Tags: Cosafa

Busy schedule for Flames, junior sides

  Football Association of Malawi (FAM) intends to register for all Confederation for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) competitions next year. Mauritius will host the Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship in July, South Africa will host the Under-20 tournament while Namibia will host the Cosafa Cup in May next year. FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said the…

Cosafa U-20 cancelled

Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) has announced the postponement of this year’s Under-20 tournament due to financial constraints. Zambia were set to host the tournament next month and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) already confirmed the Under-20 national football team’s participation. However, the hosts have asked Cosafa to postpone the tournament after failing…

Flames’ budget woes

  The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has painted a gloomy picture on the Flames’ funding, disclosing that the team has already spent K78 million ($141,818) from the K100 million ($181,818) allocation Parliament approved in the 2015/2016 national budget. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) now remains with slightly over K21 million ($38,181) to manage…

Women soccer team host TZ on Oct 24

  Malawi national women football team is expected to host Tanzania in a friendly match on October 24. National Women Football Committee (NWFC) chairperson Severia Chalira said in an interview the actual venue in Lilongwe is yet to be decided. She said the event will be used to prepare the team for the Confederation of…

Flames fielding frustrates Jomo Cosmos scout

The sidelining of Flames up-and-coming players during Saturday’s match against Zimbabwe, frustrated Jomo Cosmos scout Ben Chiwaya who was hoping to follow up on the Malawi talent that shone at the 2015 Cosafa Cup. Chiwaya, who after his boss JomoSono failed to turn up at the Kamuzu Stadium, represented him at the 2017 Africa Cup…

Flames break hearts again

Flames coach Young Chimodzi tampered with Cosafa Plate Division winning side with disastrous consequences as Malawi lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier yesterday. Strikers Cuthbert Malajila and Khama Billiat—whose parents have Malawian roots—scored in the 20th and 82nd minutes respectively, sandwiching John Banda’s 21st minute goal to break…

SA offers to host 2015 Cosafa edition

South Africa has offered to host the 2015 Cosafa Cup. This was jointly announced by Council of Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) president Suketu Patel and South Africa Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan. The tournament failed to take place this year because South Africa, which was earmarked as an alternative venue following Botswana’s withdrawal,…

Flames participation in other tournaments remains uncertain

FAM has said unless funding is unlocked, it remains uncertain that Flames will take part in forthcoming tournaments such as 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Championship of African Nations (Chan) and Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa). Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu was responding to a question on the way forward for…

Fam mum on Blatter resignation calls, as World Cup kicks-off tonight

FAM says it is yet to come up with its position on Fifa president Joseph Sepp-Blatter who has been urged to quit next year by some global member football associations. Blatter is being asked to stand down following what associations say the damage corruption allegations have inflicted on the world football’s governing body. Football Association of Malawi…

African FAs challenged

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) president Suketu Patel has questioned the continent’s football associations whether they have anything to show for grants amounting to $6 million (about K2.6 billion) which they got from Fifa in the last decade. Patel was speaking at a three-day seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa, which has been attended…