Dame Kelly Holmes back in Malawi for another Orbis Challenge tour

By Duncan Mlanjira British double Olympics champion, Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, who visited Malawi last October to take part in the Orbis Expeditions ‘Sport with a Purpose’ challenge aimed at raising funds for projects that promote good nutrition in communities, will be back for another expedition also in October. According to information posted on www.orbis-challenge.com, the aim is to raise funds to support the work of Malawi’s Open Arms and their commitment to preventing malnutrition in children.  During her…

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Kumwamba invited to race in Sri Lanka’s Ultra X 250km race

By Duncan Mlanjira After taking a well deserved rest following the tedious three stages 270km Al Marmoom Ultra desert marathon in Dubai last December, Malawi’s international mountain trail race specialist, Edson Kumwamba has been invited to race at the Sri Lanka Ultra X 250km race next month. According to srilankaultra-x.co, this is a series of stages of racing the 250km over 5 days that come in April. For 2019 it starts with Sri Lanka then Jordan in October and…

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Another Malawian ultra marathoner comes in the open

By Duncan Mlanjira Imran Paya from Mbulumbudzi in Chiradzulu District is another ultra marathon specialist who is also making news in Cape Town, South Africa following the footprints of Edson Kumwamba. Paya came to surface this week when he contacted this reporter for contacts of Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) officials seeking for a letter of clearance to enable him register for one of South Africa’s famous ultra marathons — the 90km Comrades Race. He said he has been…

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Proceeds from Ecobank FAM Charity Shield to go towards fight against atrocities on people with albinism

By Duncan Mlanjira Ecobank has taken over sponsorship of the annual FAM Charity Shield at K12 million and this year’s proceeds from the tournament to be played at Kamuzu Stadium on March 30 and 31 will be channeled towards the fight against crimes being targeted at people with albinism. This was disclosed on Tuesday at FAM’s Mpira Village at Chiwembe where the new sponsor was unveiled and that the theme for the two-day tournament is ‘One Love —Stop The…

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Cyclist Kambewa plans another daring charity cycle after ‘Kuthetsa Khwekhwerere’ challenge

By Duncan Mlanjira After the ‘Kugwetsa Khwekhwerere’ challenge — the 30.2kms saddle-less charity cycle up the Masasa-Golomoti escarpment route from Salima M5 road junction to the Blantyre-Lilongwe M1 Road — Stewart The Cyclist will undertake another daring adventure, the Kilimanjaro to Mulanje 2019 Charity Challenge from September 1-30. Together with his cycling colleague, John Moyenda, they shall start by hiking up the highest mountain in Africa, the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (5,895m) before cycling from from there to Mulanje (2,301km),…

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Eight-year-old Nigerian refugee crowned chess champion in New York

An eight-year-old boy who fled Nigeria with his family and is now living in a homeless shelter in New York City awaiting asylum application approval, has been crowned the state’s chess champion for his age group, Daily Mail online reports. Tanitoluwa Adewumi won the state tournament for his group, from kindergarten through third grade, last weekend. The boy and his family fled their home in Nigeria in 2017 in fear for their lives and have been living in a…

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Injury Rules Nomads Goalkeeper Out Of AFCON Qualifiers Game

By Arkangel Tembo, MANA Be Forward Wanderers goalkeeper Nenani Juwayo will not take part in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers encounter against Morocco on Friday due to an injury. Juwayo, who sustained the injury during training before the international bonanza, will not recover in time to be fit for the game at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday Juwayo said he had excused himself from the game because…

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Malawi Chess Association inspires school students to tree planting initiative

By Chimthere Alfred, Chessam Publicist Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam), led by its president Susan Namangale, on Friday championed a tree planting exercise with students at Kamuzu Barracks Secondary School in Lilongwe and simultaneously donated two chess sets to the school’s club. The ambience at the campus was all green as Namangale grabbed the opportunity to inspire the students on the benefit of trees in relation to chess. “Chess require individuals to think moves ahead, which means that planning…

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Stewart The Cyclist plans another daring charity cycle; 30.2kms saddle-less up Khwekhwerere route

By Duncan Mlanjira Stewart The Cyclist, Stewart Kambewa, who shot to fame when he, together with his colleague Kwame Kaira when they cycled 1,149km in 8 days from Nsanje to Chitipa in September 2016 to raise funds towards building boreholes in some communities of the country, has come up with another daring adventure on April 20 — to cycle saddle-less for 30.2kms and half of it uphill. And this time it is in aid of raising every day needs…

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Bullets Plans On Having Club Competition

By Mphatso Sam Nyasa Big Bullets has said it plans to have its own club competition for teams in the southern part of Africa, the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) region in the next three years. Bullets recently hosted the Nyasa Big Bullets Challenge, which it says would be an annual pre-season tournament which would run for the next five years and would be featuring both international and local teams. Bullets Senior Business Development Manager, Kelvin Moyo…

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