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CHESSAM Identifies Online Olympiad 2020 Chess Squad
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CHESSAM Identifies Online Olympiad 2020 Chess Squad

By Shadreck Maoni The Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) has identified 12 players that will represent Malawi during the Online Chess Olympiad 2020 that will take place this month end to August. The tournament was due in September and was to take place in Khanty Mansiysk in Russia. In a statement signed by CHESSAM's Publicity Secretary Alfred Chimthere, the second and final online selection tournament took place on Tuesday night and involved 10 players in the Open section, 7 players in the Ladies section and 8 players in the Junior section. "In the Open section, South African based Fide Master Joseph Mwale scooped 5.5 points to emerge tops, followed by Candidate Masters Petros Mfune, Chiletso Chipanga and George Mwale. "In the Ladies section, Mzuzu based Annie Simwaba tr...
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FAM food packs distribution launched

By Our Reporter Football Association of Malawi (FAM)has launched the distribution of Covid-19 Relief food packs exercise at a ceremony held at KulimaGold Depot in Limbe, Blantyre. Speaking at the ceremony, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda said the relief food packs will assist players during this covid-19 period "We made a decision to provide them the relief food packs which contains various food items so that during this period when covid-19 is raging they shouldn't suffer looking at the fact that football was suspended "We have donated the food to Southern Region Football league as well as Women Football teams as you aware our football players are suffering due to the pandemic,they are unable to buy food and supporting stuffs," Nyamilandu said About 1860 players and ...
Flames welcome change of AFCON finals date
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Flames welcome change of AFCON finals date

By Shadreck Maoni The Flames Captain John CJ Banda has welcomed the change of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation finals. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday announced that AFCON finals in Cameroon have been postponed for a year and will now be played in January/February 2022. "First and foremost we need to acknowledge that Covid 19 is real and it's here with us so I welcome the decision by CAF to shift the tournament to 2022. It would have been unreasonable for CAF to risk footballers to Covid 19 by proceeding to stage the tournament next year," said Banda. However Banda has dismissed assertations that the shift has come as a blessing in disguise for the flames who were due to play Burkina Faso before CAF suspended qualifiers in March this year. "I don't think...
SULOM AGM slated for August 2020
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SULOM AGM slated for August 2020

By Shadreck Maoni The Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has set end of August this year for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for Lilongwe at a venue to be announced later. The resolution was made at the executive committee meeting held on June 20 in Blantyre. According to a statement signed by SULOM General Secretary Williams Banda clubs will be filling the position of Legal Advisor which fell vacant after Muhammad Selemani was elected in the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive committee. The meeting further agreed that SULOM relocates to Chilomoni (MDC stadium) with effect from 1st July 2020 will be operating from Chilomoni Stadium. "SULOM is reviewing the gate management and ticket selling process in line with the Covid-19 preventive measures as well as mov...