Tigresses tip Diamonds for GOtv championship

After suffering a 31-40 defeat by Diamonds Netball Club on Sunday, Bingu Tigresses have concluded that their rivals will emerge as the eventual champions of the GOtv Netball Champions League at Don Bosco in Lilongwe this weekend. Although it is now evident that the real battle for the crown will be between the Tigresses and Diamonds…

Mphungu takes Presidential Chess crown

  Despite being thrown into the den of chess gladiators during last weekend’s finals of the Presidential Chess Championships at Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe, Gerald Mphungu never felt intimidated to pull the strings and win the title. Even when seeded candidate master Chiletso Chipanga, the country’s highest rated player Joseph Nyambalo lined behind him…

Civonets sign out of GOtv title battle

Civonets officially signed out of the battle for title in the GOtv Netball Champions League after losing their two third-round matches at the Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Saturday. For losing 31-51 to Bingu Tigresses and 38-46 to MTL Queens, Civonets are now in the five-team contest just in principle because they would not emerge…

VAM hunts for tall players

Good news to tall people! Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) will soon embark on an exercise to identify more players to build strong men’s and women’s national teams for future competitions. This follows the current national teams’ poor display at the recent World Volleyball Qualifiers at the African Bible College in Lilongwe where they suffered…

MOC Faults GOVT on physical education in schools

Unless government enforces physical education and redevelops sports education curriculum in local schools, Malawi will continue to lag behind in sports, Nation on Sunday has learnt. Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) president Oscar Kanjala said it is disappointing to note that physical education is no longer taught in schools despite its existence in school syllabi. He…

Disgruntled Nchalo United supporters have called for the removal of the team’s technical adviser Jones Napolo for suggesting that fans should no longer man gates during the team’s games at Kalulu Stadium. The fans have since written the executive committee demanding the dismissal of the former Flames goalkeeper who they accuse of conniving with others…

Presidential Paralympics championship postponed

The Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) Paralympics Championship, scheduled to take place at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Lilongwe, has been postponed due to lack of funds, Malawi Paralympics Committee (MPC) has announced. MPC president Juma Mkandawire said yesterday that Sports Council has not yet released allocation for the event and they would not be…

Malawi Wrestling targets 2016 Brazil Olympics

  Malawi Wrestling Association (MWA), which registered with Sports Council a few months ago, has announced that it will build a national team to fight for medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil. MWA vice-president Mary Kalirani said this on Tuesday at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) where six-time World Wrestling champion Bulgarian…

We don’t want loss under new name—Saenda

  Following the change of name from Escom Sisters to Diamonds Netball Club, coach Griffin ‘Zagalo’ Saenda declared on Wednesday that his team will never experience a loss in the K12 million (about $30 000) Gotv Netball Champions League that returns to action this weekend at the Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC). Saenda, whose side was…

Nomads fire Msasa, Banda

  Nighty Wanderers have fired two key players, midfield workhorse Nafe Msasa and striker Anthony Banda for what they described as gross indiscipline. The Nomads are also reported to have cautioned a number of players. This is the second time that Msasa has been kicked out of the Nomads camp. The club’s general secretary David…

  The Presidential Netball Championships in the Blantyre Urban Zone reached the semifinal stage on Saturday at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) where newcomers suffered great losses. However, Shizoleya Sisters proved to be a tougher side among the six teams in the annual competition as they managed to sail through to the semi-finals alongside old guards Woget Stars,…

Candidate master Chiletso Chipanga, Joseph Nyambalo and Ken Foster have been seeded to participate in the national finals for the Presidential Chess Championships that will take place at Baptist Theological Seminary in Falls Estate, Lilongwe on Saturday and Sunday. Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) publicist Gilton Nkumbwa said on Wednesday that the three will tussle for the crown against the…

Local and international cyclists will taste tough life on the saddle from Songwe in Karonga to Cape Maclear in Mangochi this October when they will battle for prizes in the inaugural 800 kilometre Tour de Lake Malawi Race. Primic Promotions in conjunction with Cycling Federation of Malawi (CFM) have organised the 10-day event that will…

Business Computing wins QECH golf tournament

Business Computing Services’ golf team left Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) a happy lot on Sunday after winning the fundraising golf for the newly established Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH). Comprising Golf Union of Malawi (Guom) president James Chimwaza and Mayamiko Kalizang’oma, the team amassed 47 points to…

Carlsberg bars active players from Six-A-Side League

Carlsberg Malawi Limited has warned that it will pull out sponsorship from the newly launched Six-A-Side Indoor Soccer League at the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex in Blantyre if teams involve players that play active football. The company’s senior brands manager Twikale Chirwa said this during the launch of the K700 000 competition on…

Hockey lands K1.2m FMB sponsorship

Hockey Association of Malawi (HAM) has secured a K1.2 million sponsorship from FMB for Eleven-A-Side and Six-A-Side leagues in the Southern Region. FMB made the commitment at its head office in Blantyre on Friday when the bank’s general manager for finance Lucas Kondowe presented a dummy cheque to HAM president Tochi Gill. Also present at…

MOC demands productivity from cycling coaches

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has challenged cycling coaches who underwent a 10-day technical course at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre to be proactive in nurturing young athletes if they are to continue receiving the committee’s support. MOC president Oscar Kanjala said this on Thursday when he closed the course that was facilitated by International Cycling…

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…