All set for second edition of Malawi Sport Awards Gala at BICC on Friday

By Duncan Mlanjira Minister of Sports, Youth, Labour and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia is expected to be joined by several foreign dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps as well as local high profile guests for the second red carpet edition of the Malawi Sport Awards at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe on Friday, February 22. Malawi National Council of Sports initiated this award ceremony last year aimed at recognizing deserving athletes, individuals and organisations that are outstanding…

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SA Athletics accuses IAAF of underhand tactics over Semenya hearing

By Duncan Mlanjira Athletics South Africa (ASA) has accused International Athletes Associations Federation (IAAF) of playing underhand tactics to try and win international public support in the case in which female athlete Caster Semenya, the Olympic women’s 800 metres champion, is to be judged if she should be classified as a ‘biological male’. The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) was expected to start hearing this case on Monday, Feb. 18 brought before them by ASA challenging IAAF’s move…

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FAM urges broadcasters to promote the football brand

By Patuma Tonex, FAM Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has urged broadcasters in the country to make efforts in making live football coverage  a strategic focus area to enable the football broadcast industry grow. This was highlighted during a Media Broadcasting Rights Consultative meeting aimed at sharing ideas on growing the football broadcast industry which FAM hosted at the Mpira Village on Friday. FAM Commercial and Marketing Director Limbani Cliff Matola said broadcasters should work on adding value to…

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Court of Arbitration of Sport to decide whether female SA Olympic champ Caster Semenya should be classified as male

By Duncan Mlanjira The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) is expected to hear a case in which International Athletes Associations Federation (IAAF) wants female athlete Caster Semenya, the Olympic women’s 800 metres champion, to be classified as a ‘biological male’ because of her ‘differences in sexual development’ (DSD) but at the same time “should be permitted to identify as female”. According to international media, CAS will hear evidence from IAAF from February 18-22 and an outcome is expected…

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PGA Malawi poised to host three major golf Tours

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Professional Golf Association (PGAMW), which made history last year when it hosted the first-ever professional golf Tour in Malawi, has ambitious plans to host a series of Tours and has since engaged various potential sponsors and stakeholders for partnership. PGAMW President Patridge Shycal, in a media statement, said two of the major international Tours are the African Tour Challenge to be played over April – May 2019 with a minimum budget of at least $50,000…

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FAM under fire for misconception over sponsorship of MBC TV’s coverage of DPP’s submission of nomination papers

By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been forced to disassociate itself from the furore that has arisen over the association’s purported sponsorship of MBC TV’s live coverage on Friday last week of the submission of presidential nomination papers by State President Arthur Peter Mutharika at Chichiri Convention Centre, commonly known as Comesa Hall. All along the state broadcaster had not been covering live the proceedings of the submission of nomination papers for various parties and independent…

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Sulom’s president to be Tiya Somba joins Football Journalists Association to plant trees at Mudi Catchment Area

By Duncan Mlanjira Outgoing Super League of Malawi (Sulom) treasurer, Tiya Somba Banda, who is expected to take up the post of president unopposed during the league’s elective annual general meeting on March 2, on Saturday found it fit to join in solidarity the newly-formed Football Journalists Association (FJA) to plant trees at Mudi Catchment Area in Blantyre. Somba Banda said he was impressed with the initiative by FJA, saying it is the responsibility of every Malawian to preserve…

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FIFA Boss Applauds Nyasa Bullets

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) President, Gianni Infantino has sent a congratulatory message to Nyasa Big Bullets for being champions of the TNM Super league in the 2018 season. In a letter from FIFA signed by Infantino and addressed to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President and FIFA Council Member, Walter Nyamilandu, the FIFA boss said it is a great pleasure for Bullets to win the 2018 championship since 2015 and their 13th overall. “The title is…

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Bullets Reserve Counted Out of Super League

Nyasa Big Bullets have confirmed that their Reserve side will not play in the TNM Super League this season following a resolution made at a board meeting held on Wednesday at its club house. Bullets Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya confirmed the development on Thursday to Malawi News Agency (Mana) that they would maintain the status quo of a reserve team as stipulated in FIFA club licensing, which requires any team playing in the Super League to have a…

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Mzuzu Stadium Under Rehabilitation

Mzuzu City Council (MCC) has from January to March closed Mzuzu Stadium for the council to renovate sanitary facilities and the football pitch among areas in the stadium. According to supervisor for Mzuzu Stadium, Paul Machilika, MCC decided to embark on renovation works of the stadium following its damaged state through vandalism of some facilities both in and outside the facility. “Wherever a huge number of people gathers at one place for something, chances of some facilities getting vandalized…

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