Sports authorities urged to invest in Malawian up-and-coming athlete Asimenye Simwaka

Asimenye clocked 11:68 seconds while Britain’s Dina Asher Smith was second in 11.07 * In the preliminary round, Asimenye came second completing in 11:76 seconds * It was also a national record and qualified her for the Round 1 By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC), Ministry of Sports Malawi National Council of Sports as well as the Athletics Association of Malawi to invest in Alimenye Simwaka and other young athletes, who have the same potential manifested by Asimenye…

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Coach Patrick Mabedi’s U-20 technical panel embarks on regional talent identification exercise

Head coach Patrick Mabedi Maravi Express The Under-20 men’s national team technical panel — led by head coach, Patrick Mabeti — is on regional talent identification exercise to scout players for the team in preparation for the 2021 COSAFA Championship. The exercise started this Saturday and Sunday for the Central and Northern Regions respectively as well as on August 7-8 for where it is expected to identify 65 players to be gathered together for a national camp between August…

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It’s Silver Strikers v Nyasa Bullets in FDH Cup quarterfinals as Mighty Wanderers face MAFCO FC

Maravi Express Malawi’s local elite league heavyweights Silver Strikers and Nyasa Big Bullets are set to tussle in what will be a high profile 2021 FDH Bank Cup quarterfinal clash while Mighty Wanderers will face Salima-based soldiers MAFCO FC. The draw was conducted on Friday at Mpira Village in Chiwembe that pitted the  Lilongwe-based Bankers to hosts The People’s team in a match four do-or-die cracker. Mighty Wanderers v MAFCO FC is match one whereas Ekwendeni Hammers is expected…

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Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon named his son after Cameroun and Africa’s greatest Thomas N’Kono

The legendary Cameroun goalkeeper Thomas N’Kono * I remember the first game against Argentina, Cameroun won thanks to his saves * Everyone was watching Diego Maradona and Roger Milla, but I was fascinated by him * When N’Kono retired the Italian keeper played in his farewell match in Cameroon By Duncan Mlanjira Not many European players or elsewhere come in the open to reveal that they idolize African stars but Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, did just that —…

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Netball France seeking to become a fully-fledged member of Europe and World Netball

The newly-launched logo * Netball is mostly played by countries in the Commonwealth * The next Netball World Cup in 2023 is set to be hosted by Africa for the first time ever * To be held from July 28 to August 6 2023 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa By Duncan Mlanjira Established in 2020, Netball France is seeking to become the sole governing body of the sport in France as the non-Commonwealth country…

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Malawian private tree seedlings developer diversifying more on fruit trees with California Papaya

It starts bearing fruit as young as this * This variety is very commercially viable as it starts fruiting within 9 months of planting * With proper husbandry one can get 90+ fruits per fruiting season per plant By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian passionate private tree seedlings developer, Mapopa William Banda, who diversified by raising fruit tree seedlings, has added high yield California Papaya (pawpaw), which is ready for sale. He says the California papaya variety is very commercially viable…

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Malawian female ref in another milestone as she officiates her 3rd Women’s Olympic Games quarterfinal match

Kwimbira (right) with two of her colleagues to officiate the match Maravi Express Malawi’s FIFA referee Bernadettar Kwimbira is set for another milestone in her refereeing career on Friday when she will be part of an African trio that will officiate a quarterfinal match at the Women’s Olympic Games. Kwimbira has been designated as the first assistant referee alongside centre referee Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Kenyan Mary Njoroge as second assistant referee for the second quarterfinal match between Great…

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Othakarhaka Charity Foundation taking palliative health care to another level; Moving from home-based care to facility based

Founder Ida Puliwa Mwango and her husband Ted in the dedicated treatment room * Othakarhaka came to national spotlight when it won the grand prize of K5.5 million  #Sisonke best short video documentary * The competition #Sisonke was organised by Old Mutual Malawi from April * One wing of its huge office complex to be a fully fledged health facility * Complete with a lab, a pharmacy, consultation and treatment rooms * It has a dedicated number of close…

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Mighty Wanderers supporters committee tasked to register 5m members to be reserved with 15% of shareholding

The faithful Nomads encouraged to be part of the renaissance * To be paying a yearly agreed subscription fee and shall be assisted to register as a limited company by guarantee * The committee shall be responsible for the good conduct and discipline of all registered supporters * The supporters committee shall not interfere in any manner in the affairs of the limited company * Wanderers Football Club Limited shall continue to run Wanderers Club at a profit for…

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Peter Mutharika takes ACB by surprise by declaring to remain silent in interview over use of TPIN

Former President Peter Mutharika  * Accuses the whole process as “a sustained political witch hunt by a State institution” * In view of the previous conduct of the ACB towards me, I am reluctant to grant this interview Maravi Express As soon as the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) prepared to interview Peter Mutharika in connection with the alleged abuse of his Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TPIN), the former President took the officers unawares by first presenting a preamble in which he…

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