Pictorial of Bankers Sports Day: FMB crowned overall champions, Harawa of Nedbank named MVP in basketball

First Merchant Bank (FMB) emerged overall champions of the Bankers Sports Day at College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex in Blantyre  for the second successive year.

FMB celebrate with their trophy

The football action by the bankers

Team Standard Bank

Bankers netball action

Bankers basketball action

Presenting an individual trophy

Bankers on camera: A snap for Nyasa Times

Fun, fun, fun: Bankers sports day

Snack time for bankers at the sports games

Bankers cheered their teams

FMB won in several sports disciplines in the event that had 11 banks competing.

They  triumphed in; volleyball, 100-metresprints and also finished third in football after losing to Ecobank.

FMB Head of Marketing Sylvia Mataka hailed her sports men and women before describing their victory as a great achievement for the bank.

“It feels great to be overall champions for the second year running. This proves that we are not only committed to promoting sports only as sponsors but also as participants. It is not all about business at our bank but also engaging in extra-curricular activities. We will do our best to become champions again next year,” she said.

Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) were crowned football champions after beating FDH Bank 3-0, while Ecobank were champions in netball. CDH Investments Bank were kings in basketball.

In individual awards, Robert Harawa of Nedbank emerged as the most valuable player in basketball.

In football, netball and volleyball, the accolades went to Pempho Khomba of FDH Bank, Tiwonge Nkhwazi of Ecobank and Chikondi Kamoto National Bank of Malawi (NBM).

Other banks that took part in the event are NBS Bank, New Finance Bank, Standard Bank and Opportunity Bank of Malawi.

In the Egg Race, it was Sella Msika, who emerged the winner, while Chimwemwe Median was a hero in Bawo.

In sack race it was Elias Makumba, while in 100 meters race for women, Susan Tengatenga become the first followed by Getrude Chimbweya and Carol Magola.

In the men, 100 meters race, Ipyana Mwakanema emerged the winner followed by Isaac Mlanda and Blessings Kadazi

BAM executive director Lyness Nkungula said they were happy with how the bankers networked while engaging in sports.

This year, golf was added to the list of sporting disciplines that were competed for at the event. The other sporting codes were football, netball, basketball, volleyball, chess, bawo and egg race. Nkungula said next year they are planning to include cycling.

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