Nam sets task force

Annie Hanjahanja

Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) has set up a task force to assess the impact of Covid-19 on domestic netball and come up with recommendations.

The task force is headed by Jane Kachali-Saidi with Samuel Kanyenda as the vice chairperson. Blantyre and Districts Netball Committee administrator is the general secretary while John Muhajiri as vice secretary. Chancy Munthali is the treasurer.

In a statement dated June 2, 2020 and signed by the association’s vice secretary, Brian Gausi, the task force will conduct a quick situation analysis of the effect of Covid-19 on Malawi Netball.


Among others the task force will: “Draft recommendations on the netball business continuity plan proposals to the executive committee based on the committee’s consultations with some key stakeholders. The task force will also find ways of assisting the netball players in the country to cope with the pandemic.

“Covid-19 pandemic is real. Not only do we have victims among us but its effects have also left nobody unaffected. Businesses have been affected and the economy has been so greatly affected. The sports industry has not been spared. The game of netball is no exception. Players have been hit the worst as they can no longer benefit from the game.

“Nam recognises the urgent responsibility to safeguard the game of netball beyond the pandemic. At the same time, knowing that netball does not exist in a vacuum, the association has the social responsibility to support government in whatever form in the fight against Covid-19 in Malawi,” the statement read.


Nam president Khungekile Matiya said they remain committed to returning to the court but only when it is safe to do so.

“So as the health and well-being of our players, fans, staff, officials and all of the netball family is of the upmost importance to us. Let us all support the task force in its endeavors for it to work effectively and register success,” she said.

On her part, Annie Hanjahanja said she was delighted to be included in the task force.

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