I agree with the decision by Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) to assess its 43 affiliates so that the government should maintain only those that are active.
Board Chairperson, James Chuma, in a local newspaper, did not hide his frustrations with the non-functioning affiliates and hinted that the government will work with only those that are serious.
It is sad that the MNCS has 43 affiliates but most of them are dormant and they only exist on the premise that there are some misguided power hungry individuals who just want to have cheap publicity.
In fact, the MNCS is another hopeless and problematic baby we can afford to abort, for delaying to come-up with this decision.
In a country with proper administrative set up, this decision should have been made 15 years ago when these briefcase organisations started mushrooming.
We have had a lot of these briefcase organisations masquerading as sports associations. Most of them do not have offices, let alone constitution and they are run by people who have completely no clue on how to administer sports.
This is an opportune time to disband them so that they realise that sports is not just entertainment, it is a way of life and big business.
It is not a secret that there are people who buy newspapers specifically for sports stories and we have sports clubs that are thriving simply because patrons go there to watch live transmission of international football and other sporting disciplines.
These spent forces need to be told in no uncertain terms that the power of sports has now gone to an advanced level.
Sports is now taken so seriously that almost the whole politics and social phenomenon are disturbed by it and for someone to think that sports is a pass time adventure is sacrilegious and out of mind.
Some of us are affected with sadness and grief when certain individuals think they can be toying around with sports for their own benefit. Sports is the mirror where one can see the success or the failure of the nation.
Yes, MNCS deserves a pat on the back but the nation hopes that they will walk the talk.
Seriously, some of these associations do not represent our dreams.
We can do better than having some of these useless associations.
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