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TN Stars Football Club is an emerging soccer club from a local soccer academy initiative in Kasungu district in Malawi. This initiative was started by Thomas Nyirenda from whom the name TN is derived.

I was born in Kasungu five decades ago. I have great passion for soccer. I was privileged to have parents that allowed me to play soccer with my friends. Those days we had no proper balls but we used balls constructed out of plastic papers wrapped in polythene strings. I and fellow boys who grow up together in Kasungu played such balls in dusty ground and scorching sunshine every afternoon after school or the whole day over weekends.

A janitor at the town’s community centre hall kept some proper old balls whose access he strictly controlled. In any case one ball was not enough for scores of us wanting to have a kick. In early 90s I left Kasungu to study at a secondary school in northern Malawi where playing a normal ball was routine. That was good turn of events but my self-taught style of playing soccer could not take me beyond the ranks of the so called best players of those days.  So I worked on my education.

After my secondary school education I went to United Kingdom to study medicine. I played college soccer while studying and even went to get Class C Soccer Coaching Licence from the sessions organised by the Scottish Football Association. I have since lost the original certificate that signed and given by Paul Sturrock, a once famous Scottish footballer who trained us at the course.  My medical career has taken me to many places where I still enjoy a good career and playing soccer socially on weekends. While I was on one of my annual holidays to Kasungu in 2010 my heart was broken when a group of youths running around the grounds of my old school approached me and told me they wished they had started a soccer team but nobody in town had listened to their plea to provide a proper ball. I thought, “Things can’t be allowed to be the same in four decades!”

Out of my passion to give young boys a chance to kick a ball, enjoy life, build healthy bodies, keep out trouble and try their lack of chasing a dream of being a superstar was born this TN Stars FC Academy. This is my commitment: to play my part in giving the youth a chance at soccer. I would like to thank a lot of people who have given me their support to start realising this dream. The people include my family, village chief Kaning’a and his school committee at Kavunguti Primary School in Kasungu where the Academy football field is under construction, the coaches, the enthusiastic youth enrolled in the academy and their parents. Together we are in this long and winding road to Excellence!

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K9MILLION KWACHA CHIPIKU LEAGUE HOW THEY STAND AS OF 28/08/2016 SEASON

K9MILLION  KWACHA CHIPIKU LEAGUE standing as of 28 August 2016.
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A Cape Town based 21 year old Anzil Lawrence move to Malawi to play division two soccer league with TN Stars FC of central Malawi.

A Cape Town based 21 year old Anzil Lawrence move to Malawi to play division two soccer league with TN Stars FC of central Malawi. He signed a 6 months contract to a side which is working towards qualification into 2017 Malawi Premier League. Speaking from Cape Town on the youngsters' move the sponsor and owner of TN Stars FC and Academy Thomas Nyirenda said he respected the youngster's heart of lion to leave South Africa and work on his future in Malawi. Normally Malawian players trek south to play professional soccer never the reverse. Anzil will be the first player to tread that new ground, he said. We all wish him luck and he deserves our support.

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In November 2014 TN Stars Coach (Meck Mwase) and Team Manager (Khumbo Chipeta) travelled to South Africa...

In November 2014 TN Stars Coach (Meck Mwase) and Team Manager (Khumbo Chipeta) travelled to South Africa where they held discussions with Ajax Football Club officials and University of Cape Town Sports Science Institute. The talks were aimed at opening relations that will benefit development of young athletes at TN Stars. 

In the first picture (left to right) are Khumbo (TNS), Louis (Ajax), Meck (TNS), Sergio (Ajax) and Tom (TNS).

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Contact


  • Mr Khumbo Chipeta, TNS FC Manager, Matapa Farming Network, P.O. Box 258 Kasungu, Malawi Skype: matapa.farming.network