Most associations have no strategic plans

Only six sports associations have comprehensive strategic plans that are a necessity for getting annual subvention from the government. Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) sports development manager Ruth Mzengo said the development could lead to over 30 disciplines risking their annual subvention once Parliament approves the national budget following the council’s announcement in January…

Silver’s title campaign faces stern test

Silver Strikers’ quest to end a five-year TNM Super League title drought faces a stern test this weekend when they invade the Southern Region to play Mighty Tigers and leaders Be Forward Wanderers. The struggling Central Bankers need to overcome Tigers at Mulanje Stadium this afternoon and the Nomads at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre tomorrow…

Queens coach in the dark on preps

National netball team assistant coach Whyte Mlilima has bemoaned delays to start preparations for the Africa Netball Championship to be held in South Africa from October 16 to 20. Three weeks before the continental netball showcase, Mlilima said the technical panel has no idea when the team will regroup. Mlilima, who was mostly in charge…

U-17 camp postponed

FAM has postponed Junior Flames camping to find ways of keeping players abreast with their academic studies while preparing for Cosafa Under-17 Championship scheduled between October 11 and 20 in Blantyre. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical director John Kaputa said they want to first create an environment whereby special teachers would be deployed to…

Milanzi boosts Ntopwa ahead of Nomads clash

Ntopwa coach Trevor Kajawa believes rejuvenated midfielder Raquib ‘Lulu’ Milanzi will play a pivotal role tomorrow as they face leaders Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in the TNM Super League. The former Wanderers’ star, who was out of active football for five years, made an incredible return to elite football action on…

BB, Nomads give Mtambo ultimatum

Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers supporters on Monday gave Human Right Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo a 72-hour ultimatum to withdraw his statement that they will lobby members of Parliament not to approve the allocation of funds in the 2019/20 National Budget for the construction of their stadia.  This followed President Peter…

New Bullets CEO promises to deliver

 Newly appointed Nyasa Big Bullets chief executive officer (CEO) Escort Chinula has promised to spearhead the team’s commercialisation drive. Chinula was unveiled on Friday replaces Fleetwood Haiya who has taken up the post of managing director at Bullets sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC). In an interview the acting CEO said he will do his best…

Paralympics athlete to camp in Japan

Top paralympics athlete Taonere Banda will have a two-week camp in Japan as part of her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Malawi paralympics Committee (MPC) president James Chiutsi disclosed this on Tuesday after receiving K1.5 million from Toyota Malawi to help the partially blind athlete prepare for the international competition. Banda met the minimum…

Football crisis

Financial woes have reached a boiling point in some TNM Super League teams with  Kasungu-based TN Stars expelling at least 14 registered players for boycotting training and matches over unpaid salaries and game bonuses. The development comes a few days after Silver Strikers players refused to train over outstanding salaries for August and bonuses for…

FAM pleads for increased package

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has asked government to increase its annual subvention from K300 million to K1.4 billion. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu made the request on Tuesday when Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Francis Phiso visited Mpira Village in Blantyre as part of his familiarisation tour of Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS),…

Bring them on!

Malawi national women’s football team believes nothing will stop them from winning the first leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Second Round Qualifier this Wednesday afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city Blantyre. National team coach Abel Mkandawire and captain Tabitha Chawinga said although Kenya is five steps ahead on Fifa rankings, they are…

Kukoma seal unbeaten 1st round league record

Kukoma Diamonds on Saturday won the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) first round unscathed following a 40-33 triumph over rivals First Choice Tigresses in a thrilling derby at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC). They have completed their first round fixtures at the summit of the 11-team log-table with 20 points from 10-straight wins,…

South Netball League gets K25 000 gate collection

Following re-introduction of gate charges by the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL), on Saturday, games played at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) grossed K25 500. The league’s general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie said although the revenue was not much, they are satisfied considering that this was the first time after  the charges were suspended…

FAM veep courts legends

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) first vice-president James Mwenda on Friday met a group of about 40 soccer legends in Blantyre to discuss how to incorporate them in the system to help develop the game further. Both Mwenda and the group’s spokesperson Chance ‘Vinny’ Gondwe confirmed their meeting at the Malawi National Council of Sports…

FAM gives Apam K14m vehicle

ootball Association of Malawi (FAM), in partnership with Ecobank, has donated a Ford Ranger with a trailer worth K14 million to the Association of People with Albinism (Apam). The car, which will be used as a security vehicle for the body, was procured duty-free through proceeds from the 2019 Ecobank Charity Shield that involved eventual…

Major boost

Women’s national football team coach Abel Mkandawire has said availability of overseas-based strikers captain Tabitha Chawinga and her younger sister Temwa is a boost for Malawi against Kenya during the Olympics qualifier at at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on August 26. The two sisters—who scored four and six goals, respectively—when Malawi thrashed Mozambique 14-1 on…

Team Lilongwe wins Pakistan Independence Cricket

Team Lilongwe on Sunday secured a single-wicket triumph over Team Blantyre to win the Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations Cricket Trophy at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) in Blantyre. Blantyre showed their intent to reclaim the Quaid-e-azam tournament when they batted first to make a total of 124 runs with a loss of six wickets in 20…

South Netball League enforces K200 gate fee

Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) has enforced a K200 gate fee for its Rainbow Paints League matches at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) starting from this weekend. BDNL abandoned the arrangement sometime back as they were failing to restrict free entry as the facility is used by various sports disciplines. However, BDNL general secretary Annie…