Ralph Kasambara’s son Zizwani chosen match ball carrier from Malawi at  World Cup 2018

Nine year old son of former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara has been chosen to be the Official Match Ball Carrier (OMBC) at the World Cup in Russia this year.

Mum and dad with Zizwani Kasambara

Zizwani, a learner at St Andrews International High School in Blantyre was selected after  outclassing  19  who took part in the sporting tests.

He excelled in the six drills conducted by trainer Patrick Kulemeka.

FIFA certified coaches were  conducting this kind of assessment in 26 countries with funding from HTD KIA, to identify ball boys for this year’s World Cup from all corners of the world.

Kasambara, who has just been released from custody on bail pending appeal of his conviction, took to Facebook to celebfrate the news.

“Official Match Ball Carrier from Malawi to Russia 2018…..Tazizwa Taz Kasambara from St Andrews International Primary School,” wrote Kasambara on his Facebook wall.

He said his sone Ziwani and football are “inseperable.”


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Manyi ako

mwana wa chigawenga shupiti


Congratulation boy!!!

Listen and Love

So good to see dad smiling and enjoying the son’s success whilst on a ‘ miracle bail.’ Let us be good citizens so that we can have more quality time with our families. Congratulations Tazizwa !!!


Sonu awelewetengi chiTonga Ada Tazizwa wo. Hinya na! Awa tasekele kasaza cha!!

Ben Mbewe Junior

Bwanji mumakasankha mumasukulu a anthu ochita bwino (ma private)? Osapita ku Namalimwe, HHI, LLW Boys, Kabwabwa, Kaning`ina, Mzokoto Primary Schools. Ana ophunzira kumeneku akonza kukwera ndege mmene angafunire makolo awo. Dziko kukondera, the gap between the rich and the poorer is getting bigger and bigger.

Chris Nazombe

Waiting to see him During TNM super league matches as a ball boy this season…. NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!!!


it is not a ball boy..but an Official Match Ball Carrier that will carry the ball before kick-off at the start of the match representing the Malawi flag.


Congrats Taz!!!!!



Lai - Cee

the world we are living in favours the rich indeed

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