The Central Region Volleyball League with financial support from 23rd Century System has presented awards and trophies to the 2019/20 winners in the league, with Kamuzu Barracks receiving the top accolade in men’s category.
KB and champions in other categories got a trophy, 17 gold medals and K400,000 cash each.
In the men’s category, Lilongwe Spikers finished as runners-up and received 17 silver medals and K250,000 while third-placed Snipers got 17 bronze medals and K150,000 cash.
Eagles were first in the ladies’ section while Kamuzu Barracks’ ladies side finished second and were followed by Vixens on third.
Mtchisi Smashers won the top prize in youth division while Mipuniro were second, with Mchinji Trickers finishing third.
The teams that were second and third received same awards as the teams in the same positions in the men’s category.
All the teams that participated in the league have been given a ball each.
Trophies, medals and cash prizes were presented to the teams at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday in Lilongwe.
The league’s chairperson Robert White was delighted to have the prizes presented after a long-time wait since the league ended last year.
“We are happy day that what we were waiting for, though it took long, finally came,” he said. Representative of 23rd Century Systems, Charles Ngoma, said the sponsorship totals K18 million for three years, but about K6 million was pumped into the just ended season which was the first year of the sponsorship.
“We are very excited to say that all the money that was given for this season has been appropriately used for the league,” he said.
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