Sports Festival Day in Chikwawa: Mzunga calls for support

People in Chikwawa on Wednesday witnessed a colourful event dubbed ‘Sports Festival Day’ where a number of sporting activities organized by Chikwawa District Sports Office spiced up the event.

MP Thomson greeting football players-Photo, Lapken Kapoto

MP Thomson greeting football players-Photo, Lapken Kapoto

MP Thomson pose with James Academy who were champions-Photo, Lapken Kapoto

MP Thomson pose with James Academy who were champions-Photo, Lapken Kapoto

Sophie Mzunga speaking at the event-Photo, Lapken Kapoto

Sophie Mzunga speaking at the event-Photo, Lapken Kapoto

Netball games were played -Photo, Lapken Kapoto

Netball games were played -Photo, Lapken Kapoto

In her remarks, Chikwawa district Sports Officer, Sophie Mzunga said there was a need for companies and other well wishers to help in developing sports activities in the district.

Mzunga said the event was also part of awareness to the people that there were several sporting disciplines in the district apart from netball and football.

“It’s my plea to everyone in the district be aware that not only football and netball are sporting disciplines we have in the district. We have athletics, relay race, sack race among others.

“We need to extend sporting activities to certain levels so that we have various people participating in them. So, it’s through your little contribution towards it in whatever form that will help us keep going,” she said.

Both Traditional Authority Kasisi and Councilor Clement Kamoto of Ndalanda Ward said they were proud of the activities and urged sectors, individuals even other NGOs in the district to contribute towards the development of sporting activities in the district.

They said that it was proper for such activities to go to other areas in the district so that such initiatives reach out to many communities.

However, MP Harry Thomson promised to work hand in hand with the sports office at district level so that sporting activities were improved in the district.

Thomson said he would strive to improve Chikwawa Community Ground to a better playing field so that whosoever participated in sporting activities enjoyed the environment.

At the end of the event, James Academy who beat Lauji Academy in football by 3 goals to 1 went away with K20, 000 and the trophy while St Michaels Community Day Secondary School netball team were champions beating Mthumba CDSS by 15 baskets to 0 and were given K15, 000 and a trophy.

Other winners who participated in other sporting activities such as relay race, sack race, athletics (Special Olympics) were recognized with various prizes.

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