Honouring Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya; His most memorable highlight was winning bronze medal at All African Games in 1987

By Duncan Mlanjira Former Nyasa Big Bullets international star, Lawrence ‘Lule’ Waya says the most memorable highlights of his career was winning the bronze medal at All African Games in Kenya against Cameroon in 1987 as well as winning the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup against Zambia in Malawi in 1988. The former legend had not been heard local because he was in South Africa where he had been working as an auditor but now is back…

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Chidale finishes impressive 13th at second round Safari Tours in Nairobi

By Duncan Mlanjira An outstanding to performance from Paul Chidale saw him finish on 13th position during second round Safari Tours in Nairobi, Kenya and is amongst the top professional golfers going into the third round scheduled for January 25. In the first round, Chidale missing the cut at Thika Greens but he picked himself up and made the cut at the second tour which was played at Muthaiga Golf Club. “Paul had a very bad start round at…

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Pirates has adapted quickly to new coach Zinnbauer’s system — Gaba

  By KickOff.com Orlando Pirates forward Gabadinho Mhango claims the team have adapted quickly to new coach Josef Zinnbauer’s system following their 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday evening. “I thank God, my teammates, the Orlando Pirates supporters,” Gaba, who scored the winning goal of the match, told SuperSport TV after receiving his Man of the Match accolade. “It’s something that we planned from training because everybody was putting 150 percent effort, congrats to…

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South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal Cup over Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara

  By Jerry Chifamba, allAfrica.com  South African Football Association (SAFA) has decided to withdraw the national team from the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations to be hosted in Morocco after “Morocco insisted on hosting the tournament in Laayoune which is in disputed Western Sahara.” In a series of tweets, SAFA said it supported the stance taken by its government by displaying their solidarity with the Sahrawi in withdrawing from the tournament to increase pressure on Morocco to grant…

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Rab Processors partners with stakeholders in raising awareness of plight of Bullets Veterans

  By Duncan Mlanjira Rab Processors has partnered with Southern Region football administrators and journalists in their quest to raise awareness of the plight of former Nyasa Big Bullets players, some of whom are struggling with life and cannot fend for themselves. Rab Processors’ Marketing Manager Anthony Kafuwa said considering the cause that is being done by the veterans themselves by joining hands in solidarity, they felt the association needed some start-up and has since donated K250,000 to the…

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Top Nigerian journalist believes Tabitha deserves the CAF Player of the Year award

  By Duncan Mlanjira Top Nigerian journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana believes that Malawian Tabitha Chawinga deserved to claim the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award than his compatriot Asisat Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona women’s side. In a Tweeter message, Obayiuwana said: “I understand that some members of the Nigerian media are unhappy that I didn’t vote for Asisat. That’s a shame. But I am NOT obliged to vote for her. “Congratulations to her on yet…

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Honouring Kennedy Malunga: Was once FIFA’s top 10 in 1987’s African Player of the Year

  By Duncan Mlanjira Not many people know or remember it, but former Malawi international midfielder, Kennedy ‘Senator’ Malunga was among top 10 African great players, who were nominated for the prestigious African Player of the Year award. What’s very interesting is that Kennedy, then playing for Club Brugge in Belgium, was ranked 6th with 24 points, beating Ghana’s great player Abedi Ayew Pele, then playing for Olympique Marseille in France who got 17 points and was placed number…

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Ascent Soccer targets 50/50 gender representation in the academy within 5 years

  By Duncan Mlanjira Lilongwe-based Ascent Soccer’s robust scouting efforts in 2019 saw it able to field a full girls’ squad, which it describes as an important milestone towards achieving its focus on 50/50 gender representation in the football academy’s age groups within five years.  To achieve this, Ascent Soccer recruited Malawian college social science graduate, Chisomo Chikuni in October 2019 to provide full time capacity for driving the girls program forward. The academy intends to continue liaising with…

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Gaba on fire Mhango as Pirates thrash Polokwane

  By SuperSport.com Gabadinho Mhango had a game of his life on Tuesday when he completed his hat-trick in the first 36 minutes as Orlando Pirates beat Polokwane City 4-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The first from 27-year-old player from Chiwembe in Karonga, was just a classic one — he received a pass on the blind side of the defenders, faced two markers and unleashed an unexpected a curling effort in…

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Solskjaer berates Man Utd for ‘worst’ half of the season in derby loss

  By SuperSport.com Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled his side’s first-half performance in Tuesday’s League Cup semifinal, first leg defeat their worst display of the season. Despite starting the game without a recognised striker, holders Man City outclassed United in a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford, scoring all three goals in a 21-minute first half blitz. The performance led the Norwegian to question his squad’s mental attitude, saying the players needed to learn to spur themselves…

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