History Of Malawi

Author: Staff Researcher

Three CECAFA tournaments that the Flames were geared to win in the 1980s, but didn’t.

Despite being crowned the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) cup champions for the 1978, 1979 and 1988 editions, there were three CECAFA tournaments that the Malawi National Soccer Team (Flames) were geared to lift again but couldn’t make it. The first one was the CECAFA tournament held in December 1984 in…

The Flames encounters mayhem in Madagascar in August 1983 and qualifies to the AFCON for the first time.

After clobbering Zimbabwe in Lilongwe (2-0) and in Harare (2-0) on 12 September 1982 and 3 October 1982 respectively in the preliminary round and upon the withdrawal from the 1st round by Zaire, the Malawi National Soccer Team (Flames) was left with two (home and away) fixtures to fulfill for the 2nd round against Madagascar…

The Flames squad encounters mayhem and miraculously escapes deaths in Ethiopia in March 1989.

The Malawi National Soccer Team (Flames) as the then reigning champions of the 1988  Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations  (CECAFA) cup, were scheduled to play the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Swaziland on 9th April 1989 in Mbabane and on 23rd April 1989 in Blantyre while Ethiopia was slated to…

UNTOLD STORIES OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF WORKING CLASS WOMEN TOWARDS THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN MALAWI.

As we commemorate the historic struggles of workers worldwide in this month of May in which labour (workers’) day falls, there are notable women from the urban working class who deserve to be profoundly honored as heroines of the broader struggle for human rights and democracy in Malawi. Their remarkable stories remain largely untold to…