Angolan Salvador joins Malawi’s Mwaungulu as joint top scorers at the COSAFA Under-20

  By Duncan Mlanjira Angola’s Ambrosini Salvador has joined Malawian star Patrick Mwaungulu as joint top scorers with three goals apiece after Day 2 of the COSAFA Under-20 championship taking place in Zambia. Mwaungulu scored all three through a hat-trick after beating Comoros 4-0 on Day 1 while Ambrosini scored two when Angola thrashed Seychelles 8-0 and added the third when beat Mozambique 1-0 in Group C. Other scorers for Malawi are Francisco Madinga, Chinsinsi Maonga and Lanjesi Nkhoma….

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Burkina Faso great Jonathan Pitroipa retires from international football

  By www.ghanasoccernet.com Burkina Faso forward Jonathan Pitroipa has called it quit in his incredible international football career after over a decade with the Stallions. After making his debut for Burkina Faso in 2006, Pitroipa has gone ahead to feature at the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 editions of the African Cup of Nations, scoring two goals in the 2013 tournament as Burkina Faso ended as runners-up. He also emerged as the Player of the Tournament in the…

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South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, South Africa and Eswatini make solid start to COSAFA Under-20 Championship

  By Cosafa Media South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Angola, Malawi opened their 2019 COSAFA Men’s Under-20 Championship campaign with a resounding wins. Hosts Zambia beat Botswana 5-0 in Group A on a day that contained plenty of goals at the Nkoloma Stadium on Wednesday. Seventeen were scored in the three games played, as Angola trounced Seychelles 8-0 and Malawi were too powerful for Comoros Islands as they recorded a 4-0 success. Patrick Mwaungulu scored a hat-trick for Malawi in…

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Aerobics’ fundraising mental health awareness workout mobilizes K3.5m worth of materials for Zomba Mental Hospital

  By Duncan Mlanjira The Aerobathon workout, which aerobics enthusiasts organised as a fundraising mental health awareness at College of Medicine in Blantyre on November 23, managed to mobilize K3.5 million worth of materials to be donated at Zomba Mental Hospital. Organised by Lilongwe-based Sweat-factory Fitness Studio, the day-long event, which is an aerobic workout sequence that combines all body parts, received an overwhelming response, as said by one of the trainers Tamara Chafunya. She said the donation will…

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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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