for the South during Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional elections in Blantyre on July 21. He, however, said his political ambitions would…

Kathumba quits cycling

Frustrations have reached uncontrollable levels in the mind of prominent cyclist Missi Kathumba who has since decided to stop participating in competitions organised by the Cycling Federation of Malawi (CFM). Kathumba, who represented Malawi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, said during the week that he will only be competing in the…

Under-17 women football leagues on the cards

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and its affiliate the National Women Football Committee (NWFC) have agreed to roll out FAM/Fifa Under-17 women football leagues in the country’s three regions this year as part of their strategy to build a strong national team by 2016. Meanwhile, the format for national team selection has also been changed…

Xerographics Eight-Aside 16-Overs Cricket Tournament preliminary round wraps up today at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) in Blantyre where MSC Grey and ISC-2 will meet MSC Blue and MSC Purple respectively. The match between MSC Grey and MSC Blue will be played for formality’s sake as both sides have already qualified for the quarter-finals from Group…

Moyo passes doping test

Long-distance runner Henry Moyo has passed a doping test and is now eligible to receive the R100 000 (about K3.7 million) prize for finishing sixth in the 90-kilometre Comrades Marathon in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa last Month. The Malawi Police Service (MPS) sub-inspector will get K2 520 000 (R70 000) as his prize and K1…

Chess grandmaster to visit MW

Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov will visit Malawi on July 10, Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) has announced. In presss statement released yesterday, Chessam general secretary Leonard Sharra said the 13th World Chess Champion has asked to meet President Joyce Banda to explain to her the key benefits of embracing the mental sport as an educational…