Ecobank FAM Charity Shield wins award from Malawi Chartered Institute of Marketing

  By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association of Malawi has been awarded with the Best Social Marketing Initiative of the Year for the Ecobank FAM Charity Shield by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Malawi. The Marketing Excellence awards gala, held on Saturday November  30 at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre, awarded FAM for dedicating the charity tournament towards the fight against renewed violence on people with albinism. “We salute all football fans who supported the FAM Charity Shield cause and…

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The public should take to task the affiliate voter if they want Nyamilandu out

  Opinion by Duncan Mlanjira The cancellation of FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s visit to Malawi has accelerated and, unfortunately, inflamed the criticism on Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Nyamilandu’s wish to seek re-election at the forthcoming annual general meeting in Mangochi. The critics were against the visit, saying it was ill timed as it was just two weeks away from the elections, thereby disadvantaging Walter’s strongest challenger — James Mwenda. The opposers were insinuating that Walter was bringing…

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Chidale, Sailesi leave for Arusha for Tanzania Open courtesy of Malawian Airlines

  By Duncan Mlanjira Two of the country’s top professional golfers, Adam Sailesi and Paul Chidale, on Wednesday flew out for Arusha, courtesy of return air tickets from Malawian Airlines, to feature in the Tanzania Open to be held from Friday, November 29-December 1st at Kili Golf Club. The two were assisted by Professional Golfers Association of Malawi (PGAMW) to get registered for the tournament in PGAMW’s strong campaign to make sure that the pros play more games inorder…

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FIFA president’s Malawi trip cancelled; private jet couldn’t land at Chileka due to main runway rehabilitation works

  By Duncan Mlanjira FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s visit to Malawi on his African tour, was cancelled at the last minute on Wednesday until further notice because the private jet flying him and his entourage couldn’t land at Chileka International Airport due to the ongoing rehabilitation works on the main runway. A statement from general secretary of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Alfred Gunda, says after carrying out a full assessment of the secondary runway, an advance team…

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Ernest Mtawali thrilled with Mpira Stadium inauguration match against fellow African football legend Samuel Eto’o

  By Duncan Mlanjira The country’s former football maestro, Ernest ‘Wire’ Mtawali, has described his involvement in FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s expected visit to Malawi as a great honour and a privilege to him as he will participate in the Mpira Stadium inauguration match on Wednesday in which he shall play against fellow African football legend, Samuel Eto’o Fils. Eto’o, who is special advisor to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad, is part of Infantino’s African tour…

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Southern Region Chess set for national qualifiers Saturday

  By Duncan Mlanjira Southern Region Chess League (SRCL) will identify it’s representatives for the national championship scheduled December 19-22 at Crossroads Hotel n Lilongwe through a 7 round swiss chess qualifiers to be held this weekend, November 30-December 1 at College of Medicine. The qualifiers have been categorised into two section, Open and Ladies from high 5 best players in each section that will represent SRCL in the national finals where players will compete for a place in…

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82-year-old female bodybuilder beats up man who broke into her home

  By Independent, UK “I’m alone, I’m old, but guess what, I’m tough”, says 82-year-old female bodybuilder Willie Murphy, who has beaten up a male intruder using a table, a broom and bottle of baby shampoo. Murphy was home alone getting ready for bed on Thursday night when a man began banging on her door asking for someone to call an ambulance. She refused to let him inside and instead called the police, but the man allegedly broke through the…

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Two Africans make it as world’s top 30 referees

  By Duncan Mlanjira Two African FIFA international referees, Sidi Alioum from Cameroon and Bakery Papa Gassama from Gambia, have been recognised as among the world’s top rer A report by www.kick442.com, Sidi is occupying the 17th position  followed by Gassama on 21st. The 37-year-old Sidi has officiated close to 80 matches in the international scene and was one of the centre refs during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals that took place in Egypt. The International Federation…

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Malawi’s Tabitha Chawinga nominated once more for CAF Women Player of the Year

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s top international female player, Tabitha Chawinga has once more been nominated for the prestigious Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award from a list of nine other top players. The Malawian plies her trade with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning alongside Ghanaian star Elizabeth Addo, who has also been nominated. According to www.goal.com, the two are reported to be ready to steer their Chinese club to secure their 5th silverware in 2019 as…

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FIFA president Infantino arrive in Madagascar to begin his African tour

By Duncan Mlanjira  FIFA president Infantino arrived in Antananarivo, Madagascar for a date with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad and the Malagasy Football Association (FMF) as he begins his visit to several African member associations including Malawi. According to www.fifa.com, his delegation comprises FIFA general secretary and general delegate for Africa Fatma Samoura, deputy secretary general Mattias Grafström, chief member associations officer Véron Mosengo-Omba, former French international and FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff, FIFA legend…

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