Welcome to this new sports column:  Malawi sports pundit Duncan Mlanjira  

I believe that most of you Nyasa Times ardent audience know one Duncan Mlanjira. I am one of Malawi’s veteran sports journalist having worked for Malawi’s giant media empire, The Times Group — which most of old guns know as Blantyre Printing & Publishing Company, publishers of The Daily Times, Malawi News and The Sunday Times.

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It is with pleasure that I have been accorded this opportunity by Nyasa Times to be chatting with you on matters of Malawi sports.

The TNM Super League season, whose defending champions are Nyasa Big Bullets, has just kicked off in earnest and we will be talking a lot about it as well as in netball and all the other disciplines.

The season has kicked off with fans anticipating an exciting season but it has been blighted by the issue of Jaffalie Chande, who decided to move from Big Bullets to join Mighty Wanderers. The transfer wrangle between the two clubs has affected the player so much that he is reported to be receiving death threats.

This is very unfortunate. Let every player join the team of their choice. It’s all part of the game. Players are not supposed to belong to a club for all their short playing careers.

This is a job — they play for money and where the grass is greener, let them move on and create something even more exciting. A good example is that of Peter Wadabwa, who was set free by his club Silver Strikers to join Mighty Wanderers.

The man went on to break his former club’s fans by scoring the winning goal during their first match of the season. That’s part of the game — probably Wadabwa wanted to prove a point for his former club and to reward Wanderers for trusting in him.

It must be appreciated that Chande must have been enticed to join Wanderers for very good reasons and it is just prudent to let him go. He deserves a pat on the back for giving his best for Bullets by allowing him to join a team of his choice.

I know that the rivalry between Bullets and Wanderers is so intense that it annoys the fans when a player moves to the other but let us accommodate the players’ wish if they want to move.

All the best to all teams in this new TNM Super League season and let’s create as much hype and excitement as possible. The better our league will be, the best players will emerge to don the Flames’ colours.

Welcome to my world.

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22 thoughts on “Welcome to this new sports column:  Malawi sports pundit Duncan Mlanjira  ”

  1. football sports lover says:

    please Duncan I salute you for the good start. could you also care to share the current TNM super ligi fixtures and well presented log tables. nanga weekend ikakwana tizichita kufunsa?
    present your new column in a much easier to follow column like ya PL.
    otherwise mayamba zabwino kwa ife ma lovers a football kuno kumalawi.
    don’t be distracted by other critics. they owe criticise for the sake of it not knowing that “error is to man and forgive is divine”.
    waiting for the tnm fixtures

  2. Mbodzole says:

    The idea is good. One observation though. Your logo seems to be too clouded. Revisit it please. Take out the laptop as it’s only repeating the logo itself. Take out the telephone receiver as it’s irrelevant. Take out too much words clattering the logo. Keep it simple and relevant. Even your name and the other words are not well placed. Just my observation otherwise all the best.

  3. Uncle Thom says:

    Koma Ndondwa #5 ndiye wabwata kukalipa kumeneko Zomwezi wandiwaza heavy.

  4. David says:

    A strong message to Nyasa Big Bullets. When a player decides to leave a club , it means he has no interest to play for that particular club. Contract no contract, just sit down with Bforward Wanderers and ask them how much you want from them assuming the contract for Chande is still valid. Dont fight a losing battle.

  5. Dark Can Moonranger says:

    So when will u start giving us news? You are so stuck in print media setup that releases old stories as news-please we are no longer reading Chande issues!

  6. mpandadzina says:

    TELL ME MORE ABOUT POOL FINALS SCHEDULED FOR KARONGA THIS WEEKEND. WHO HAVE QUALIFIED? JIMMY

  7. mpandadzina says:

    Iwe Duncan don’t blow your own trumpet!!! Pliz let others call you one of the veteran sports journo.Secondly you are contradicting yourself.Kaya maybe you don’t even notice the difference or u don’t even know it.Wekha you say Silver set Wadabwa free and you know that Chande and Bullets the conflict is about the player’s contract.Does this really need someone to go to school to see that you are comparing apples and oranges !That’s the problem when u guys try to be judges.Just report things the way they are and don’t try to take sides.Silver cannot have a claim on Wadabwa becoz they released him.Period!!!!!

  8. Kenkkk says:

    Duncan, I commend nyasatimes for introducing the sports column. You started very well until when you started to show us all your bias on the bullets-chande saga.

    Yes players move from one club to another, they are free to move as long as they honour their contracts.
    This is what you forgot to mention, Duncan either deliberately or not. As I understand it, there are contract disputes between bb and chande. Has this been resolved by fam or sulom?

    At the end of his contract, a player is free to move to another club but if his contract has not ended, he is not free to move. He can only move if the parent club wants him to move by selling him to another club or the parent club can refuse him to move and insist on him finishing his contract.

    Until we know the true situation about his contract with bb, it is wrong to be blaming bb for the fiasco caused. I may be not up to date on this, so please let me know the situation.

  9. Ephet says:

    Ine sports yako ndayilandila ndi manja atatu

  10. Ephet says:

    Dudu FC ndiya Chingambwe

  11. Ggggg says:

    Kkkkkest mmesa munkanyoza nyasatimes inu mma editorial meeting. lero nyasatimes ndiyimene yakutolani. dziko ili lozungulira — unkatiopsyeza iwe mu newsroom but now I realize it was all bcoz of your insecurity. Odi nkamvere lucius akuyimba Johnny

  12. WANYERERE says:

    Kodi A Bullets Vuto Lanu ndi chani ? Musiyeni mwana akanjoye ku noma timu ya azungu inu muzipanga zanu za ma road shows advertising poisonus substances with your players

  13. Chikulamasinda says:

    You are most welcome Duncan, let us be mature enough by letting our players to be free to join a team of their choice, you can force a horse to drink water.

  14. Roza Muroma says:

    ‘ We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.’
    This resonate well with you, Duncan. Happy for you. Proud of you. Stay blessed.

  15. The Analyst says:

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    And to you, we, the readers and commenters; say WELCOME . . .

    A word or two, however . . .
    . . . The major problem with you seasoned reporters, in contradistinction to these unpolished ones, is the want to boast about your vast sea of knowledge and experience in a particular field.
    . . . While this is not a bad thing, you run the risk of losing focus; by reporting more about your opinion and less about what has happened. Sadly, the reader is more interested in what has happened than what you think.
    . . . You may wish to know that the innocent Nyasatimes sports reporters could sometimes just post pictures and keep quiet.
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    Further . . .
    . . . We hope you will report and present your oipinion with insignificant level of bias, if at all. Thus, osati timu ina ikawina nde kukakamula kwa chaka chonse pomwe ina ikawina kungokambapo mongodutsa chabe. A a.

    Otherwise, this other side of Nyasatimes (readers and commenters) welcomes you.
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  16. Charombanthu says:

    Welcome Duncan. I hope this is not a football column but a sports column. There are so many sports disciplines that have received very little attention from the media for reasons best known to the sports writers, including netball which has put Malawi on the world map, but all you hear and see is football, football and football. We will wait and see….

  17. Zembwe says:

    Chande wachita kutchuka kuposa Bushiri apeze ma bodyguard sinanga akhala millionaire. Apite ku Nomako adzakumbukira Bullets one day

  18. ndondwa says:

    A Duncan ngati nkhani zake zizikhala zimenezi zoti muziyambitsa mikangano ndiye kulibwino column yanuyi muzikalembera ana anu. Why are you so bias in your reporting zoti chande akumuopseza do you have evidence? ngati uli wa noma ndibwino upange page ya timu yomwe umaikondayo sizzomalemba nyasi zakozo utolankhani wakuti umenewo woonetsa mbali, MIJ yake yakumudzi kwanutu nanga ndiyomweyi amapita anthu enawa? I thought your aim was to introduce us to your page you have messed up everything by concentrating on the issue of BB & chande what a shame? With or without chande BB will be there and will continue to do exploits while you are busy kumanyoza. Once again journalism of divide & rule ndiye ai kwanu komweko, BB tinaiwala za kachande ukunenako kalekale shupiti zako . Winawe ukati masapota ndi ma official a BB ndi ma savage ukutanthauza chani? umafuna tiziyenda ndi ma certigficate munseu kuti uziwe kuti ndife ophunzira, what you should know is that in every group there are people of all kinds ophunzira ukunenawo komanso mbuli, ku noma kwanuko kulinso mbuli zimayitanira minibus atavala kachipewa ka orange, black, blue & whire amene ajanso nda a BB?

  19. It’s indeed unfortunate that Ndudu Big Bullets are doing this to Chande. Big clubs in Europe can exchange players without any hassles. Ndudu bullets’ Fc officials are big headed and think their team should be treated with kid gloves. I urge SULOM and FAM not to tolerate any team doing nonsense as this will make our football go down.

  20. chemuyaya says:

    The way Nyasa Big Bullets runs their affairs is 100% similar to that of DPP

  21. Chipalamandule says:

    The problem is that Bullets is full of savages starting from officials to supporters sakuziwa ndani? Zitsiru izi. Osamusiya Chande bwa?Its his choice to join a better team. Wandereres inakupasani Silumba anthu openga mwapanga bwanji? Muziyamika agalu inu.

  22. ANALYST says:

    Ma “pundit” aku Malawi tsopano, ahahahahahah

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