Masamba suffers  TKO in ABU title bout

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) boxer Wilson Masamba on Friday suffered a ninth-round technical knockout (TKO) to South African Lunga Stimela in the African Boxing Union (ABU)’s southern Africa super featherweight bout at Wynberg Military Base in Cape Town. The 10-round fight monitored on Kwese Television, was a see-saw affair with the boxers landing some telling…

Lanjesi  shines at Bullets awards

Defender John Lanjesi was on Friday voted best player of the year at Nyasa Big Bullets Red Carpet Awards Gala at Comesa Hall in Blantyre.     He was also named best defender of the year and received K500 000 and K300 000, respectively. The best striker award went to Chiukepo Msowoya while Mike Mkwate and…

Chawinga sisters join squad

Women’s football exports Tabitha and Temwa Chawinga arrived home yesterday and joined national women’s football team camp in Blantyre ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers first-leg against Mozambique on April 4. The two sisters, who arrived through Chileka Airport before travelling to Kamuzu Stadium to watch the national team’s strength-testing match against Southern Region…

9 teams pass test

Silver Strikers have fulfilled 100 percent club licensing requirements in the TNM Super League as newly-promoted outfit Ntopwa FC emerged second best with 98 percent. The two sides are among nine teams that have made the grade following a successful appeal to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Club Licencing System (CLS) Committee upon paying…

11 players tussle for Bullets awards

About 11 players are in contention for individual awards at the Nyasa Big Bullets Red Carpet Gala Event scheduled for tomorrow evening at Comesa Hall in Blantyre. Since early this month, Bullets supporters have been voting for their preferred outstanding players in the 2018 season in  positions of goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker by SMS…

Bashir plans SA camping ahead of WBC bout

Malawi’s top female boxer Anisha Bashir plans to camp in South Africa ahead of her mandatory World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver lightweight title bout against defending champion Chantelle Cameron in June. However, financial hiccups stand in the way of the reigning Commonwealth lightweight champion and she has since pleaded with well-wishers to come to her…

Flames miss Cosafa train to Afcon

For the first time, four teams from the Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) bloc have qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) and the Flames will continue to be mere spectators. South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Madagascar have made the grade for the continental showpiece to be played from June…

Malawi plucks five World Special Olympics medals

Special Olympics Malawi (SOM) athletes on Tuesday concluded their participation in the World Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with five medals, comprising two gold and three silver. The three-athlete Malawi team saw Devison Junior Douglas and Christopher Namakha grabbing gold and silver medals each as female runner Clara Phiri…

Ecobank to sponsor Charity Shield

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has renamed the fourth edition of the FAM Charity Shield to Ecobank Charity Shield. This comes after the pan-African commercial bank yesterday injected K12 million into the four-team competition dedicated to the protection and advocacy against the brutal killings, abductions and persecution of people with albinism in the country. The…

I am fighting demons—Chilemba

South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba says he is fighting demons that have affected his career for the five years. The 31-year-old former International Boxing Organisation (IBO) champion made the confession yesterday when The Nation sought his reaction to an article in South Africa’s Sunday Times, which asserted that he is battling depression…

Women Football gets boost ahead of Olympic qualifiers

Malawi national women’s football team has received a major boost to their back-to-back 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers against Mozambique following the release of strikers Tabitha and Temwa Chawinga by their respective Chinese and Swedish clubs. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale confirmed yesterday that Jiangsu Suning and Kvarnsvedens IK, respectively,…

Old Mutual pumps K6.5m into ladies golf

Old Mutual Malawi plc has pumped K6.5 million into the Malawi Open Ladies Strokeplay Championships set for Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) between April 11 and 14 to be the headline sponsor of the international event. The investment and financial services company’s corporate affairs and marketing executive Linda Poya said they have partnered the Ladies Golf…

E-ticketing remains  pipe-dream

Football stakeholders have failed to fulfil their promise to implement the installation of electronic ticketing (e-ticketing) system at stadiums in the 2019 season. Government, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) promised to have the system in place ahead of the new season as a way of eradicating gate collection fraud…

Women football funding agony

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is yet to name the women’s football national team technical panel, a development that might affect Malawi’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers  next month. Less than a month remains for the new panel to identify, Malawi squad for back-to-back qualifiers against Mozambique between April 1 and 6, but…

Bullets ignores financial loss

Nyasa Big Bullets failed to break even at the end of the Nyasa Big 4 International Bonanza the club organised at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre last weekend after making a K5 million loss. Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya yesterday said they have made a total of K25 million against their investment of at least…

Next Nyasa Bonanza to have more teams

Nyasa Big Bullets FC chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya says the club will consider incorporating more local and international teams in the next edition of Nyasa Top 4 Bonanza following the “success” of the inaugural three-day contest. The TNM Super League champions organised the four-team international bonanza involving Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers, Mozambique’s Ferroviario De…