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TNM Super League: Bullets Crowned Champions

TNM Super League: Bullets Crowned Champions

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Nyasa Big Bullets on Monday were officially crowned champions of the TNM Super League with a 2-1 win over Civil Sporting Club at Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre, marking the end of the 2018 season. A brace from Hassan Kajoke helped Bullets to overcome the civil servants’ lead by Innocent Tanganyika. Civil sporting club displayed sportsmanship by giving the champions a guard of honor prior to kick-off. They have finished champions with 71 points from 30 games, breaking the league’s record of collecting such points. They have won 21 games, drawing eight times and only tasted a single defeat. The 2018 champions scored 55 goals and conceded 13 goals the entire season of 30 games. Be Forward Wanderers second Bullets with 63 points and Silver Strikers have finished third with 57 po
Nyasa Big Bullets Sell Sulumba, Buy New Players

Nyasa Big Bullets Sell Sulumba, Buy New Players

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Nyasa Big Bullets FC has confirmed selling striker Muhammad Sulumba to South Africa's Premier Soccer League side Polokwane City at R370,000 (K20 million). And the club is buying in new players as 2018 league season approaches.   Sulumba who has been training with Polokwane since December last year has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 23-year-old joins the likes of Rodney Ramagalela and Rendani Ndou in the attack for Bernard Molekwa’s side. Sulumba joins the likes of Atusaye Nyondo, Gabadinho Mhango, Robert Ng’ambi, Limbikani Mzava and Robin Ngalande on the list of Malawian players plying their trade in the Absa Premiership. Meanwhile, the Nyasa Big Bullets have signed in new players in readiness of new season set to start in April. Bullets have since signed 22-year-old
Rainbow Paints Netball League Hits Finale

Rainbow Paints Netball League Hits Finale

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Kukoma Diamonds are this Saturday expected to be crowned champions of the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) where they will face their runners-up Thunder Queens in a conclusive match. It will be a battle for pride as the two sides have already sealed the two top positions in the 10-team league. Diamonds have 51 points from 17-straight wins while Thunder have 45 points from the same number of games. Tigresses completed their fixtures on 43 points and they will get third prize because they already have six points more than fourth-placed Prison Sisters, who will take on Serenity Stars in their last game. An encounter between Shizaella Queens and Chilomoni Sisters will precede the other conclusive matches. Diamonds coach Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Sa
Chitipa United Pockets K2.9 Million In Mwakilima’s Deal

Chitipa United Pockets K2.9 Million In Mwakilima’s Deal

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Relegated Chitipa United have received K2.9 million as transfer fee for striker Abel Mwakilama’s move to Portuguese Second Division side Sporting Clube de Esmoriz. Mwakilama is on the verge of signing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club. Meanwhile, the player is finalising his travel arrangements in Lilongwe before departing for Portugal. The former Under-20 national team player is expected to be part of Esmoriz Academy where he will be promoted to the senior team if he impresses. Chitipa United general secretary Marshal Mwenechanya confirmed receiving the transfer fee. “The Portuguese club offered us $ 4000 [about K2.9 million]. Actually we used part of the money to meet our costs towards the end of the just-ended season,” he said. Mwenechanya said they accepted the transfer
TNM Super League: 14 Games Left, 517 Goals Scored

TNM Super League: 14 Games Left, 517 Goals Scored

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The country's top flight football league heads for finale with only 14 games left before the champion is unveiled. Mighty Be-forward Wanderers are currently leading the race with 65 points and just need an extra three points to be declared winners. Their arch-rival Nyasa Big Bullets are on second with 61 points followed by Silver Strikers who were thought would mount a challenge against the Nomads. Masters Security are a win away from escaping relegation while Wizards Fc can now kiss their presence in the league goodbye. 226 games have so far been played and 14 matches remain to wrap up the 2017 TNM Super League season. 517 goals have been scored, 59 matches drawn, 167 wins/loses. Top Goalscorers Matthews Sibale (Silver Strikers), 12 goals: Mphatso Filimoni (Blue Eagles), 11 goals: R...
Flames Juniors Booted Out Of Cosafa

Flames Juniors Booted Out Of Cosafa

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Malawi National Under-20 football team have kissed goodbye the Mopani Copper Mines Cosafa Under 20 Championship 2017 when they were forced to a one-all draw against Uganda. The junior Flames were forced to a draw despite taking the lead in an entertaining match played at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe-Zambia.   Malawi were first to score in the second half through Francis Madinga. However, Uganda equalized in the 81st minute. This means that Uganda are through to the semifinals after finishing top of Group A with five points equal to the Junior Flames but the Cranes had a superior goal difference. Hosts and defending champions Zambia are also out after finishing third with 4 points while Swaziland finished at the bottom of the table with a single point. During this year’s to
KB Shot Down Moyale, Crowned Fisd Challenge Cup Champs

KB Shot Down Moyale, Crowned Fisd Challenge Cup Champs

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Kamuzu Barracks (KB) were on Saturday crowned as champions of this year's Fisd Challenge Cup after beating fellow soldiers, Moyale Barracks by a single goal. KB made sure it was their second time luck, and managed to atone for the slip last year. It was the team's second successive final appearance in the K50.2 million showpiece against their at the same venue, Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. As winners, KB will pocket K12 million while Moyale will get K5 million as consolation. KB coach Billy Phambala was confidence before the game that it was their time to lift the trophy, managed to do so. The TNM super League champions have compensated their poor form in the league this year by giving their supporters something to smile about as the season hits finale.NE  
Flames Under-20 Scotch Swaziland In Cosafa Opener

Flames Under-20 Scotch Swaziland In Cosafa Opener

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Malawi under-20 on Wednesday started their Cosafa campaign with a narrow 3-2 win over Swaziland in their Group A opener at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia. A brace from PremierBet Wizards midfielder, Patrick Phiri, earned the Junior Flames maximum points after Griffin Young Stars attacking midfielder Peter Banda opened the score line in the seventh minute. A powerful shot from Banda past the Swazi keeper was enough to ensure alawi went on the break with a one goal lead. The Junior Swazi side equalized early in the second half with Muzi Tsabedze’s strike. Malawi regained the lead twice with the brace from PremierBet Wizards midfielder Patrick Phiri’s (59, 68) sandwiching Swazi captain Gamedze Saviola’s equalizer from the penalty spot in the 64th minute. The result means the flam
Malawian Boxer Anisha is ABU Champ

Malawian Boxer Anisha is ABU Champ

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Anisha Bashir, Malawian boxer, was over the weekend crowned African Boxing Union (ABU) super lightweight champion, putting the country on the map. The 21-year-old boxer won the title following a technical knockout (TKO) ninth-round victory over Kenyan Consolota Musanga in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday. She has since handed the belt to Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila in Lilongwe on Tuesday. “I felt proud to host our champion. I granted her an audience this morning [yesterday] and apart from her success, we discussed challenges in the [boxing] sector and also opportunities that are available. Once again, congratulations to our champion, she needs our support,” said Kasaila. Anisha’s promoter Craig Rousseau, who accompanied the boxer, described the
Funding Woes: Bingu National Stadium Owes Escom K22 Million

Funding Woes: Bingu National Stadium Owes Escom K22 Million

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Bingu National Stadium (BNS) despite larking in millions from football matches is failing to pay for electricity, a situation which officials have attributed to poor funding. Escom has since disconnected power at the stadium as it is failing to settle a K22 million accumulated electricity bills. BNS spokesperson, Ireen Nkhokwe confirmed the power cut, saying they are now relying on a generator for their operations. Government allocates about K3 million to BNS each month for operation. “It is tough for us to operate because electricity bill each month is about K7 million and water it is around K1 million,” said one official. Civo Stadium is also struggling to operate due to inadequate funding from government. Water and electricity bills having been piling while maintenance projects hav