Malidadi voted as Malawi Sports Writers Association President

By Duncan Mlanjira Times Group media house’s senior sports journalist Mphatso Malidadi was voted in as president of Malawi’s Sports Writers Association (Swam) president during their elective annual general meeting held on Saturday at Football Association Malawi (FAM’s) Mpira Village at Chiwembe in Limbe. He takes over from veteran journalist Leonard Sharra, who had been acting president since September after the resignation of founding president Peter Kanjere, who decided to leave office last year due to pressure of work….

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Kumwamba clocks 2:50:53 in Blantyre Marathon; says satisfied with his performance

By: Duncan Mlanjira In his first-ever long road race, Malawi’s international mountain trail long distance (Ultra marathon) specialist, Edson Kumwamba came 11th and clocked 2:50:53hrs in Sunday’s Blantyre Marathon, which is 23:43 minutes behind the champion, Ndacha Happy Nchelenje in a time of 2:27:10. On second place was Hosea Chaola in a time 2:27:28, just 18 seconds away while Zomba-based Mphatso Nandolo, also in his maiden marathon, was third in 2:28:42. Kumwamba said he was satisfied with his performance and…

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No record broken as Nchelenje, Master win Blantyre Marathon

Morale Barracks athlete soldier Happy Kings Nchelenje and Mulanje-based athlete Theresa Master are champions of the men’s and women’s categories of the revived Blantyre Marathon after Sunday’s race that took place along the streets of Blantyre and finished at Kamuzu Stadium. No record was broken as Nchelenje finished in a time of 2:27:10, over by 9:30 minutes of 2:18:40 set by Henry Moyo in 2003 at while the women’s champion Master, at 3:19:49, overshot the record she set at…

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Cameras to be set at strategic points to deter cheating for Sunday’s Blantyre Marathon

The main organising committee of Sunday November 18’s Blantyre Marathon says all systems have been put in place and some are being finalised and will include setting up cameras at various strategic points to monitor every athlete who crosses those points to make sure that no one cheats. This said at a press conference on Thursday by chairperson of the main organising committee Martin Matululu, who said they want to make the event as professional as possible and they…

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Trio Battle It Out For Carlsberg Award

Three players are expected to battle it out for the award of the 2018 Carlsberg Cup Discovery of the Season following their impressive performance in the Carlsberg Cup tournament. The two, from newly-crowned Carlsberg Cup champions Masters Security, Midfielder and Captain Francis Mkonda and Forward Juma Yatina and Hangover United Midfielder Richard Rabson, have been nominated for the award by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM). In a letter from FAM released on Tuesday, the association’s Director of Competitions…

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SULOM Impressed with Quality of Competition

Super League of Malawi (SULOM) says it is impressed with the level of competitiveness being showcased by teams and players in the 2018/2019 TNM Super League competition. With just a month to close the season, most of the teams in the league are remaining with two games to wrap up the season with only Mighty Be Forward Wanderers remaining with five games before winding up the league. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Tuesday, Sulom General…

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Silver Warns Nomads: ‘We Don’t Fear You’

TNM Super League Defending Champions, Be Forward Wanderers are set to faces Silver Strikers on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Kamuzu Stadium in a title chase. The two teams will battle it out in order to make a catch up with current league leader, Nyasa Big Bullets are on the summit with 55 points from 23 games and a win from the two teams will narrow the point gaps. In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Wednesday, Silver…

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Blue Eagles, Moyale teams to represent Malawi at the Zone VI volleyball

By: Duncan Mlanjira Four teams Blue Eagles ladies, Blue Eagles men, Moyale Barracks men and Moyale Barracks Queens are expected to represent Malawi at this year’s Zone VI club championship in Durban, South Africa from November 29 to December 8. Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) general secretary Jairo’s Nkhoma confirmed the development, saying the Zone VI organisers have approved their participation. He said each country is given a slot of four teams to participate and at times even more…

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Malawi’s mountain trail athlete Kumwamba to race in world’s longest desert ultra-run in Dubai

By: Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s international mountain trail race specialist, Edson Kumwamba has been invited to participate for a race in December in Dubai called the Al Marmoom Ultramarathon, which is dubbed the world’s longest desert ultra-run. Kumwamba is based in South Africa where he specialised in mountain trail races called ultra marathons and has participated in several international races there as well as in France and Switzerland. He is in the country in Mulanje since September to train for…

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Wanderers Team Manager Suspended For Exchanging Blows With Kamwendo

TNM Super League defending champions Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have suspended its Team Manager Stevie Madeira following the commotion with Joseph Kamwendo on Saturday. In the TNM Super League match between Wanderers and Silver Strikers over the weekend, former Wanderers’ captain, Joseph Kamwendo was substituted, which did not please him and pointed at Madeira for his substitution which later ended in a fight. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Wednesday, Wanderers’ Vice General Secretary, Chulu Mkangama,…

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