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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football sports lover
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football sports lover
5 months 3 days ago

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

Mbodzole
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Mbodzole
5 months 3 days ago

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.

Uncle Thom
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Uncle Thom
5 months 3 days ago

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

David
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David
5 months 3 days ago

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.

Dark Can Moonranger
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Dark Can Moonranger
5 months 3 days ago

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!

mpandadzina
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mpandadzina
5 months 3 days ago

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

mpandadzina
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mpandadzina
5 months 4 days ago
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… Read more »
Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
5 months 4 days ago
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… Read more »
Ephet
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Ephet
5 months 4 days ago

Ine sports yako ndayilandila ndi manja atatu

Ephet
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Ephet
5 months 4 days ago

Dudu FC ndiya Chingambwe

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