Little Madagascar Defeat Malawi Flames

The Malawi National Soccer side aka the Flames conceded in the 87th minute to lose their preliminary first leg qualifier of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) against Madagascar at Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo on Saturday afternoon. The visitors used the same formation that played to a goalless draw with Kenya on Tuesday in a strength-testing match in Nairobi. However, Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden made three changes to the squad that started against Kenya, with Dalitso…

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Nerve Breaking Ties in Airtel Top 8, winner to get K15million

Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have been drawn against Silver Strikers and Azam Tigers respectively in the inaugural 2017 Airtel Top 8 quarter-finals. The highly anticipated draw took place at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre lately. The draw, which was witnessed by Airtel Malawi top officials, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) officials, journalists and representatives from teams, saw the Central Bankers being drawn against the people’s team, with Wanderers picking Tigers FC. In other quarterfinal draws, Mafco FC…

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I want to lift Flames on FIFA ranking – RVG

The new flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden has promised to lift National Team standing on the FIFA ranking. He was quoted during an interview with MBC on Sunday at Chiwembe training ground. Geneugden said the current FIFA ranking in which Malawi is need to be improved for the better and this could be done if we put much effort in winning more games. The coach said he wants to build the team to enable it have an identity style…

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FAM Sub-Committee Finally Comes Out with a Decision Over Bus Ipite Bonanza

DECISION OF THE FAM COMPETITIONS SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE INCIDENTS DURING THE LUSO TV BUS IPITE BONANZA BETWEEN NMC BIG BULLETS AND BEFOWARD WANDERERS AT BINGU NATIONAL STADIUM IN LILONGWE ON 2nd JANUARY 2017 On 6th February, the Football Association of Malawi through the Competitions Sub-Committee charged NMC Big Bullets Football Club and their Supporter Billy Severe for displaying unsporting behaviors during the 2016 Luso TV Bus Ipite Bonanza match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers on Monday…

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Three more join Flames camp, Wadabwa injured

Flames assistant coach Gerald Phiri has roped in three additional players to the squad that is preparing for the 2018 Championship of African Nations (Chan) preliminary qualifiers against Madagascar. The three players, according to team manager Peter Mponda are unattached former South Africa-based forward Robin Ngalande and Kamuzu Barracks duo of Pempho Kansichili and Manase Chiyesa. Mponda said Chiyesa has replaced injured Be Forward Wanderers striker Peter Wadabwa. “Peter was already injured when he joined camp and he only…

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Dave Banda to captain Chan squad

Flames coach Gerard Phiri has appointed Dave Banda as the Flames captain ahead of the 2018 Chan qualifying campaign later this month. Banda will be deputised by Lucky Malata. The Flames have today started training in preparation for a first round tie against Madagascar with the first leg set for 23rd April away in Antananarivo and the return in Lilongwe on 29th April 2017. All the players except Mafco defender Paul Ndlobvu and Isaac Kaliyati ,who is attending trials…

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Ndawa Now at civo United

Seasoned coach Franco Ndawahas taken up a new job at Lilongwe based side CIVO United it has been reported. Initially, the Lilongwe based side wanted Azam Tigers coach Gerald Phiri to take over but he snubbed the offer despite becoming the first during interviews. This left the Civil Servants with no choice but to go for Ndawa, who, according to the reports, he came second during the interviews. Franco Ndawa According to information gathered by this publication, the former…

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Exciting Micium Mhone terminates Cosmos contract

After spending a year in South Africa’ Absa Premiership with Jomo Cosmos before being relegated to National First Division, Micium Mhone has terminated his contract due to contractual disagreements. According to information sourced by Malawi24, Mhone has been cleared by Cosmos to join any team of his choice. It has been reported that Cosmos and Mhone’ former club Blue Eagles had disagreements over the player’s transfer fee, with reports indicating that the former us yet to pay the latter…

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Bombshell: TNM Finally withdraws Super League sponsorship

TNM on Tuesday officially announced the withdrawal of the Super League sponsorship, ending a 10-year romance with the country’s flagship football league. The development a ruling by the Competition and Fair Trade Commission (CFTC) that the mobile and data service provider’s contract with the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has unfair trade practice clauses. It also came just two weeks before the commencement of the 2017 season. A statement signed by the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) Douglas Stevenson…

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Issa Hayatou ousted after 29 years as CAF president

Ahmad of Madagascar pulled off a stunning upset on Thursday, ousting Issa Hayatou, the long-serving president of the Confederation of African Football, in an election at the organisation’s congress in Ethiopia. The 57-year-old former government minister, who goes by just a single name, won the CAF presidency by 34 votes to 20 in the poll, bringing to a surprise end the 29-year tenure of the 70-year-old Hayatou, who is from Cameroon. The result was greeted by cheers at the…

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