Malawi Darts Association elects new office bearers

By Duncan Mlanjira Lieutenant Colonel Henderson Chilenga of Kamuzu Barracks Snipers was ushered in as the new president of Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) during its elective annual general meeting held at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba on on Saturday. His vice-president is Brave Chirwa of Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) while Chikondi Kachinjika of C2K Crocks went in unopposed as secretary general. The treasurer general is Muchanakwaye Mpaluka of Moth Club while the tournament director is Chipiliro Mzanda. The treasurer…

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Pogba’s mother appointed Guinea women’s football ambassador

By Duncan Mlanjira  French football World Cup winning international and Manchester United star midfielder, Paul Pogba’s mother has been appointed as an ambassador for women’s football for Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot), Goal.com and the BBC report. Yeo Moriba is herself a former Guinea women’s football international and got married to a Frenchman, Fassou Antoine Pogba, but they got separated in 1996. According to reports, Yeo Moriba brought up her three sons single-handedly after she separated from Fassou Antoine and…

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Malawian golfers in Kenya to chart ways for them to participate in Kenya Open or Safari Tour

By Duncan Mlanjira Professional Golfers Association of Malawi (PGAMW) is in Kenya on a learning tour with the view of having Malawi professionals to be invited to play in the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) and the  Safari Tour which is organised by the Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL). The Malawi delegation, as reported by that country’s Daily Nation newspapers, include PGAMW president Patridge Shycal, Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) president Hudson Kantwanje and Malawi Sports Council chairman James…

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North Africa again dominate group stages of CAF Champions League

By Duncan Mlanjira  The preliminaries of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League we’re concluded last week and from the 16 teams that made it for the group stages North Africa dominates by having seven teams. Two teams each from Tunisia 🇹🇳 (Esperance Tunis and Club Africain), Algeria 🇩🇿 (CS Constantine and JS Saoura), Egypt 🇪🇬 (Ismaily SC and Al Ahly SC) and one from Morocco 🇲🇦 (Wydad AC) make up the seven. Southern Africa has three representatives…

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Mkonda voted  2018 Carlsberg Cup Discovery of the Season

By Gomezgani Zakazaka Masters Security FC captain Francis Mkonda  has won the 2018 Carlsberg Cup Discovery of the Season award after dominating a poll done by a committee of sports journalists. Mkonda amassed 20 of the total 25 votes to edge out teammate, Juma Yatina, who got two votes and Hangover Hammers’ midfielder Richard Robson, who got three votes. The 20-year-old, who received a trophy and K200,000 cash, was instrumental as Masters Security FC produced one of the top…

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A grand year for African Chess Amateurs champion Chipanga as he wins Malawi’s National Championship

  By Muloyi Magenge  Candidate Master (CM) Chiletso Chipanga, who earlier this year was crowned African Chess Amateurs champion in Livingstone, Zambia, has closed 2018 in high spirits having won this year’s Chess Association of Malawi’s National Championship that took place over the weekend at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. From nine rounds of play from Friday to Sunday, Chipanga won seven, drew one and lost one to garner 7.5 points and his runner-up was Fiskani Mwagomba on 6 points…

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Malawi Flames stagnant on 130 on FIFA rankings

By Duncan Mlanjira  Malawi national football team, the Flames did not gain any points since last month and are still on position 130 on the FIFA world rankings and 35 in Africa. The Flames have not done well these past two years and performed miserably in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in which they were pitted with Morocco, Comoros Island and defending champions Cameroon. On the world stage, Belgium lead on the rankings, followed by world champions…

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Board 1 matches for Malawi Chess National Championship on live streaming as it gets underway in Lilongwe

By Duncan Mlanjira The National Chess Championship got underway on Friday morning, December 21 at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe and chess enthusiasts can follow the proceedings on Board 1 on live stream using the newly-acquired electronic chessboard. Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) publicity secretary Alfred Chinthere announced that people can watch Board 1 (one) live games through the link, http://view.livechesscloud.com/d0daaa0b-0c7f-4925-9d64-b75dcefc61e3. He also said chess enthusiasts can access results from the following link: http://chess-results.com/Tnr401837.aspx?lan=1. He said there will be three…

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Malawi Chess rejuvenates website

By Duncan Mlanjira Newly-appointed special advisor for Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) on information communication and technology (ICT) affairs, Ernest Matola has gone straight to work by rejuvenating its website that has been dormant since 2015. And the first test was done on Wednesday December 19 through its first story about Chessam sending four junior players to participate at African Schools Individual Chess Championships held in South Africa last week. Chessam publicity secretary Alfred Chinthere appealed to chess enthusiasts…

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FDH Bank doubles Flames sponsorship at K60m a year

FDH Bank Malawi has renewed its sponsorship partnership with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the Malawi national football team for another three years with the package increased by 100 percent to K60 million a year. Speaking during the contract signing ceremony at FAM’s Mpira Village in Blantyre on Wednesday, December 19, FDH Bank Deputy Managing Director William Mpinganjira said football development needs massive investment for national teams to produce results. “We are a bank that champions growth and…

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