For all you sports fans
- I stumbled across this news and site http://www.malawi.net/sulam/. Obviously not of interest to everyone but of interest to enough that I thought it worthy of posting. GO FLAMES. DonSUNDU'S SPORTS UPDATEISSUE NUMBER 16
Tuesday, 25th April 2000FLAMES (MALAWI) HOLD HARAMBE STARS (KENYA) AT THEIR OWN BACKYARDKenya 0 - Malawi 0THE FLAMES LINE UPSwadick Sanudi, Meke Mwase, Peter Mponda (Bata Bullets), Patrick Mabedi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Mike
Kumanga (Moyale), John Maduka (Umtata Bushbucks, South Africa), Sherry Msuku (Telecom Wanderers), Derrick
Somanje (CIVO), MacDonald Yobe (Telecom Wanderers), Dan Chitsulo (CIVO, Jones Nkhwazi (Bata Bullets)SUBSTITUTE WHO PLAYEDAlbert Mpinganjira (Telecom Wanderers) for Derrick Somanje
Essau Kanyenda (Jomo Cosmos, RSA) for Dan Chitsulo
Clement Kafwafwa (MDC United) for Sherry MsukuSUBSTITUTES WHO DID NOT PLAYVales Kamzere (goalkeeper – Telecom Wanderers)
Steve Bakali (Botswana Police XI)
Afiki Sikelo (Bata Bullets)
Wilfred Nyalugwe was also part of the team although he did not dress upDETAILS OF THE MATCHThe match was played on Saturday, 22nd April at Kasarani (Moi International Sports Centre), Nairobi, Kenya
Match abandoned 2 minutes into injury time due to rioting fans from Kenya who were pelting their Nigerian Coach,
Chukwu. Both teams were detained for 2 and a half hours before the Police could satisfy themselves that the way was
clear. However no player or official from Malawi was injured or harassed.
The match was attended by the Head of State of Kenya, Mzee Daniel Arap Moi.
The deputy Minister of Sports, Education and Culture in Malawi, Hon. Moses Dossi, and The High Commissioner for
Malawi in Kenya, Mrs. Ndisale were also present.
The Malawian contingent was led by Sunduzwayo Madise, Vice President and Acting General Secretary of FAM. It
also comprised Ms Nellie Lemani, a Board Member of Malawi National Council of Sports.OFFICIATIONReferees from Burundi
Match Commissioner from EgyptOTHER DETAILSThe Team was staying at the Marble Arch Hotel in Nairobi.
The Association of Malawians living in Kenya (AMAKE) provided meals for the team. The team had dinner at the
Nyirongo residence on Friday, 21st April 2000. Then on Saturday, 22nd April 2000, the Team had breakfast at the
Hara residence. The High Commissioner provided lunch at the Residence hours before the game. These outings plus the
feeling to be amongst fellow Malawians played a big psychological boost on the players and the played with
AMAKE members supported the Flames without tiring, proudly waving the Malawian flag amid threats from their
Kenyan neighbours on the terraces.
AMAKE crowned it all by organizing a sundowner at the High Commission on Sunday, 23rd April 2000.
AMAKE is chaired by Dr Eliya Zulu who works for Population Council.Malawi has now qualified for the play-offs stage of the Africa qualifiers of the 2002 World Cup.The draw for the 5 groups (comprising 5 teams will be done this coming Friday, 28th April 2000 in Zurich).Malawi was eliminated from the preliminary round of the 1998 World Cup by South Africa. Malawi was also
eliminated from the 1994 World Cup by Morocco. Both teams that beat Malawi eventually qualified for the World
Cup finals.MALAWI CAUSES HARAMBE STARS TO BE DISBANDEDThe elimination from the 2002 World Cup has caused the Kenya Football Federation to disband the team as well as the
Technical Panel. At the centre of the controversy is Nigerian Coach Raphael Chukwu who has had a string of disastrous
results since taking over the reigns in 1997.STATE PRESIDENT INVITES THE FLAMES TO SANJIKAThe Victorious Flames will this Friday have the honour and priviledge of being presented to the State President, H.E Dr Bakili
Muluzi at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre. This was announced by Hon. Henry Moyo, Presidential Advisor on Youth and sports
when he welcomed the Flames at Chileka Airport in Blantyre on Monday evening.FANS GIVE A HEROES WELCOME TO THE FLAMESBy the time the Air Malawi Boeing 737-300 was touching down at Chileka Airport at 7:20 pm, the fans were already chanting
victorious songs praising the Flames for achieving what 3 months ago looked impossible. It had all started with the Captain of
the flight, Commander Mkandawire and first Officer Charles Masi taking turns to especially welcome the Flames aboard and
congratulate them for their hard worn victory.Hon. Henry Moyo, Presidential Advisor on Youth and Sports was at Chileka Airport to welcome the Flames and delivered a
short speech thanking the Flames for putting Malawi back on the soccer map. Amongst Football Officials present were FAM
Treasurer Harris Chaluluka, Executive Members Hastings Kapenuka, Gaston Mwenelupembe and Likagwa from Lilongwe.
Also present was the former General Secretary of FAM, Gift Chakaka Nyirenda. The Chairmen of both Bata Bullets and
Telecom Wanderers Supporters Clubs were also there with their Officials, jubilantly leading the victorious chants. Noticeably
absent were members from Malawi National Sports Council.MALAWI UNDER 17 TO TAKE ON MAURITIUS AGAINThe Malawian Under 17 fly to Mauritius on Thursday, 27th April 2000 for the second leg of the Seychelles 2001 qualifying games scheduled
for this Saturday, 29th April 2000 in Port Louis. Malawi beat Mauritius 3-0 in the first leg in a match played on Sunday, 16th April 2000 at
Silver Stadium in Lilongwe, Malawi.Malawi is widely expected to easily qualify for the next round.FOOTBALLER OF THE MILLENIUMPlease send your choice for Malawian Footballer of the Millennium to sundu@....RETURN T O SPORTSNEWS MENURETURN TO MALAWI SPORTS HOMEPAGE