It was all cheering by the engineers in making at the Polytechnic campus in the Main Lecture Theatre while receiving their first prize as champions of the principal’s trophy at the Polytechnic a constituent college of the University of Malawi (UNIMA).
The tournament had been taking place for two weeks starting from April 05, 2015 and it involved all sporting disciplines.
It involved all the five faculties; Engineering, Commerce, Education and Media Studies, Applied Sciences and Built Environment.
The members of staff were also honoured by their inclusion in the tournament but they never won any game in any of the sporting activities.
Overall, Engineering became first followed by the Built Environment then the Applied Sciences, Commerce, Education and Media Studies and lastly the members of staff.
The Dean of Students Dr Thole speaking at the prize presentation on behalf of the college’s Principal Professor Grant Kululanga, said that it is important for the students to be involved in the sporting activities since they become healthy and sport is part of the education.
“Being at Poly doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be in class all time, you need to be taking part in the extra-curricular activities to stay fit,”said Thole
At the event, there was also the Sports Administrator, Chifundo Tenthani and he emphasized that the students had behaved well throughout the tournament and there was no trouble at all as many had anticipated.
“Previously, some students had been causing problems during the tournament and that made the administration to lose interest in sponsoring the tournament further,” said Tenthani
“This time it was well organised and the members of staff were privileged to take part in it though they never won any game”.
Sports Director at the College, Jonathan Malunje said that the sponsorship took long to be given to the organizing committee and that had started to put off the participants but in the end all was sorted out.
“People had started losing hope but it was my duty to push harder so that the tournament wouldn’t fail,” said Malunje
At the awarding ceremony, some students were being recognised for various activities and positions. Some of the students were; Eugene Fiander Chinkhandwe as a long serving Poly FC Manager, Emmanuel Chisaka as the most valuable player for men’s football, Chifuniro Njala as the most valuable player in netball and lastly Orama Mitinda as the most valuable player in women’s football.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :