Bullets invest K10m in marketing drive

Big Bullets have invested K10 million (US$30 303) in a marketing drive. The team will intensify their SMS campaign, the sale of replica jerseys and holding live band performances. The club intends to raise K150 million (US$454 545) in five years. The TNM Super League giants unveiled their strategic plan, which runs from September 2013…

Kendo finally gets Sports Council funding

Kendo Association of Malawi (KAM) has finally obtained annual allocation from Sports Council 14 years after being affiliated to the country’s sports mother body. The council’s executive secretary George Jana said yesterday they have finally provided the discipline with K400 000 (US$1 212) funding after noting that KAM is now taking an initiative to develop…

White eclipse Gold in NBM Cricket opener

MSC White eclipsed MSC Gold Fattani with a 180-113 triumph in the opener for the 2013 National Bank of Malawi (NBM) 25-Overs Cricket Tournament at the Indian Sports Club (ISC) on Sunday. It was an unlucky day for MSC Fattani Gold who completed their innings in 19.1 overs against White’s 24.2 overs. The game gave…

FMB plans to sponsor national hockey league

Plans are underway to make the newly established FMB Southern Region Hockey League (SRHL) a national event, the financial institution’s head of marketing Sylvia Mataka has revealed. Speaking at the inaugural contest at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) on Sunday, Mataka said they made the decision three weeks ago, but they first wanted to see how…

At least 24 primary school teachers and lawn tennis players are undergoing a two-week long Level-One International Tennis Federation (ITF) Coaching Course in Blantyre. ITF consultant Zimbabwean Prince Madema is facilitating the 12-day training funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC). During the opening ceremony of the training at…

Malawi earns gold at Zone V1 darts

Malawi junior darts team failed to tick as expected at the Zone V1 Darts Youth Championships at the College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex in Blantyre on Friday when they won only one medal from the available 12 gold ingots. It was through the Under-15 girls’ category squad that Malawi, which featured Under-15 boys’ and…

Bullets fans resort to punishing players

Big Bullets fans have changed ways of expressing anger after defeats to ensure their team does not lose sponsorship opportunities. Instead of throwing stones wildly and blocking or breaking cars after losing, especially to smaller teams, the fans will be expressing their disappointment by punishing their own players in various ways such as making them…

President Joyce Banda has offered K1 million (US$3 115) to Kanjedza Assemblies of God Church for the expansion of the church’s building. Presidential advisor on religious affairs Reverend Malani Mtonga presented the money to the church’s pastor Reverend Benito Chisamba at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre, where the church organised dinner to raise K10 million…

13 matches in FMB hockey launch

The K1.2million FMB Hockey League will be launched this Sunday at Blantyre Sports Club and a feast of at least 13 six-aside league matches has been put on the table to grace the occasion. Hockey Association of Malawi (HAM) vice-general secretary Wanthaza Mughogho said yesterday the event will have six men’s B league matches, four…

Nyakamera signs one-year deal

Loveness Nyakamera has officially become the Malawi’s second women football export after clinching a one-year deal with South African club Kanatala FC. Following the development, the national team forward, who underwent three-week trials at the club, is now entitled to K350 000 (R10 000) monthly salary, K122 500 (R3 500) weekly upkeep allowance and K105…

BT Zero stars off to SA for trials

Blantyre Zero and national women football team stars Sungeni Msiska and Pilirani Malola left yesterday for trials at Sasol Women Football League side Clouses FC in South Africa. Msiska and Malola have become the country’s fourth and fifth women football players to try their luck in South Africa after Kings’ Ladies FC striker Loveness Nyakamera and Ntopwa Super Queens’ twin sisters Mwayi and Chrissy Kasiya who left for three-week trials at Kanatala Ladies FC and St Mary’s FC two…

Darts association releases Zone V1 squads

Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) has released names of 24 junior players that will represent the country during the Zone V1 Youth Championships slated for next Wednesday at the College of Medicine in Blantyre. The players, who were identified through the regional qualifiers that were finalised last weekend, have been divided into four squads; the…

Xerographics Cricket reaches semis

MSC Orange, MSC Blue, MSC Veterans and Indian Sports Club (ISC) qualified for Sunday’s semi-finals of Xerographics Eight-A-Side Cricket Tournament. MSC Orange thumped MSC Grey by 98 runs after making 173 runs against 75 while MSC Veterans earned a rare quarter-final triumph over Cricket Academy (CA1) by 28 runs. They made 100 runs against 72.…

Tigresses lose Bingu sponsorship

Bingu Tigresses will now be known as Tigresses following Bineth Trust’s withdrawal of sponsorship with immediate effect. Tigresses manager Hellene Mpinganjira on Wednesday confirmed receiving an e-mail from Tapiwa Mutharika, who is chairperson of the trust, notifying them about the development. This is a huge blow to Tigresses as they are struggling to pay back…

King’s Ladies women football team has signed a year-long sponsorship deal with Ndirande Pharmacy. During the signing ceremony of the deal in Ndirande Township in Blantyre on Tuesday, the Pharmacy’s managing director Tazz Chikowi said his firm has offered 20 percent discount on the medicine the team’s players and their parents will be buying from…

Army and police staff have contributed three teams each to the national finals of the Abdul Gaffar Darts Championships set for Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) this weekend. During the regional finals last weekend, Malawi Defence Force teams Mafco, Combat and Kaning’ina made it into the grand finale while the Malawi Police Service teams White Eagles,…

Kuku sponsorship shifted to next season

Teams that bade for the K20 million Kuku Matches sponsorship about a year ago will have to wait a little longer as matches manufacturers Euro Industries have shifted the period for choosing a successful team to next season. Bidders will also need to write new sponsorship proposals because the old bids have been declared invalid,…

Atusaye joins University of Pretoria FC on loan

Revitalised Flames striker Atusaye Nyondo has signed a season-long deal with University of Pretoria from SuperSport United. Ama Tuks coach Steve Barker and some of the team’s supporters have expressed delight at the signing of Nyondo, who fell out of grace at SuperSport United where his chances of regular game time became slim this 2013/2014…

Griffin Stars made the most of Bangwe Babies’ shoddy defending to score eight goals to move three steps to the second spot in the FMB Under-20 Southern Region Football League midweek encounter at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC). Braces from Christopher Chikwatu, Prescious Msosa and Ronald Kusaaja and strikes by Kondwani Phiri and Yusuf Luwanda helped…