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Confusion, greed and demons of local sports

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Once again 2016 has been a year that has provided us with fascinating gross incompetences from our sports administrators with Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) topping the list.

This is the year where our sports administrators showed a lot of arrogance and stubbornness in the way they managed sport.

It is unfortunate that we all tend to concentrate much on football, possibly because this is the sport that unites and governs the country. But in reality, there is a lot of mess happening in these other sporting disciplines.

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The most disappointing sporting discipline of the year is netball, a sport which has been burdened by a lot of negativity in as far as administration is concerned.

It is unheard of that Nam has managed to lose big sponsors such as Airtel.

As if that was not enough, the future of GOtv Challenge, another prestigious netball tournament on the domestic scene, that made our netball players active, conspicuously missed on this year’s netball calendar without convincing reasons.

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The mobile network company, Airtel, has been sponsoring netball for three years and Nam failed to convince them to continue with the gesture confirming the ultimate tragedy that has engulfed the association.

The nation has also not heard anything substantive from basketball. This is another sporting discipline that has lost its clout and needs deliverance.

Literally, there is no achievement worth pointing at. Since the early 1990s, basketball has been nose-diving and there is no hope of recovery.

It would appear all those people who played basketball at the highest level have completely lost interest in the sport.

Volleyball is another disappointing sport. The nation has not seen a lot of activities in volleyball, except on one or two occasions when they have participated in international competitions and, the results were disastrous.

Volleyball has been weighed down by a barrage of challenges, and if authorities are not careful, it will soon go into extinction. Of late, there are no spectacular sights I can point at volleyball.

It will be unfair to finish this year without commenting on the confusion that has characterised boxing. We have seen the emergence of two professional boxing control boards.

Malawi Boxing Association, which was entrusted with the task of managing amateur boxing, decided to deviate from its core duties and formed its own professional boxing splinter group, which is duplicating its duties with Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board.

How does one explain such mediocrity that has engulfed our boxing?

All this buttresses the confusion, greed and the demons that have engulfed Malawi sport.

Once again 2016 has been a year that has provided us with fascinating gross incompetences from our sports administrators with Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) topping the list.

This is the year where our sports administrators showed a lot of arrogance and stubbornness in the way they managed sport.

It is unfortunate that we all tend to concentrate much on football, possibly because this is the sport that unites and governs the country. But in reality, there is a lot of mess happening in these other sporting disciplines.

The most disappointing sporting discipline of the year is netball, a sport which has been burdened by a lot of negativity in as far as administration is concerned.

It is unheard of that Nam has managed to lose big sponsors such as Airtel.

As if that was not enough, the future of GOtv Challenge, another prestigious netball tournament on the domestic scene, that made our netball players active, conspicuously missed on this year’s netball calendar without convincing reasons.

The mobile network company, Airtel, has been sponsoring netball for three years and Nam failed to convince them to continue with the gesture confirming the ultimate tragedy that has engulfed the association.

The nation has also not heard anything substantive from basketball. This is another sporting discipline that has lost its clout and needs deliverance.

Literally, there is no achievement worth pointing at. Since the early 1990s, basketball has been nose-diving and there is no hope of recovery.

It would appear all those people who played basketball at the highest level have completely lost interest in the sport.

Volleyball is another disappointing sport. The nation has not seen a lot of activities in volleyball, except on one or two occasions when they have participated in international competitions and, the results were disastrous.

Volleyball has been weighed down by a barrage of challenges, and if authorities are not careful, it will soon go into extinction. Of late, there are no spectacular sights I can point at volleyball.

It will be unfair to finish this year without commenting on the confusion that has characterised boxing. We have seen the emergence of two professional boxing control boards.

Malawi Boxing Association, which was entrusted with the task of managing amateur boxing, decided to deviate from its core duties and formed its own professional boxing splinter group, which is duplicating its duties with Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board.

How does one explain such mediocrity that has engulfed our boxing?

All this buttresses the confusion, greed and the demons that have engulfed Malawi sport.

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