South beach soccer ‘exposes’ U-12 players


Southern Region Beach Soccer Committee (SRBSC) gave an opportunity to Under-12 players to participate in Lake of Stars tournament in Mangochi District over the weekend.

According to the committee’s chairperson, Gift Chimbalanga, this was the first time that the Under-12 players were given a platform to showcase their talent at that level.

“We were satisfied because it gave us an opportunity to promote the sport to youngsters. They showcased their skills and they were delighted to take part,” he said.


Chimbalanga said about five youngsters were identified for possible inclusion in senior teams.

Team Mijiga sponsored the tournament, held on Saturday and Sunday, to the tune of K1 million.

Mijiga said the objective of the bonanza was to take advantage of the huge tourists gathering at Nkopola over the Lake of Stars period, to showcase the sublime beach soccer skills.


“Team Mijiga has a holistic approach to football development in Malawi, where it will be used as a catalyst and a vehicle for social and economic development so that Malawi can become an economic powerhouse through the attraction of sustainable tourism traffic,” Mijiga explained.

During the competition, Yagao emerged champions and they received a trophy, gold medals and K100,000 cash prize. Runners-up MDF got K50,000. Semifinalists Zitherepano and Sunbird Nkopola went away with K20,000 each.

Yagao produced Goalkeeper-of-the Tournament, Abdul Aziz Gaza, while

Kassim Richard of MDF was the top scorer. MDF also produced Player-of-the Tournament. Jonasi Yotamu Watson Makinkha of Sunbird Nkopola was named an Up-coming Player of the Tournament.

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