Thunder Queens secure K11m Tropical Paints sponsorship

  Blantyre-based netball outfit Thunder Queens’ decade-long financial agony finally came to an end yesterday after securing an K11 million season-long sponsorship from Tropical Paints, a subsidiary of OG Group of Companies. To appreciate the sponsorship, the team’s manager Junier Kazembe said they have now changed the club’s name to Tropical Queens. Tropical Paints’ manager…

Mvula given six  weeks to recover

  Malawi netball team star Joyce Mvula has been given six weeks to recover from a knee injury she sustained last weekend as her English club Manchester Thunder beat Wasps 57-52. The Malawian goal shooter inspired her club to win in the last game of the Vitality Netball Superleague. In an interview yesterday after undergoing …

Diamonds, Tigresses clash in Rainbow Paints League launch

  Champions Kukoma Diamonds and runners-up Tigresses face off this Saturday in a potentially explosive encounter to mark the launch of the 2019 Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League (BDNL) at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC). BDNL general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie said the rivals’ match will be preceded by a tussle between third-placed Serenity Stars…

Mvula basks in English top-league glory

Malawi Queens shooter Joyce Mvula on Saturday inspired her English top-league side Manchester Thunder to their first Vitality Netball Superleague title in five years. BBC Sport waxed lyrical on the lofty shooter’s contribution to Thunder’s 57-52 comeback victory over defending champions Wasps in the grand final at the Copper Box Arena, where they successfully recovered…

Civil demolition

    Champions Nyasa Big yesterday turned Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre into a slaughter house when they thrashed Civil Sporting Club 6-0 in the TNM Super League. Hassan Kajoke’s brace and a goal apiece from Chiukepo Msowoya, Precious Sambani, Patrick Phiri and Righteous Banda helped the People’s Team move four places up to second on…

Mvula nominated for player of the season award

  Malawi Queens shooter Joyce Mvula has been nominated for the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague Player of the Season award following her impressive form with her English club Manchester Thunder. Sky Sports and the 10-team league have teamed up to put Mvula’s name on the final list of 10 netballers that are eligible to win…

Lions suffer first defeat, Mafco win

  Red Lions’ seven-game unbeaten run in ThumbsUp Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) League Premier Division came to a halt on Sunday with a 0-1 defeat to 12th-placed Steffords at BAT Ground in Blantyre. However, despite the loss, the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit is still at the summit of the log-table with 21 points…

Wanderers now 2nd from bottom

  Be Forward Wanderers are now a step away from the bottom of the 16-team TNM Super League even though they were on bye at the weekend following results of five top-flight league games last weekend. They have slipped three places to 15th position with three points from two games, a point ahead of log-table…

Tabitha wins golden boot, cup

  Women football export Tabitha Chawinga on Sunday clinched the golden boot in the Chinese Fifa Women’s National Championship and steered her team Jiangsu Suning to ultimate glory following a 3-0 thrashing of Dalian FC in the final. The 23-year-old targeted to score 15 goals in seven games in the competition and her dream came…

Ng’ambi’s team survives PSL relegation scare

  Flames’ forgotten midfielder Robert Ng’ambi’s club Black Leopards on Saturday survived relegation from South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) after beating fourth-positioned Cape Town City 1-0 in their last fixture at Thohoyandou Stadium in Polokwane. The 32-year-old, who was an unused substitute in the match, yesterday said he was delighted for surviving the chop.…

First Capital U-20 League  package up to K35m

First Capital Bank (FCB) Under-20 Football League sponsorship has been increased to K35 million from last year’s K30 million. During the pre-launch cocktail and media awards in Blantyre on Thursday, the bank’s acting chief executive officer Thomas Kadantot said it is in the spirit of good citizenship that sees FCB (formerly FMB) continue to partner…

I am back to save  Nomads—Kamwendo

Former Be Forward Wanderers and Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo says he has returned home to save the Nomads from the struggles they are going through. Kamwendo, who is back from South Africa after terminating his year-long contract with South African National First Division (NFD) side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) FC, says  Wanderers deserve better. “I…

Sulom accepts Nomads request for postponement

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has accepted a request by Be Forward Wanderers to postpone their TNM Super League match against Mighty Tigers which was slated for this Sunday at Mulanje Park. The Nomads asked for the postponement, citing risks of fatigue. A revised fixture released by Sulom yesterday afternoon, shows that the Nomads are…

Lions, Wizards maintain  100% winning record

Red Lions and Wizards FC remain the only outfits with a 100 percent winning record in the 20-team ThumbsUp Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division following their victories in last weekend’s matches. Lions remain at the summit of the log-table with 18 points from six straight wins as they thumped Prison United 3-0 on…

Flames work on scoring

Flames coach Meke Mwase says scoring will be his area of focus in the national football team’s final week of preparation ahead of this Saturday’s 2020 Championship of African Nations (Chan) first-round second-leg at home against e-Swatini (formerly Swaziland). The Flames regrouped on Sunday at Mpira Village in, Chiwembe Township, Blantyre and they need to…

Eagles soar

Be Forward Wanderers were thrown in fresh turmoil yesterday when they suffered their second successive defeat after going down 1-3 to Blue Eagles in a TNM Super League match at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. Eagles now lead the 16-team log table with 11 points from five games, two points ahead of second-placed Civil Sporting Club,…

Flames break camp

The Meke Mwase-led National football team technical panel has released players from camp for club engagements this weekend. Flames team manager James Sangala yesterday confirmed the break on Wednesday, saying the players and are expected back at Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Blantyre this evening. The camp aims at preparing the national team for the 2020…

Lifa close to Olympics qualification

Malawi short distance runner Stain Lifa has won the 200-metre (m) men’s B category race at the Gaborone International Meet in Botswana, a feat that could earn him automatic qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other international competitions. Previously, local athletes in various sports disciplines have failed to go past the second-round of Olympics…

Bullets survive Tigers scare

TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Big Bullets yesterday survived a scare from marauding Mighty Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre as they came from behind to force a one-all draw. The result saw Bullets move four steps up to fifth on the 16-team log-table with four points from two games while Tigers are now…

Meke admits his  absence affects club

Flames and TN Stars coach Meke Mwase has admitted that his absence at the club  is negatively affecting the Kasungu-based outfit’s  performance in the TNM Super League. Mwase has hardly been available for his club since the league kicked off and the outfit currently lies second from the bottom of the 16-team log-table with a…