Flames coach Mwase yearns for victory as revenge

By Duncan Mlanjira Ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group B crunch  qualifier Flames coach Meke Mwase cherishes that his charges should avenge for him by beating Uganda this afternoon in the game that kicks off at 15:00 CAT. Mwase told a pre-match press conference at Protea Marriott Hotel, Skyz in Naguru, Kampala that the match is a blessing in disguise for him. “The last time I came here as a player, we lost the battle,”…

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Captain John Banda expresses Flames’ readiness against Uganda Cranes

  By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi national football team captain John Banda has openly expressed his team’s confidence and readiness prior to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group B qualifier away to Uganda to be played on Sunday. Banda, an experienced midfielder with Blue Eagles in the TNM Super League, said this at a pre-match press conference at the Protea Marriott Hotel Skyz in Naguru, Kampala on Saturday morning. Flanked by his head coach Meke Mwase and the…

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11 of coach Mponda’s U-20 squad graduated from the U-17 of three season ago

  By Duncan Mlanjira Eleven of the players that have made into coach Peter Mponda’s squad for the 2019 Under-20 COSAFA tournament graduate from the Under-17 squad of three seasons ago. They are Innocent Shema (Silver Youth), Josephy Balakasi (Ntopwa FC), Hadji Wali (Silver Strikers), Francis Mtoso (Ascent Academy), (Kesteni Simbi (Izoizo FC), Auspicious Kadzongola,Franklin Titani, Patrick Mwaungulu (Nyasa Big Bullets), David Daudi (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve), Lovermore Mbeta (Ascent Academy and Chinsinsi Maonga of Siliver Strikers Youth. Mponda…

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Over 2,500 graduate through scholarships provided by Islamic Zakaat Fund

  By Duncan Mlanjira Since its establishment in 1991, Islamic Zakaat Fund (IZF) has succeeded in financially supporting over 2,500 students towards attainment of first degrees in various fields from various institutions and over 15,000 secondary school students to realise their dreams on enrolling into tertiary education. This was disclosed on Saturday morning by ZKF chairman, Kassim Okhai when unveiling a partnership agreement between ZKF and Malawi Relief Fund UK, which is set to invest over K900 million over…

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China hands over 500 Satellite TV villages  

The Peoples Republic of China has handed over 500 satellite Television Villages to Malawi. The handover ceremony took place on Friday, November 15, at Nankhwali Primary School in Mangochi. Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology, Mark Botomani, recieved the villages in behalf of the Government of Malawi. President Peter Mutharika launched the project last year at Mponela 2 Primary School. The 500 satellite TV villages are under China’s project of connecting 10,000 villages to satellite TV in…

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Malawi tops the list of 10 countries with highest rate of premature births

  By Duncan Mlanjira A report from the Middle East indicates that Malawi tops the list of 10 countries with the highest rates of premature births per 100 live births. This was disclosed during the commemoration of World Prematurity Day in Muscat, Oman on Thursday and confirmed by Malawi’s Dr. Grace Chiudzu, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The report done by Middle East journalist, Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui, says Malawi is rated at 18.1 preterm births per 100…

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Lilongwe City Council CEO sends stern warning to officers against preparing building plans for clients

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Lilongwe City Council’s Chief Executive Officer, John Chome has sternly warned his officers against preparing building plans for clients and influencing decisions for the approval. In an internal memo which Maravi Express has seen, Chome says his investigation has shown that most of the culprits are officers in the Planning Department. “It is unethical and unprofessional to prepare and submit plans that you or your own committee(s) will be involved in their approval. It is…

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Kenya 🇰🇪 get surprise draw in Egypt 🇪🇬 as Algeria 🇩🇿 thump Zambia 🇿🇲5-0

  By Ahmed Zezo & Lawreence Ochieng, SuperSport Kenya 🇰🇪 held Egypt 🇪🇬 1-1 while defending champions Algeria 🇩🇿 thumped Zambia 🇿🇲 5-0 on Thursday in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers matchday one continued. Debutant Mohammed Kudus clinched victory for Ghana 🇬🇭 over South Africa 🇿🇦 while 🇲🇱 Mali and Guinea 🇬🇳 ended 2-2 after four goals in 19 minutes. In other matches, Comoros 🇰🇲 upset Togo 🇹🇬, a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-inspired Gabon 🇬🇦 held the Democratic…

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Office of Vice-President clears air on K100m transfer from IFMIS TO FDH Bank

By Duncan Mlanjira The Office of the Vice-President and Disaster Management Affairs says the general public should not be alarmed by the leaked letter written by the Secretary to the Vice-President and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs to the Accountant General requesting for the transfer of K100 million from the IFMIS system to the FDH Holding account, saying this is a normal transaction. A statement from Office of the Vice-President and Disaster Management Affairs, Charles Wahara says that it…

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Mutharika preaches peace, urges opposition to stop destroying property

By Mary Makhiringa President Professor Peter Mutharika has reiterated the need for all people in the country to unite and protect the country’s assets. Mutharika made the remarks on Thursday when he addressed a development rally at Balaka LEA Primary School in Balaka district. The Malawian leader said it was sad to note that some people in the country are destroying property in the name of demonstrations, saying the tendency derails the development of the country. “We are trying…

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