Nwankwo Kanu robbed of his prized football medals

Former Nigeria national football team captain and legend, Nwankwo Kanu, is devastated after being robbed of his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items. Shina Philips a close friend and associate to Kanu told Nigerian newspaper Premium Times that the former African Footballer of the Year had to cut short his trip to London after hearing that some ‘unknown’ persons were carrying out illegal renovations in his hotel, contrary to the order from the court that both parties…

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Southern Africa Athletics pleads affiliate federations for innovation and be able to implement

By Duncan Mlanjira President of Confederation of Athletics Association for Southern Africa, Moses Bantsi says 2019 is a crucial year for all ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Qatar in September which is also a springboard for many athletes to the Olympic Games next year in Japan. Thus there is need for affiliate associations, Malawi inclusive, to be more innovative and be able to implement their programmed as well.  “That means our athletes in the region need a…

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FAM establishes youth academy at Mpira Village

By Duncan Mlanjira In the interest of developing the game from grassroots level, which is the nursery for the future of the game, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) now has an operational youth football academy that is being piloted in Blantyre, targeting schools surrounding Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Limbe.  In its Activity Report for the period from July 2017 to June 2018, the association’s president Walter Nyamilandu Manda says this pilot phase will run for one year in Blantyre and in latter years, will…

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Tanzanian side Simba FC stun Algerian giants JS Saoura 3-0 in CAF Champions League

By Duncan Mlanjira  Simba FC from Tanzanian 🇹🇿 stunned Algerian 🇩🇿 giants JS Saoura 3-0 at home on Saturday to top Group D of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League match played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The East Africans scored through Emmanuel Okwi and a brace from Maddie Kagere. Coming hot on the East Africans are another North African giants Al Ahly SC of Egypt 🇪🇬 who beat AS Vita Club from DR…

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Phil Masinga was best target striker Bafana ever had; says Nyamilandu in tribute to the late legend

By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu Malawi has described former South African international Phil Masinga, who died on Sunday, January 13 after a long illness, as the best target striker Bafana Bafana ever had. Nyamilandu, himself a former Malawian international defender, played against Masinga’s Bafana Bafana side in 1996 during the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre before the second leg in South Africa in which the Flames lost 1-4…

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Chiwembe Stadium upgrade making steady progress

By Duncan Mlanjira The Chiwembe Stadium upgrade at Football Association of Malawi’s Mpira Village is expected to be completed as planned by end of February of early March FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda said the materials for the bleachers and the seats which were procured in China have since arrived in the country and are being offloaded on site.  “The production and the shipping of these key materials have been the main determining factor for the winding up of…

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Partridge Shycal disowns his signature on court document; claims complainant forged it

By Duncan Mlanjira Prominent businessman and president of Malawi Professional Golfers Association (PGAMW), Patridge Shycal has disowned the signature that appears on a court summon that was ordering him to appear before Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Court and circulated on social media, insisting it must have been forged by the complainant, a woman, Melina Chinzakadzi who is suing him to claim compensation for pregnancy maintenance. Shycal says the first summon was served to him on December 21, 2018 which…

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Sports Council to no longer fund associations’ administrative meetings

By Trust Mtegha & Duncan Mlanjira  Malawi National Council of Sports has announced that it will no longer provide funds to its affiliate associations for their administrative activities through the annual subventions which they are provided but will only fund sports programs that will be highlighted in the association’s strategic plans. The Sports Council is a government agency that implement its sport policies under Department of Sports in Ministry of Labour, Youth ,Sports and Manpower Development and associations submit…

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Mo Sallah retains African Player of the Year award; Egypt awarded rights to 2019 AFCON finals

By Duncan Mlanjira  Egypt’s and English Premier League side Liverpool’s international, Mohammed Sallah has retained the African Footballer of the Year accolade which he was awarded on Tuesday, January 8 at a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal. And earlier, during the Confederation of African Football executive committee, Egypt were awarded the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), officially replacing original hosts Cameroon, who were stripped of their duties in November because of slow preparations and security…

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Malawi chess wins another international medal; Mwagomba wins silver medal at the Africa Amateurs

By Duncan Mlanjira Fishan Mwagomba has made Chess Association Malawi (Chessam) and the whole nation proud by winning the silver medal during last week’s Africa Amateurs that took place in Windhoek, Namibia. From nine rounds played, Mwagomba picked 6.5 points — winning six games and drawing one and losing two. He was just 1.5 points behind the champion, Joster Kandangwe from Zambia, who scored 7.5 points. On third place was Candidate Master titled Namibian, Immanuel Ganseb, who scored 6…

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