‘Barcelona’ Confident of Beating Cameroon at Kamuzu Stadium

Malawi National Team, flames Coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) and his stand-in captain John Lanjesi say they are optimistic of causing an upset against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Tuesday. Malawi host the African champions in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualifier at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre from 3pm. The Flames are ranked 125th—75 places below the West Africans—who lead Group B with seven points from three games.. The Flames, who lost narrowly 1-0 in…

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Flames ‘Barcelona’ Hope to Upset Cameroon

The Malawi national football team, the Flames, are hoping to cause an upset when they face Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions on Friday in Yaounde in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Flames are third in Group B. They are tied on three points with Morocco but the Atlas Lions have a better goal difference. They are just a point behind group leaders Cameroon. Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) said while it appears a tall order facing the…

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She-Flames Beat Madagascar

Malawi Women’s national football team defeated Madagascar 2-0 at the 2018 Cosafa Women’s Championship at Isaac Wolfson in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This is the first victory for the team after they started the competition with a 2-0 loss to Botswana in the opening game at the same venue. Veteran striker Linda Kasenda and Zainab Kapanda were on target for She-Flames. It was the first victory for Chombo-Sadik since she was appointed head coach of the team, afyter she…

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Tributes pour in for late Jimmy Mphamba; another Nomad legend gone

By: Duncan Mlanjira   Many Malawians have described former Mighty Wanderers player late Jimmy Mphamba as a very talented and skillful but who never showcased his full potential since his career was cut short by a very serious knee injury. Jimmy Mphamba died on July 13 in South Africa where he was based and  was buried there on Saturday 28th July 2018.   Commenting on a post on Facebook posted by former Wanderers team manager Limbani Magomero, Gulam Pinto…

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Angola Extinguish Junior Flames

Angola Under 20 Saturday pulled a 1-2 away win over Malawi Under 20 in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) second round first leg encounter played at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Area 48 in Lilongwe. Malawi Under 20 has a mountain to climb in weeks time to over come the defecit in Luanda, Angola as they need to score twice without replay. The game could be best described as a game of two halves as the visitors controlled…

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Jack ‘Africa’ Dies at 61

Forward Wanderers Technical Director and former Captain of Malawi National Team, Jack “Africa” Chamangwana died Sunday evening. According to information obtained from various sources Chamangwa passed at around 8 pm at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. He has died at the age of 61 and his is the second capped National team player with 133 gamed to his name. Chamangwana was part of the 1978- 1979 East and Central Africa Challenge Cup winning squad. He made his…

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Flames Coach RVG Donates Uniforms to Factured FC

Flames Coach, Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) on Saturday donated a set of uniforms to Factured Football Club which is one of the Central Region Women Football Association (CRWFA) teams. The donation was made on Saturday at Don Bosco Youth Centre in Area 23, Lilongwe. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency after the donation RVG said it is also his duty as national team coach to do a little on the development of local football. “In Europe…

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Flames Regroups Sunday, Nyasa Bullets Dominates Squad

Malawi National Football Team, the Flames is expected to start training camp on Sunday at Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Blantyre ahead of the team’s upcoming assignments. Football Association of Malawi (FAM) General Secretary, Alfred Gift Gunda said the players would undergo intensive medical checkups before starting the paces. “Players are expected to report either on Sunday, February 04 or Monday February 05, 2018 where they will undergo medical checkups before the commencement of training,” Gunda said in a statement….

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FA Buys New Jersey for the Flames

The country’s football mother body, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says Malawi National Football Team, popularly known as the Flames, will have new uniform this year. FAM’s Commercial and Marketing Director, Limbani Cliff Matola confirmed the development, saying the procurement process has reached an advanced stage and that the new jerseys will be ready before March, 2018. He said the association has decided to buy new uniform for the flames to save the ‘embarrassment’ the team suffered during the…

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Flames Nosedive 26 Steps on FIFA Rankings

The recent mediocre performance by the Malawi National Soccer side, the Flames, has seen them going down 26 places on the World FIFA rankings released by the Woeld governing body for the month of July. According to the latest FIFA ladder, the Flames have gone down from position 107 to 133, a development which local analyst say is worrisome in as far as the development of the game in the country is concerned. “This shows that we are not…

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