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  • Christine Chumbler
    CNN usually has all kinds of sports news (Malawi and otherwise) on their site but I don t post it to all you iwes. If you re curious tho, the best way to get
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      CNN usually has all kinds of sports news (Malawi and otherwise) on their site but I don't post it to all you iwes. If you're curious tho, the best way to get at it is to customize your CNN site and include Malawi news.

      >>> "Weber" <weber@...> 5/3/00 6:24 PM >>>
      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. Don



      SUNDU'S SPORTS UPDATE

      ISSUE NUMBER 16
      Tuesday, 25th April 2000





      FLAMES (MALAWI) HOLD HARAMBE STARS (KENYA) AT THEIR OWN BACKYARD



      Kenya 0 - Malawi 0



      THE FLAMES LINE UP

      Swadick 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 PLAYED

      Albert Mpinganjira (Telecom Wanderers) for Derrick Somanje
      Essau Kanyenda (Jomo Cosmos, RSA) for Dan Chitsulo
      Clement Kafwafwa (MDC United) for Sherry Msuku



      SUBSTITUTES WHO DID NOT PLAY

      Vales 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 up



      DETAILS OF THE MATCH

      The 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.



      OFFICIATION

      Referees from Burundi
      Match Commissioner from Egypt



      OTHER DETAILS

      The 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
      determination.
      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 DISBANDED

      The 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 SANJIKA

      The 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 FLAMES

      By 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 AGAIN

      The 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 MILLENIUM

      Please send your choice for Malawian Footballer of the Millennium to sundu@...



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