Magang’a shocked national defending champions Lox360 with two victories during last weekend’s Southern Zone asketball League (Sozobal) play-offs for the 2013 National asketball Championships to be held on November 22. Despite having the full squad that earned them the national title last year, Lox360 were unable to cope with the versatility of their opponents who whacked…

The Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi (LTAM) will on November 16 hold its annual general meeting (AGM) at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) where, besides electing new office bearers, they will also review their constitution. LTAM incumbent president Duncan Gumbi confirmed to The Nation yesterday that all executive positions—the president, the treasurer and the general secretary and their respective deputy…

HTD Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) put home-ground advantage to good use on Saturday to reclaim the K200 000 (about $500) Vista Bravo Blantyre and District Darts League (BDDL) title. They beat Luchenza 8-1, Tedzani 8-4 and White Eagles 8-5 in this round-robin format contest to earn the glory on nine points, six points ahead of…

MSC Gold in historic final against Orange

Soheil Ital spurred spirited MSC Gold Fattani to their first finals of the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) 25 Overs Cricket Tournament on Sunday after bowling MSC Blue out of the semi-finals with a 144-44 runs thrashing at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC). Ital kept his team in the title hunt with an individual contribution of…

Chiwina offers to accommodate Commonwealth hopefuls

German-based Malawian athlete Kondwani Chiwina has offered to accommodate two local runners at his flat in the European nation where they will tune up for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. However, the middle-distance runner, who specialises in 800 metres races, said this would be possible if companies or individuals support the two athletes…

Malawi Queens taste first win

Malawi Queens heaved a sigh of relief yesterday after beating Fiji Pearls 65-42 to earn their first win in six Test Series matches. Since they travelled to Europe a fortnight ago, the fifth-ranked Queens lost four internationals against two top-ranked teams Australia and New Zealand. The Pacific champions, Fiji, are ranked two places below the…

FAM to take debtors to court

Flames replica jerseys sales agents who owe FAM over K5 million (US$13 513) will face the law after November 16 following the local football governing body’s decision to take legal action. If the defaulters think the issue is a football matter that cannot be settled in court, they should forget it because they will be…

South basketball play-offs begin

Southern Zone Basketball League (Sozobal) is today expected to begin play-offs at the Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) ahead of the National Basketball Championships slated for November 22 in Lilongwe. According to Sozobal publicist Kondwani Kabowa, the play-offs will be conducted in two weekends and will involve the top four teams in the 12-team league. Currently, Bricks, Lox360…

Registration of teams in the inaugural Airtel Money Netball Championships has started at district level, Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has announced. NAM vice-president Chimwemwe Kachingwe said yesterday that the competition is open to any netball team in the country as long as they can pay K1 000 (about $2.50) registration fee at their district…

Middle distance runner Catherine Chikwakwa-Chunda has reportedly started preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and she insists she will represent Malawi. “Official announcement: I have made up my mind to run for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Just started my training. Watch out for trials girls,” she wrote on her Facebook…

Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) has shifted the Uchembere Wabwino Relay Race from early November to sometime in December. AAM president Godfrey Phiri said yesterday that they have shifted the countrywide event aimed at raising about K30 million (about $75 000) for Safe Motherhood Initiative to finalise paperwork ahead of signing agreements with stakeholders, including…

Tigresses subjected Glass Bank Sisters to an incisive torture at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Sunday as they started their participation in the 2013/2014 OG Issa Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) with an emphatic 82-16 win. With a star-studded squad comprising dropped Queens players Sindi Simutowe, Grace Mwafulirwa-Mhango, Beatrice Mpinganjira and Ellen Chiboko, Tigresses led…

Cyclists should expect improved prizes during the Illovo Classic Cycling Race at Hillview in Blantyre on Saturday as Illovo Sugar Company has increased sponsorship from K1 million (about $2 500) to K1.6 million (about $4 000). Speaking during cheque presentation at Illovo’s Limbe office on Tuesday, the company’s national sales manager Walter Nyamilandu said they…

MSC Gold Fattani has made historic entry into the semi-finals of the 25 Overs National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Cricket Tournament after outshining last year’s runner-up MSC Silver during the quarter-finals at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) on Sunday. MSC Silver batted first to make 125 runs in the entire 25 overs but the spirited Gold…

MSC Gold Fattani has made historic entry into the semi-finals of the 25 Overs National Bank of Malawi (NBM) Cricket Tournament after outshining last year’s runner-up MSC Silver during the quarter-finals at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) on Sunday. MSC Silver batted first to make 125 runs in the entire 25 overs but the spirited Gold…

Maluwa takes Illovo cycling throne

Mickson Dzuwa Maluwa has taken the Illovo Classic Cycling Race’s throne after making life on the saddle difficult for 33 elite category contestants, including his runner-up Blessings Kumwenda, during the 115-kilometre event in Blantyre yesterday. Dzuwa crossed the line with a sprint finish at the Puma Filling Station in Limbe (near Midima court round about)…

Banned CCL golfers seek court injunction

Country Club Limbe (CCL) golfers Imran Daudi and Levison Kapito are seeking a court injunction to stop their club from banning them for a year for alleged bad conduct during the Old Mutual Tournament in August. Lawyer Steve Msiska confirmed yesterday that he has filed the complaint at the High Court to ensure the two…

Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) and Oriental Cricket Club (OCC) in Blantyre have been named as venues for this Sunday’s quarter-final encounters of the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) 25 Overs Tournament. Southern Region Cricket League (SRCL) chairperson Shiraz Zaveri told The Nation yesterday that the last eight encounter between MSC Silver and MSC Gold will…

Illovo flies cyclists to Johannesburg Race

Illovo Sugar Company has given cyclists Kwame Kaira and Mothiniya Misolo K600 000 worth of return airtickets to enable them to take part in the 94.7-kilometre Johannesburg Cycling Challenge on November 15. During presentation of the airtickets at the company’s Limbe office a few days ago, Illovo Sugar Company national sales manager Walter Nyamilandu said…