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More Strength: RVG Adds More Players Into Flames Squad

More Strength: RVG Adds More Players Into Flames Squad

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The Malawi national football team, the Flames Head Coach, Ronny Van Geneugden has added two more local players to the team’s off-season camp currently underway at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre. The two locals are Ben Manyozo from Dwangwa United and Gregory Nachipo from Blue Eagles. The Flames Team Manager, James Sangala confirmed the development in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday. He said so far the players are responding well to the training. “It has pleased Coach RVG to invite two more players into the camp namely Ben Manyozo and Gregory Nachipo. “Meanwhile, I can say the training is going on well and the players are responding very well and l hope by the end of this week they will be where the coach wants them to be,” said Sangala. The Flames started a
Netball: UK Trainer Holds Coaching Sessions

Netball: UK Trainer Holds Coaching Sessions

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Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has organised a week-long basic coaching and umpiring course to be conducted by England instructors Heather Gleadall, Amy Ruffell Razzell and Namibian Joan Smit. NAM general secretary Carol Bapu said the course, which starts today, will help improve the skills of our coaches and umpires. “This course is very important as it has taken us years since a similar one was held,” she said. “It’s a basic course which will include the beginners and the old ones because we want more coaches and umpires to benefit as it will be conducted by highly qualified trainers.” She said NAM has funded the course through the association’s annual allocation from Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) after national umpires and coaches committees requested to have such a
Cry Baby: We Dont Know About Your Offer, Nomads Tell Mia

Cry Baby: We Dont Know About Your Offer, Nomads Tell Mia

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Be Forward Wanderers general secretary (GS) Mike Butao has expressed ignorance of the claimed offer of support by business magnate-cum-politician Muhammad Sidik Mia. The Nomads GS was reacting to media reports which quoted Mia as accusing the TNM Super League champions of snubbing his offer to assist them financially ahead of their trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for last evening’s CAF Champions League preliminary round first-leg tie against AS Vita. But in an interview yesterday, Butao said: “There is no record at the secretariat of such intent to donate. “If indeed there was expression of interest to donate then we do not know to whom this was channeled.” However, Mia was quoted as saying he waited in vain for the Nomads only to hear that the team had left on Thursday.
Its All About Money: Karonga United Hope To Raise K5 Million Against Bullets

Its All About Money: Karonga United Hope To Raise K5 Million Against Bullets

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Karonga United target to realise K5 million from their friendly match against Nyasa Big Bullets scheduled to take place at the newly-opened Karonga Stadium. The club’s chairperson Alufeyo Chipanga Banda said they are optimistic of achieving the target because both teams have a vast following in thedistrict. He said: “Bullets is a big club in the country and at the same time people here in Karonga will be happy to see their team playing at the venue. Obviously, we expect the turnout to be good. It is clear that our target of K5 million will be realized from the gate collections.” According to Chipanga, the friendly match against Bullets is part of the club’s fundraising drive to raise K48 million for the 2018 TNM Super League season. Meanwhile, Bullets assistant coach Elia Kananji said
Flames Coach Bails Out Women Football Club

Flames Coach Bails Out Women Football Club

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Flames Coach, Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) has bailed out Factured Football Club with a set of uniforms. Factured is one of the Central Region Women Football Association (CRWFA) teams. The donation was made on Saturday at Don Bosco Youth Centre in Area 23, Lilongwe. RVG said it is also his duty as national team coach to do a little on the development of local football. “In Europe each and every new season the clubs change their equipment so I made contact with my home team and they were willing to give us the football uniform so that we can also donate to our teams here and some teams are also willing to give us their replica jersey. As you know Malawi is not a rich country but everybody loves football so do I and I thought to contribute the little I had. I also have plans maybe to work w
Athletics’ National Cross Country Race On

Athletics’ National Cross Country Race On

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Athletics Association of Malawi (AAM) has stepped up preparations for the National Cross Country race slated for February 17, 2018 in Mzuzu by holding regional races. AAM’s President Godfrey Phiri told local media that the association was set to host the regional competitions on Saturday. Phiri further said the regional competitions will help to identify athletes that will participate in the forthcoming national cross Country as well as African Championship slated for August, 2018. “As an association, we are ready for the regional competitions on Saturday. The central idea behind these regional competitions is for the clubs to identify best athletes who will compete in the forthcoming National Cross Country slated for this month at Mzuzu Golf Club,” said Phiri. He added: “We want to us
Flames Call-Up: Wanderers Players Missing, Bullets Dominate List

Flames Call-Up: Wanderers Players Missing, Bullets Dominate List

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The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has finally released a list of players to go for national team camp on Sunday, 4th February 2018 at Mpira Village in Chiwembe. However, there is no single player from current league champions, BeForward Mighty Wanderers FC. There is no explanation as to why no Nomads player has been included on the list despite the team’s dominating performance last season that made it to win the league in 10 years. However, Nomads’ archrival Nyasa Big Bullets FC has contributed more players than any other club in the country with seven players followed by Civil sporting Club with three players. Silver Strikers, Moyale Barracks and Premier Bet Wizards FC have all two players each. According to FAM’s general secretary, Alfred Gift Gunda, Flames is preparing for A
Nomads U-Turn: Rescind CAF Withdraw Decision, Bullets Game On

Nomads U-Turn: Rescind CAF Withdraw Decision, Bullets Game On

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BeForward Wanderers FC have made a u-turn on their decision to pull out of Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2018 Champions League, and the team has intensified preparations for the competition amid internal wrangles rocking the club. On Thursday the Club announced their withdrawal from the tournament due to unspecified reasons. Unconfirmed reports indicated it was due to lack of funds. The decision was later reversed after a backlash from the supporters who are eagerly waiting for the teams’ participation at the tournament. Wanderers risked paying a fine of $5,000 and a two year ban from all CAF competitions for pulling out of the tournament. The team’s Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire has confirmed that preparations are going ahead as they are working on addressing the internal wra
Flames’ Africa Cup of Nations Prep Starts Monday

Flames’ Africa Cup of Nations Prep Starts Monday

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Malawi national team's preparations for the 2019 2019 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifiers are expected to start on Monday next week, it has been confirmed. The team is expected to play an international friendly match during the second week of March as part of the preparations. “The camping will be in two phases. The first one will be for two weeks and then we will break for another two weeks to give the players an opportunity to join their teams, Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) explained. “Then we will camp again for another two weeks during which we will be joined by foreign-based players in readiness for the friendly match which FAM [Football Association of Malawi] is working on." RVG has expressed his delight how players respond to the non-residential physical training. “It is progressing
Surprise Pull: Nomads Withdraw From CAF

Surprise Pull: Nomads Withdraw From CAF

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BeForward Wanderers FC have withdrawn from the CAF Champions League just a week before the competition commence. The team’s General Secretary, Mike Butao has written Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to notify the country’s football governing body of their decision to pull out due to circumstances he did not disclose. Wanderers risk a financial fine and other sanctions from CAF for the withdrawal. The TNM Super League champions were slated to head to the Democratic Republic of Congo to face AS Vita. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the withdraw is due to lack of funds. Weeks ago the team was faced with another circumstance of failing to register players. The team had opened up a special account for well-wishers to assist. The Nomads and Masters Security FC were Malawi’s represent