No record broken again for the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira Sunday’s Blantyre City Marathon has identified a new winner in Zomba-based Mphatso Nadolo but it seems the performance of long distance runners is going down as Nadolo was far from breaking the 42.195km course’s 16-year-old record of 2:18:40hrs, set by veteran Henry Moyo in 2003. He clocked 2:29:38 and it was not even his personal best because last year, in his maiden marathon, he was third in 2:28:42. Last year’s winner, Moyale Barracks soldier Ndacha Nchelenje,…

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Nchelenje might miss defence of his Blantyre City Marathon title

By Duncan Mlanjira By close of business on Saturday evening, October 13, defending champion for the Blantyre City Marathon, Moyale Barracks soldier Ndacha Nchelenje, had not confirmed his participation due to other soldierly duties. But all is set for the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon scheduled to start at 6am on Sunday (October 13) as the athletes eye to break the 42.195km course’s 16-year-old record of 2:18:40hrs, set by veteran Henry Moyo in 2003. An extra K500,000 incentive was dangled…

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Kenyan athlete makes sporting history by running marathon in under two hours

By Duncan Mlanjira Famous Kenyan runner becomes the first person to run the marathon in less than two hours, clocking in at 1:59:40 although the feat will not count as a world record, according to the world athletics body. Kipchoge holds the official marathon record — a time of 2:01:39 set at the Berlin Marathon same period last year. Reports say the Kenyan Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna’s Prater Park on a…

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Concerned young citizens preparing petition against Wanderers, Bullets stadia construction

By Duncan Mlanjira Concerned grouping, Citizens of Progressive Action, have prepared a petition that is demanding the government to rescind its decision to built stadia for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets using public funds. At a press briefing on Friday at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre, the grouping’s Chief Operations Strategist, Pemphero Mphande said the petition has been posted online for people to sign and he says so far close to 10,000 people have responded to it….

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Nyamilandu’s opponents should clarify what they mean by saying he has overstayed; It’s a strawman fallacy

Analysis by Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president, Walter Nyamilandu is all poised to seek re-election at the elective annual general meeting scheduled for December but some of his opponents are rallying the non-voting members of the public to protest that the man has overstayed and should step down and allow others to take up the helm instead. The questions that beg a quick answer is; if he has overstayed, does it mean he has not delivered?…

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Mwase names final squad for Lesotho matches

Flames Coach Meke Mwase has named a 22 man squad to play two friendly matches against Lesotho away in Maseru this weekend. The team leave on Thursday for Maseru and will play Lesotho on Friday and Sunday at Sesotho Stadium. Mwase has retained the bulk of his squad that eliminated Botswana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers last month with defender Trevour Kalema and midfielders Felix Zulu and Mike Mkwate as the new additions. According to Mwase, the…

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Department of Disaster Management endorses 2019 Warm Heart profession golf Tour

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management (DoDMA) has endorsed the 2019 Warm Heart profession golf Tour which Professional Golfers Association of Malawi (PGAMW) will host from November 14-16 at Lilongwe Golf Club. The Tour is being organised under the theme ‘Teeing-off for a Malawi Resilient to Climate-related Hazards and Disasters, which DoDMA says is in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 13 target 1. It is also in line with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy…

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Time for Malawi football to reap fruits of Nyamilandu’s appointment as FIFA Council member

By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu has finally come out in the open that he shall seek re-election at the forthcoming annual general meeting on December 20, saying he has unfinished business as he has just recently been elected as a member of the FIFA Council. He says time has now come for the entire Malawi football fraternity to reap the fruits of his appointment as a member of the world football governing body….

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Malawian Taekwondo athlete wins silver medal in London championship

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian Taekwondo athlete, Yamikani Guba, who is serving in the British Army, won the silver medal at the London International Open championships held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday organised by the Universal Taekwondo Federation (UTF). Yamikani represented his British Army Taekwondo team in the heavyweight category +87kgs, had four KO’s and lost in the extra time of the finals stage. Guba says he is now looking forward to the British National Championships which will…

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Vegetable businessman wins Premier Bet K51m pay out from just K150 investment

By Duncan Mlanjira Vegetable businessmen based in Machinjiri, Blantyre on Wednesday went back home a very happy many when he was presented a K51 million cheque pay out after investing just K150 in 23 tickets of Premier Bet. The 28-year-old Andrew Jordan said he has been betting since 2016 and was only winning small chunks which were satisfactory but never imagined he would ever hit such a jackpot. He said his immediate plans is first to buy his own…

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