Malawi will continue to be represented in Confederation of African Volleyball’s Zone VI after Volleyball Association of Malawi (Vam) Vice President, James Kaunda, was elected committee member of the regional body.
Prior to elections that took place via Zoom on Tuesday evening, Malawi was represented by Vam and Malawi Olympic Committee President Jappie Mhango who was treasurer.
Mhango, who served the zone for two terms, has been replaced by Mxolisi Ndhlovu of Zimbabwe.
Kaunda trounced Zambia Volleyball Association President Agnes Kakoma and Mpendulo Dhlamini of Volleyball Association of eSwatini to take up the post.
Mozambique’s Khalid Kassam is now president after serving as secretary general with Anthony Mokoena of South Africa scooping the vice presidency.
Zimbabwean Ringisai Mapondera is the new secretary general while Mpho Palime of Lesotho is committee member one while Kaunda is committee member two.
Vam General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma, said the development was good news for the local game.
“This is a vote of confidence in our efforts to develop volleyball in the country. Our vice president would not have been considered if we were not doing something good,” Nkhoma said.
Kaunda said he would serve the regional body with dedication and commitment.
“I represented Malawi during the elective conference after our president [Mhango] excused himself because of commitments. He also declined to contest for any position. So it is good that I was elected and will represent Malawi in the committee,” he said.