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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STEVEN
STEVEN
5 years ago

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

bbsupporter
bbsupporter
5 years ago

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.

Harris Batson
5 years ago

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

Pastand
Pastand
5 years ago

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

M'bobodo
5 years ago

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]

mbalame
mbalame
5 years ago

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

Mwale Enet
Mwale Enet
5 years ago

Ameneyu ife sitikumudziwa

bobo
bobo
5 years ago

zachamba basi

Chokazinga
Chokazinga
5 years ago

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.

Maxwell Imwa
5 years ago

100 percent injustice to the veteran Patrick Simango

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