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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Sadio Mane, Oshoala named 2019 African Footballers at CAF Awards

  By CAFonline Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, together with Nigeria and Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala were crowned as African Player of the Year and African Women’s Player of the Year at the 2019 CAF Awards held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt. The 28th edition of the CAF Awards celebrated African footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the 2019 season. Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year, polling 477 votes…

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TNM Super League 2019 season awards ceremony set for January 17

  The 2019 TNM Super League end of season awards will be presented on January 17 to be held at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre. Nyasa Big Bullets are the champions, who won the title right during the last game, beating their arch rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers by a single point. The Bullets ended with 70 points. On third place were Blue Eagles its 53 points, tying with Silver Strikers but had better goal aggregate, to push…

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Essien named in Chelsea’s team of the decade

  By John Kwesi Arthur, kick442.com Former Ghanaian international Michael Essien has been named in Chelsea’s team of the decade according to votes by the team’s fans on the 5th stand on their official app. Essien was paired alongside Ngolo Kante and the current manager of the club, Frank Lampard in the midfield. The 4-3-3 formation had Peter Cech in the goalposts; Ivanovic, Cahill, John Terry and Ashley Cole in the defense; Essien, Kante and Lampard in the midfield…

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Chileka International Airport now operational for big aircrafts

  By Duncan Mlanjira Chileka International Airport in Blantyre has now been re-opened for big aircrafts as of today, January 2, much to the relief of the public, which is busy circulating a video clip of a Malawi Airlines’ B737 landing and taking off. Minister of Transport and Public Works Ralph Jooma visited the airport in the just ended December who promised the public that he had been assured by the construction contractor to complete the rehabilitation of the…

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Arteta earns first win for Arsenal

  By SuperSport.com Arsenal rang in the new year by giving boss Mikel Arteta his first victory as lacklustre Manchester United crashed to a 2-0 defeat, while Tottenham and Chelsea also slipped up in the Premier League’s top four race on Wednesday. Arteta had watched Arsenal take only one point from his first two matches, with last weekend’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea especially painful after the Blues scored twice in the final minutes.   But Arsenal had played well…

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