The Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) Lilongwe Chapter has declared this year’s Sports Bonanza a success, hailing insurance companies, brokers and agents for partaking in the annual sports festival held at Lilongwe Golf Club on Saturday.
Summarising the event in an interview with Nyasa Times, president of IIM Lilongwe Chapter Denis Mzokomera described this year’s event as successful.
“We are greatly satisfied with the way things have gone. We had participants from all the insurance companies in Lilongwe including brokers, agents and our garages. The main focus was not on competition but fostering interaction and relationships between members from our member insurance organisations,” said Mzokomera.
The IIM Lilongwe Chapter president hailed the insurance organisations for sponsoring the event to the tune of K1.2 million.
Games that were played this year included football, netball, tug of war, pool, chess, bawo, volleyball, sack race, bottle race and athletics.
Vanguard Insurance won the football final after defeating Prime Insurance 3-2 on post-match penalties. They received 40,000 cash with their runners-up pocketing K30,000.
Nico Group were champions in netball and tug of war while Vanguard triumphed in tug of war for women. United General Insurance (UGI) won the volleyball competition. Vanguard were also champions in re-lay race. All the winners received cash prizes.
There were also cash prizes for individual players who emerged top in their respective categories: Vanguard’s Nelson Singano emerged top in sack race for men with Maria Lundu of Prime Insurance finiship on top in women sack race.
Innocent Banda won the pool competition and Richard Mukasura was champion in Bawo. The chess competition for women was won by Christine Nyondo.