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The United Democratic Front UDF has described the passing of Clement Khembo as a great loss.

NSANJE, Malawi— Twenty-five workers at the China Railway 20 (CR20) company's Nyamithuthu Site in Nsanje protested their unfair dismissal on Monday morning, writes Cornelius Lupenga.

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa- COMESA has urged member states to carry out and implement Structural Vulnerability Assessments to find resilient ways of addressing climatic shocks hampering peace and prosperity in the region.

The Malawi national netball team the Queens have broken camp for this week as they prepare for the Vitality Netball World Cup scheduled for July in South Africa.

The Malawi Schools Sports Association says this year’s Youth Games, will cost two hundred and forty million Kwacha with over a million learners expected to be involved.

Malawi Congress Party Director of Youth, Richard Chimwendo Banda, says despite facing many problems, President Lazarus Chakwera will win again in 2025.

Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) says deferred examinations for 170 standard eight learners who were duped of examination fees will start from 28 to 30 June.

Health minister, Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda, has conceded that the public health sector is seriously hit by shortage of health workers.

The Bankers, Silver Strikers have drawn positive lessons from their 3-2 victory over FCB Nyasa Big Bullets in a curtain raiser match for the much anticipated 2023 Castle Challenge Cup.

The remarks were made by Assistant Coach for Silver Strikers, Tawonga Chimodzi in a post-match interview on Saturday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe after the ceremonial match.

Chimodzi expressed satisfaction with the performance of non-regular players as well as the entire team for playing according to plan.

“A majority of players that played well today haven’t been featuring in the super league therefore the technical team should have a headache on team selection in the upcoming games.”

“When you are leading 2-0 there is always excitement among the players so it’s the responsibility of our technical team to work on the psychology of the lads to avoid come back attempts as done by Bullets today,’ Chimodzi said.

Meanwhile, Assistant Coach for Bullets, Peter Mponda said the team’s biggest blow was injury to midfielder Mike Mkwate who was stretched off pitch late in the second half.

“We are not looking at the result, Mkwate’s injury is the biggest disappointment and the doctors will be in a better position to talk about the nature of the injury,”

“We respected and gave them too much room to play hence they were a threat on the counter attack but apart from that I think we were the better team, this was an important game and we needed to win,” Mponda said.

Silver Strikers scored first in additional time of the first half through Tathedwa Willard’s strike before Uchizi Vunga doubled the lead in the 54 th minute.

Nyasa Bullet’s Substitute, Hassan Kajoke made it 2-1 in the 70 th minute with Precious Phiri leveling the scores on the 80 th minute while Vunga’s brace in the 82 nd minute sealed the win for Silver Strikers.

The official launch of the Castel challenge cup lived up to the billing with a vibrant turn up from football fanatics including supporters of the people’s team and the Bankers.

The Malawi Defense force band showcased their signature performance, parading the scintillating Ibongetse trophy before top goal scorer in the 2023 women’s Italian Seria A with Inter Milan, Tabitha Chawinga and Miss Malawi 2022 Jescar Mponda officially unveiled the trophy.

The Castel Challenge Cup has a sponsorship of MK320 Million per year, with MK750, 000 awarded to 31 district winners, MK1 Million towards 17 regional qualifying teams and MK50 Million for the overall winner.

Written By: Twimepoki Mangani - MANA

Seven people died on Sunday while 43 others sustained various degrees of injury after a vehicle in which they were travelling overturned at Mlare in Karonga.

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