Blantyre City Council introduces Sports Day

Malawi’s Commercial City of Blantyre in collaboration has introduced sports day in a move to inculcate sports culture in the youth.

Sylvester Mitini Nkhoma, Director of Leisure, Culture and Environmental Affairs for Blantyre City Council said the Sports Day to be launched September 27 would help to improve the standards of the sporting disciplines in the city.

“We realised that we cannot improve the standards of sports in the country if we do not start our activities right from where it matters most, the grassroots,” Mitini Nkhoma said.

Mayor of Blantyre: Noel Chalamanda: Sports Day  for commerical city
Mayor of Blantyre: Noel Chalamanda: Sports Day for commerical city

He said the city was planning to hold the event annually.

Chairperson of the organising committee Charles Katola said the to draw 13 sporting disciplined would need at K1.7 million.

“Of course, the Council will fund the event but we require more support from the corporate world to make the activities more exciting,” Katola said.

Sporting disciplines earmarked for the inaugural event are athletics, basketball, cycling, darts, handball, korfball, football, lawn tennis, netball, special Olympics, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball.

Mitini Nkhoma said the City had partnered Blantyre City Office to hold the event but Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) city zones of Bangwe, Limbe, South Lunzu, Ndirande, Chilomoni and Zingwangwa would be involved.

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7 years ago

I being the custodian of the proper,professional,patriotic,transparent and business orientated CIVIC office management, do applaude you my sons for complementing my efforts-GOD BLESS YOU.But I have two things to be attended to urgently,before I pick my whip and lash at your backs Noel and Ted.First,remove nuissance caused by illigal vending once and for all,and secondly,visit Chilobwe Vocational Centre and apologize to Hannover City Council- Germany before bankrolling of Community College initiative.Failure to do so, will vindicate your younger brothers and sisters,who are speculating that you are potlifting my relish with gluttons and greedy dogs.

7 years ago

good initiative

7 years ago


7 years ago

If only you had stayed as an independent, I could trust you, but you DPP Mayors are as crooked as your MATANYULA BOSS. Fotseki, I know this is going to be a DPP sports day. Go to hell Chalamanda. You want to cox the corporate world to swindle them of their hard earned money. You have already started the DPP way. Galu waMayor.

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen
7 years ago

Mr Mayor congratulations, this is a move in the right direction. We need a reintroduction of the mayor’s trophy.

Please step in to reorganize the BT city assembly. I believe there is a lot of money which is either being misused or not collected. Please revamp the personnel and only keep motivated people.

Please shake up the assembly, please, please. There is a lot of potential, given people with the right attitude.

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