New sports minister Msungama promises to deliver amid high expectations

Newly-appointed Sports and Youth Minister Ulemu Msungama has promised to work to the best of his ability in order to develop  sports in the country.

Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama

Msungama said this in an interview after President Lazarus Chakwera announced his full cabinet Wednesday night.

“I am happy and ready to be a servant of the people. I can’t promise alot but Malawians should just wait and see,” said youthful Msungama.

“I have always been passionate about sports and for those who know me can bear witness,” added Msungama who is a Silver Strikers FC and Arsenal fan on the domestic and international scenes respectively.

He has also previously been  holding sports tournaments in his Lilongwe City South East constituency.

Meanwhile, there are high expectations from the sports fraternity.

Malawi Boxing Association of Malawi (MABA) General Secretary Elia Kamphinda Banda said he believes Msungama with his youthful age will deliver positive results.

“We are happy to have Ulemu Msungama as the new sports minister. Though we don’t have a track record of him being involved in sports, we believe that with his youthful age, he will possibly deliver” said Kamphinda Banda.

He therefore took advantage to remind the incoming minister about challenges the boxing fraternity has been facing for years that need urgent attention.

“We need standard boxing rings atleast three or four. We also want Malawi to be participating in various boxing activities across Africa and beyond just like other countries do” he said.

Meanwhile, sports analyst Higger Mkandawire has tipped Msungama to be ‘result oriented’.

The last time Malawi shined in a major international tournament is when the senior football team lifted the East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup twice in the 1970’s.

Since then, it was the 2010 African Cup of Nations qualification in 2010 which was hosted by Angola.

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Mpakateni
7 months ago

Udikire kaye mwina sakakulumbiritsa. HRDC ikukaimisa nyansi zachitikazi masanawa lero.

mafumu akazi ku chigwa
mafumu akazi ku chigwa
7 months ago

our own son of the soil uyu. board and with good courage. cogratulations our son. timadzala chomera ife. Koma ukatilankhulire kuti kusukulu sizilibwino. chiongolero mkatimwamaphuziromo adapatsa osatha kuyendetsa. ndiye zayang’ana kungolo. timasure joke kuti tiyambirenso ulendowu.

Banda
Banda
7 months ago

Be nice if the New Minister would help The Queens Net Ball Team more as they have a tendency to win more world wide an yet do not have an official court to play on in comparison to the National Football team.

Hazmat
Hazmat
7 months ago

Mbava zosula

Stain Phiri
Stain Phiri
7 months ago

Why is the focus just on Sports? What about the “Youth” Component? Who is going to look into youth unemployment and substance abuse (especially alcohol) which has left most youths useless?

Hastings waBanda
Hastings waBanda
7 months ago
Reply to  Stain Phiri

you are fucked from behind

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
7 months ago
Reply to  Stain Phiri

Issues of alcohol and drug abuse are handled by Ministry of Health, Local Assemblies and Ministry of Health through the National Alcohol Policy. Ministry of Youth is not the lead. When we were formulating the Policy, we noted that drug and alcohol abuse is rampant among the youth, yes, but is across the board as far as age is concerned.

Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
7 months ago
Reply to  Stain Phiri

You are the one focusing on sports.. Ulemu is simply responding to the reporter and you expect him to talk about everything involved in the ministry? I hope your not an alcohol addict

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