Monday 11 December 2017
(Malawi News Agency 04/28/16)
Blantyre — Workhorse midfielder, Alfred Manyozo Jnr has rejoined his former club, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers from Botswana where he went to complete his contract with Santos FC. Manyozo said he was delighted to have renewed his marriage with the Nomads, emphasizing that he loves the team. "I am very happy to be back at home, more specifically at Wanderers where l enjoy my game. I love the team and I am ready to play with my whole heart," he said on Tuesday, after the afternoon training session in Chiwembe. Wanderers' team manager, Steve Madeira said they were happy to have Manyozo back in their squad. "We're very pleased to have Manyozo back in our team. He is a player...
(Voice of America 03/15/16)
George Wyndham of Sierra Leone is a force to be reckoned with. He’s been playing table tennis for 14 years, despite being paralyzed by polio as a child. Now, at age 26, he is among the best physically challenged players in Africa. "Whenever I play table tennis, it always makes me happy and forget about my disability," Wyndham said. Having polio has pushed him even harder to make something of his life, he says, especially in a country where there is not much support for disabled people. Having an outlet like table tennis is a way to give other people confidence, he adds. "I feel good, because for [the] past 14 years I was alone, the only disabled [person] playing...
(Nyasa Times 02/25/16)
Hundreds of Mighty Be Forward Wanderers supporters converged at Kamuzu Stadium on Tuesday morning to welcome Japenese new catch Genki Nakamura, who trained with the rest of the squad for the first time since he jetted in the country last week. Wanderer players at work with Nakamura far right... Photo Jeromy Kadewere. Beaming with confidence, Nakamura told Nyasa Times before training that he was "very happy" with the warm welcome by the Nomads fans and promised for more good things to come. "I am happy with the way l have been welcomed. Malawi is really the warm heart of Africa and l must admit that Wanderers fans, players and the technical panel have warmly welcomed me, and l feel at...
(Reuters (Eng) 01/16/16)
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has asked soccer's world governing body to investigate Friday's agreement signed between the African and Asian confederations in case it breaches the electoral code. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Confederation of African Football (CAF) counterpart Issa Hayatou signed the 'co-operation agreement' in Rwanda, just over a month before the FIFA presidential election in Zurich on Feb. 26. Sheikh Salman, South African politician and businessman Tokyo Sexwale and Prince Ali are among five candidates standing in the election, with the Jordanian fearing vote deals had been struck between the two confederations who will have a combined 100 votes in the 209 member poll. "I...
(Dw-World 12/22/15)
Joseph Blatter has pledged to fight the eight-year ban handed down to him by FIFA's Ethics Committee with all means at his disposal. He also reiterated earlier assertions that he had done nothing wrong. The FIFA president told reporters at a press conference in Zurich on Monday that he would go to the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport and to a Swiss human rights court in a bid to get his ban on all football-related activities overturned. "I will fight, for me, for FIFA," said Blatter. "Banned eight years, for what?" The statement came just minutes after the Ethics Committee of football's world governing body handed down the eight year bans on both him and UEFA President Michel Platini...
(Xinhuanet 11/25/15)
(Xinhua) -- Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) believes its officials are targeted negatively in the fight against doping that is bedeviling track and field discipline at the moment. CAA believes embattled International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) former president Lamine Diack is being condemned without trial for abetting doping.
(Nyasa Times 11/18/15)
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda has admitted to have solicited and used juju in football match against Democratic Republic of Congo some tears ago. "This was regrettable. Malawi won the game yes but we could not have done that. This was the time I did not know Jesus, I was not spiritual," said Nyirenda in a programme monitored on MBC radio one. He said he was prompted to travel to Mulanje and spend a night in the famous charm district because DR Congo team brought their herbalists. This is a rare admission on juju by a senior official at the football association. Nyirenda also urged football players to complete their education as football career is...
(Nyasa Times 11/13/15)
Malawian sole European women football export Tabitha Chawinga has jetted into the country on a two months holiday after an impressive season with his team. Chawinga, who apart from helping her team Kvarnsveden IK to earn promotion into top league and also won a Golden boot award as top goal scorer after he scored 43 goals , landed at Kamuzu International Airport Thursday with her golden boot and award in her hands. She was welcomed by her former team DD Sunshine officials and players. Speaking to Nyasa Times upon arrival, the ever smiling girl described her 2015 season as "great" as she enjoyed a double dose of glory by inspiring her second-tier league side to win the league championship and...
(This Day Live 09/14/15)
After running previous 11 editions, as the All Africa Games, the Games has now been renamed the 'African Games,' an official revealed at the weekend. The Games returned to its birthplace, Brazzaville, in 2015, where it was first held 50 years ago in 1965 as the All Africa Games. The Games are expected to be held every four years. However, for one reason or the other, the four yearly cycle has not been maintained. According to the Executive Secretary of Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), Olabanji Oladapo, the decision for the name change was arrived at during the Executive Council meeting of AU held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012. "The AU executive council meeting endorsed the recommendation of...
(Star Africa 08/17/15)
Malawi Queens on Friday failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing Netball World Cup following a narrow 62 -63 loss against Jamaica during a match played in Sydney, Australia.The Queens won the last two games by 17-10 and 16 -15 baskets respectively while Jamaica won the first two games by 19-13 and 19-16. According to Queens advisor, Griffin Saenda, although his charges have failed to make it into the top four, they had given their best against Jamaica. “The Malawi team played very well as it has been seen on the loss margin of one goal to Jamaica. “The team has made us proud not only for Malawians but for Africa although it did not make it to...
(New Vision 08/11/15)
The She Cranes started their pursuit of a semi-final place at the Netball World Cup 2015 with a 59-53 defeat against Malawi on Tuesday – a second loss in two days. Tuesday marked the start of a four-day qualification round (second phase), which will determine the teams that make it to the semi-finals. Following the first round (preliminary stage), Uganda was placed in Pool E alongside Malawi, four-time world champions New Zealand and Jamaica, who are ranked fourth in the world. In the first Pool E game, Malawi, unbeaten so far in this competition, and eight places above Uganda in the world rankings, proved too strong for the Ugandans at the Netball Central in Sydney. An impressive She Cranes comeback...
(AFP (eng) 08/03/15)
Former Malawi star Ernest Mtawali was elevated from caretaker to permanent national coach this weekend on a one-year contract, the football association said. The unusually short deal -- the traditional minimum contract is two years -- after Mtawali was put in temporary charge two months ago illustrates concerns the Malawian football head has about local coaches. National football association president Walter Nyamilandu wanted Mtawali, a creative midfielder two decades ago, to assist a foreign coach. But the Malawian sports ministry, which pays the national coach, said they lacked the funds necessary to entice an outsider. "We have tried and tested most of the (Malawian) coaches and the remaining ones will not be good enough for us to find the right...
(Malawi News Agency 07/27/15)
The draw for the preliminary stages of the 2018 World Cup has taken place and Malawi faces Tanzania in the preliminary stages with the winner facing Algeria before going into the group stages. The qualifiers begin in September 2016 and run through to November 2017. The draw was conducted in St Petersburg, Russia on Saturday. The qualifiers are divided into three rounds, with the first round being made up of the 26 lowest ranked teams in Africa. The second round sees 13 winners of the first round matches proceeding to the second round where they compete with 27 other countries over two legs for a place in the group stages. Malawi plays Tanzania and if they win will play Algeria...
(BBC News Africa 07/09/15)
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu says it could be a struggle to find a new coach for the national team. The Malawi government has announced it cannot afford to hire an expatriate coach to replace Young Chimodzi. "We have tried and tested most of the coaches and the remaining ones won't be good enough for us to find the right candidate," Nyamilandu told BBC Sport. "The job is very demanding and the expertise is very rare locally." Chimodzi was sacked last month following Malawi's 2-1 home defeat to Zimbabwe in their opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
(Caj News Africa 07/03/15)
Johannesburg — A number of countries that won their opening matches for the CAF 2017 African Nations Championship (CHAN) are tipped to progress to the next stage while others face an uphill task. Among the highlights of the preliminary rounds is an East African Derby pitting Kenya and Ethiopia with the former expected to sail through after an impressive 2-0 away win in Addis Ababa in the first leg two weeks ago. Down south, Bafana Bafana , as South Africa are know, are also heavily favoured to progress to the next round with the second leg against minnows Morocco seeming a mere formality after they won three-nil at home a fortnight ago. The 2014 hosts are sure to finish the...
(APA 06/26/15)
The 31st Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon (LMSM) will take place from June 28-July 4 starting from the resort district of Mangochi in southern region to Nkhata Bay in the northern part of Malawi, organisers announced Friday.They said in a statement that the marathon, which would cover a distance of about 600 kilometres, would provide an excellent opportunity for local and international sailors to interact, share ideas and experiences on sailing activity. “The marathon is more than just a race up on Lake Malawi. It is a challenge, an adventure and an opportunity to experience the country of Malawi and to enjoy the camaraderie shared by the participants,” it said. The LMSM has taken place annually since 1984 as a casual...
(CNN 06/20/15)
(CNN)The insults are crude, but they hit home hard. The players of Koa Bosco have suffered many such racial taunts since their football club was formed in 2013. On occasion, physical violence has even flared on the pitch, says the Italian team's manager Domenico Mammoliti. "The ignorance of some people..." he sighs, revealing a hint of exasperation at the abuse he says his players have endured. Life in the Italian lower leagues is clearly tough. Yet it's nothing compared to the journey undertaken by this team of African immigrants and refugees from countries such as Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Mali, the Ivory Coast, Togo and Sudan.
(Malawi 24 06/18/15)
Less than a week after being embarrassed at the Kamuzu stadium by an ill prepared Zimbabwean side which drowned the hopes of Malawians, the Malawi Football association is said to be eyeing the coach of the team that doused the Flames last Saturday, Callisto Pauwa. According to Zimbabwean top newspaper The Herald a source in FAM has disclosed that the organisation is making a move on the Zimbabwean coach who guided the team to their first ever win in 17 matches of qualifying for the continental and world showpieces. It is said that the interest in the coach has not just been driven by the fact that he inspired his charges to a win against a spoilt Malawi national football...
(The Maravi Post 06/17/15)
Malawi Queens beat Uganda 51-40 on Tuesday night in their opening game of the Netball Diamonds Challenge at Ugu Sports Centre Margate in South Africa. It was another blistering form the African netball champions proved why they wear the crown with a fast and furious display. The Malawi side was given a tough in the third quarter and although they held the lead in goals, at 40-30, She Cranes dominated possession. They also led 15-11 and 30-18 in first and second quarter respectively. Malawi Queens led by sharp shooter Joyce Mvula and Sindi Simutowe went on to win the quarter with 51-40. Mvula, who plays for Blue Eagles Sisters used her height and reach to her advantage and was exceptional...
(Dw-World 06/15/15)
Two African teams are playing in the FIFA Women's World Cup on Friday (12.06.2015): Nigeria and Cameroon. African women's football has performed poorly in previous tournaments. DW's Sam Olukoya finds out why. Some blame the poor state of African women's football in general for the continent's lackluster performance at international tournaments. 20-year-old professional footballer Igmemeka Ike has been playing since the age of 15. She said the main difficultly women footballers face in Nigeria is the shortage of funds caused by a dearth of sponsors. Ike believes that if the women were lavished with the same attention that the men receive then many more girls would take up the sport. "If you watch some tournaments in the game you will...

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