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Sports Council chair gets adrenaline rush

WORTH THE TIME—Madise (in black cap) presents a trophy after the final

By Ronald Mpaso

Malawi National Council of Sports board chairperson Sunduzwayo Madise got a rush of adrenaline after watching the final of this year’s K12 million Fisd International Volleyball tournament at Katoto Volleyball Courts in Mzuzu.

During the final, Malawi’s Wolves emerged champions of the competition after edging defending champions Mbeya Best VI of Tanzania 3-2 on Sunday.

In a post on his Facebook page, Madise described the final as pulsating.

“I watched some high pulsating and adrenaline-showered volleyball final match between Wolves of Malawi and Mbeya of Tanzania in Mzuzu. I sat next to the Tanzanian Ambassador. After four sets, the odds were even at 2-2. So it went into the fifth dreaded and deciding set.

“The set itself was played at a very high pace with seesaw results-one was not sure who would triumph. In the end, with a spike from the heavens, Wolves snatched the game from the jaws of defeat and carried the day with a 15-13 margin. The crowd went crazy, literally. Everyone forgot who they were. They went into the court, and into a frenzy,” Madise described the action-packed match.

He said the atmosphere was filled with great feelings following the home side’s triumph.

“It felt good to win. It felt good to win in such a fashion. It felt good to win at home. It felt good to be Malawian. Few games will give you that adrenaline rush like a good volleyball match of even balanced teams who both desire to win.

“Anyone who visited the Katoto grounds will surely live to remember the match. Thanks to Volleyball Association of Malawi [Vam] for organising this feast,” Madise said.

Vam president James Kaunda thanked Madise for gracing the event.

“We are humbled with such complements from Sports Council. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that volleyball takes up its deserved place among the country’s most popular sports disciplines and we are pleased that several high profile figures watched the tournament,” Kaunda said.

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