History Of Malawi

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THE PRESS CUP FINAL MATCH: UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL CLUB (UFC) VS. MDC UNITED AT CIVO STADIUM IN LILONGWE, 7TH MAY 1989. MDC United Clifton Msiya’s cross is intercepted by UFC’s goolie Dalitso Chilimkhwambe. MDC United Clifton Msiya’s cross is intercepted by UFC’s goolie Dalitso Chilimkhwambe. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=871835039890967&extid=H3yPlfK1BDNWs8nc

IN THE WAKE OF FRESH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS HELD ON 29 JUNE 1978, LIFE PRESIDENT DR. KAMUZU BANDA ANNOUNCED A NEW CABINET ON JULY 5.

Cable sent from US Embassy in Lilongwe to Department of State in Washington DC on 6 July 1978. FOLLOWING MINISTERS (WITH THEIR NEW PORTFOLIOS) HAD SERVED IN PREVIOUS CABINET: GWANDA CHAKUAMBA – YOUTH AND CULTURE AND REGIONAL MINISTER FOR THE SOUTH E. BAKILI MULUZI – MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO M. MALANI LUNGU – MINISTER AT LARGE…

KEY LESSONS FROM HISTORY ON CRITICAL MOMENTS LIKE THIS WHEN CHANGING FROM ONE ADMINISTRATION TO THE OTHER.

HIDING AND DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS At the Eve of Independence in 1964. Following the departure of the last and only Governor-General, Sir Glyn Jones on 5th July 1966, records from the Secretary to the Governor-General were transferred to the National Archives of Malawi on 9th July 1966. The Government Archivist (John Drew) at the…

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…

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