Controversy over Sports Commentator Award

The newly introduced Sports Commentor Award drew mixed reaction after it was presented to Matindi FM’s Williams Gondwa with seasoned commentator Patrick Simango getting a consolation of Second Best Award.

Williams Gondwa receiving the commentator award

Williams Gondwa receiving the commentator award

When the name of the winner was announced some of the patrons at the ceremony held at College of Sports Medicine in Blantyre questioned the criteria used to pick Gondwa over the veteran Simango who has  a unique flair of commentary.

“This is an insult to Patrick Simango. What image are they sending across to up-and-coming commentators,” one fan said.

Simango, who declined to comment on the issue, made his way to the podium to receive the award but his body language was enough to state vividly his disappointment over the choice of the winner.

Since Steve Liwewe Banda, one of Malawi best commentators in recent times unofficially retired, Simango stepped in and his unique style of commentary embodies Liwewe Banda in English and Geoffrey Msampha when it comes to Chichewa while most commentators in Malawi do it in the vernacular Chichewa language.

The controversy in media awards have been a thorny issue but improved in the last three years.

Standard Bank decided to involve University of Malawi, The Polytechnic’s Department of Language Media Studies to handle the media award after many controversy surrounding winners.

The controversy also arose over the choice of Best Coaching panel won by Moyale despite that Bullets coach Elia Kananji was head coach and the choice of Bullets goalkeeper Vincent Gona to become best goalkeeper of the season over Moyale Barracks’ McDonald Harawa.

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15 thoughts on “Controversy over Sports Commentator Award”

  1. STEVEN says:

    To be honest most people listen to his (gondwa) commentry than uyu mukuti khalakaleyo. kodi mukufuna kumakhomerera achinyamatafe bwanji? he deserve it. if not satisfied listen to him next season

  2. bbsupporter says:

    Iweukuziti Chokazingawekunenerera mpira mu chichewa sikuti asapambane ayi. Ndiwe MBULI wamva? Botswana,South Africa,Mozambique unamva akunenelera mpira m’chizungu? Ku UK unamva akunenelere mpira mu Chichewa? Ndiwe GULO.

  3. Kodi Gondwau akapose mikoko yogona wayamba liti unenelela mpira ine ata sindidziwa ndipang’ono pomwe ai pafunika kufufuza bwino mungaphe tsogolo lankhalakale chifukwa azichita ulesi

  4. Pastand says:

    Abale zafika Best Commentator ku Mpira mphoto zakutiko timaziwa ife ndi Best Presenter and Reporter where are these awards are coming from iwe Tiya sitikufunanso ku Mpira

  5. M'bobodo says:

    Kumalawi kumeneko chirichonse amapanga katangale zamkutu olo mutapanga kompeya gondwa pasimango sangamake amangokuwa baxi “MWAYI!!!! KOMA PAMBALI PENIPENI PAGOLO”
    kodi pambali pamakhala penipeni???? stupid commentator malawi have,,,[GONDWA]

  6. mbalame says:

    mwasowa chonamizila. Dangerman has got a touch simanngo simango what? Amene yamukwana nguwo avale

  7. Mwale Enet says:

    Ameneyu ife sitikumudziwa

  8. bobo says:

    zachamba basi

  9. Chokazinga says:

    Williams Gondwa satha kunenelera Chizungu ngakhale programme ya Sports ya Chizungu mutiuze munagwirisa njira zanji posankha anthuwa,koma iwe Tiya ndakudandaula koopsa ndikhalidwe lako unathesesa Sponsorship ya ESCOM chifukwa cha mabodza ako.

  10. Maxwell Imwa says:

    100 percent injustice to the veteran Patrick Simango

  11. Williams Gondwa is in fact not a football commentator because he wastes much of his time talking about side issues not minute by minute ball movement. He clearly shows that he is Bullets fun. He will always “mwayiiiiii kutali kwenikweni” when the chance was not even there. He himself should take some recording for self assessment.

  12. unfair do you think gondwa can match with Simango,shame on you

  13. ujeni says:

    Thats Malawi for you when the knowledgeless are in leadership and in majority all you get is mediocrity

  14. wodabwa says:

    Huuuuh koma zoona ndithu mukundiuza kuti ku Malawi kuno best comentator ndi Wiliams Gondwa ? Williams amafuna kutipha ndi BP uyu. Kumalowesa zigoli zoti sizinalowe. Uva kuti ”tsopano mpira uli ndi Fisher Canan Kondowe, Fisher kuzamenya bullet pagolo goooooooolo hiiiii ha taonani fisher analiye yekhayekha koma waphonya pambali penipeni” No accurancy at all. 4 PATRICK SIMANGO ur DE best

  15. nkunthamasese says:

    Nakonso kwalowa cashgate

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