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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Over K5 million raised from Old Mutual Run 4 Reforestation half marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira The second edition of the Run 4 Reforestation half marathon held on September 7 in aid of raising funds towards tree planting and conservation of Zomba Plateau, raised K5,128,450 and identified two athletes to participate at the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon in South Africa on an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of Old Mutual. Held along the trails of Zomba Plateau itself, the race attracted a total of  390, both local and international. The main 21km had 54…

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Rab Processors partners with 2019 Blantyre City Marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira Rab Processors, have partnered with organizers of the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon scheduled for October 13 in which the company shall provide 1,000 bottles of Vital Premium purified still water in 500ml bottles. Rab Processors are also sponsors of the Southern Region Football League through their juice brand, ThumbsUp, as well providing training and match day with Vital Premium purified still water for the Malawi national football team. “We are a company so concerned with society’s…

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2019 FISD Challenge Cup champions to receive K20 million prize money

By Duncan Mlanjira This year’s FISD Challenge Cup champions will cart home a cool K20 million as prize money, up from K16 million which last year’s winners, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers received. This was disclosed last week at Football Association of Malawi’s Mpira Village in Blantyre by the sponsors’ Chief External Operations Affairs Manager, Jack Kujaliwa, who added that the runners-up will receive K7 million with K2 million each going to the losing semifinalists. There is also a starter…

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2019 Malawi Warm Heart Pro Tour set for November

By Duncan Mlanjira Professional Golfers Association in Malawi (PGAMW) has set November 14-16 as the dates for its second edition of its flagship golf tournament, the Malawi Warm Heart Pro Tour that attracts foreign participation. In a press statement PGAMW president Patridge Shycal is since appealing for co-sponsorship from respective corporate companies Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), local and international NGOs as this falls under marketing the country’s tourism. “We guarantee our prospective partners or sponsors’ visibility and value for…

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