Minister Chiyembekeza launches K5mil football and netball competition in Thyolo

There were jubilations and ululations on Sunday at Molele ground in Thyolo district when Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Allan Chiyembekeza launched a K5 million football and netball League in his Thyolo South West Constituency.

Sports Council board chairperson James Chuma ready to kick the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewer

Sports Council board chairperson James Chuma ready to kick the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Hidden talent in rural areas....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Hidden talent in rural areas….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mary Waya reminding spectators of her old days...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mary Waya reminding spectators of her old days…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Former Flames defender Jack Chamangwa with the players..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Former Flames defender Jack Chamangwa with the players..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mary Waya in action...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mary Waya in action…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Present during the launching ceremony were former Flames defenders Jack  Chamangwana and James Sangala, former Malawi Queens star Mary Waya, Malawi National Council of Sports board chairperson James Chuma, FAM executive member Daud Ntanthiko and George Jana from Sports Council.

In his remarks, Chiyembekeza said 33 football teams and 23 netball teams from zones will take part during the tournament.

For instance, in football there are five zones namely, Zowa, Mbilole, Masambanjati, Molele while in netball there are three zones: Zowa, Masambanjati and Molele.

“The main purpose of this tournament is to keep the youth busy in my constituency and at the same time we want to form a strong side that infuture can compete in the Southern Region Football League,” he said.

He also said they want to unearth hidden talent from Thyolo with an aim of exporting some of the players to the Super League teams.

He also urged the youth themselves who will take part in the tournament to work hard so that they can be spotted by some of the bigger teams in Blantyre.

Chiyembekeza gave them an example of former Flames workhorse John Maduka, who originated from Thyolo before joining Silver Strikers. He then also played for Celtic in South Africa.

“We have so many examples of successful footballers from Thyolo district. For example do you know that John Maduka is from this district and that he started his career right here? If Maduka did it, then you can also follow into his footsteps,” said Chiyembekeza.

FAM executive member Daud Ntanthiko, who represented FAM President Walter Nyamilandu hailed Chiyembekeza for the tournament insisting for football to develop in this country it has to start from the grassroot level.

Ntanthiko also urged people who will manage the league to run it professionally.

“Honourble minister has pumped in a lot money, so  to those running this tournament make sure that  your accountable and be transparent. Sometimes it is we people who run leagues that make it fail,” said Ntanthiko.

Malawi National Council of Sports board chairperson James Chuma, who was the guest of honour pledged to donate two kits to two teams.

Chuma also commended Chiyembekeza for this trophy and asked the participating teams to observe discipline.

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10 thoughts on “Minister Chiyembekeza launches K5mil football and netball competition in Thyolo”

  1. gongonyeke says:

    Tikufuna Gaga tiyike m’mimba osati mbwelera mukuchitazi.

  2. James Tsamwa says:

    All those people and teams gathering to witness the launch of under £5000 League, (less than a months salary for the majority in the UK). Less than a days wage for the Premier League Players. Kumvetsa chisoni.

  3. Tiimaba .Molusa says:

    Aba ndalama za macuopon awa ayitenga kuti ndalama azathu

  4. Elukuluku says:

    Where did you get MK5 Million? Instead of investing in agriculture u chose sports n we know that it take time to honour winning prizes.

  5. Pitala Paulendo says:

    Two points:
    First,John Maduka grew up in Lilongwe where he developed his soccer career.

    Secondly, how does sports develop if you’re advocating one meal a day? Do you want to kill the already malnourished citizens?

  6. M’malo moti mugawe chimanga Kofi adzisewera ndi njala

  7. Eat once a day mr. mp. says:

    TACHIONENI CHIMIMBA CHO
    AZIDYA KAMODZI PA TSIKU UYU.

  8. sis zee says:

    I just dont like this chiyembekeza guy

  9. Chiyendausiku says:

    Bwenzi nzikoma zikanati zizitere

  10. wewe says:

    mungotionesapo michombo apa mmalo moti tikambe za njala pamalawi pano.. Mwandikwana

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