FAM galvanized to become more professional after COSAFA applauds excellent media working relationship

By Duncan Mlanjira Football Association (FAM) Competitions & Communications Director Gonezgani Zakazaka says the local governing football body is galvanized to become more professional after COSAFA Media Group made a special mention in its report that FAM has an excellent working relationship with the Malawi media. As part of the COSAFA Under-17 legacy, a workshop for practicing journalists was organized in conjunction Football Journalists Association and FAM held at Mpira Village in Blantyre where all the U-17 games were…

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COSAFA trains 30 local football administrators

By Maravi Express  Council for Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) has concluded a four-day Administration and Management course at Mpira Village in Blantyre, a seminar which was part of the COSAFA U-17 Youth Championship Legacy. It attracted over 30 local-based football administrators affiliated to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and the closing ceremony was presided over by FAM president Walter Nyamilandu, COSAFA president Phillip Chiyangwa and general secretary Sue Destombes. The three challenged the administrators to put into…

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Mzimba’s Inkosi Mzikubola Jere has close connections with NBAs commissioner; As MO626 College Basketball is launched in pomp

By Duncan Mlanjira Retired basketball players now Inkosi Mzikubola Jere from Mzimba is facilitating the construction of basketball court for his subjects through the assistance he gets from the US National Basketball Association (NBA). The Inkosi disclosed this when he presided as guest of honour during the launch of the National Bank of Malawi on Saturday at the Polytechnic in Blantyre. He was specially considered because of his passion for the game through what he is doing for basketball…

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Stewart The Cyclist weds in style; leads bridal convoy on bike

By Duncan Mlanjira Stewart Kambewa, the cyclist has done several phenomenal things but the climax, this time around is worthy mentioning — not just that he has wedded his sweetheart Norah, but he was part of the bridal convoy involving his dear fellow cyclists. Kambewa took off his wedding jacket, remained with the waist coat and joined his fellow cyclists on the bridal convoy on the streets of Blantyre. It cannot get better than that for the man who…

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Kumwamba’s Mulanje Athletic Club does well in Blantyre City Marathon

By Duncan Mlanjira One athlete Jafali Jossam, representing Mulanje Athletic Club that is managed by Malawi’s ultra race expert Edson Kumwamba, managed to be on the winners podium by clinching third place in Sunday’s Blantyre City Marathon  in a time of 2:34:37hrs. This made Kumwamba very satisfied as it was his first-ever 42.2km marathon and he was just shy by 5:01 minutes away from the champion, Mphatso Nadolo, who clocked 2:29:38. Mulanje had six athletes and for the omen…

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Malawian Taekwondo athlete once again wins silver medal in London championship

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawian Taekwondo athlete, Yamikani Guba, who is serving in the British Army, has once more won the silver medal just after 11 days of achieving the same feat at the London International Open. This time around the competition was held  at the National Taekwondo Club Championship on Sunday in Nottingham. He was representing the British Army Taekwondo team in the heavyweight category +87kgs which had four competitors. “I feel so good because I am building up…

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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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