The second edition of the Malawi Youth Games has entered day three today, with Silver Sports Club being added to the list of three original venues for the event.
Lilongwe is hosting the games, with Bingu National, Nankhaka and Civo stadiums as the original venues.
The games, which end at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday, started with a colourful opening ceremony at Nankhaka on Monday.
Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) President Blackson Malamula said Silver is hosting some of the basketball, volleyball and netball matches.
“So far so good; we are making great progress after getting started on Monday. We added Silver because it has good facilities for basketball, netball and volleyball. So we have four venues in total. All the seven education divisions are competing and we are happy,” Malamula said.
Malawi National Council of Sports Public Relations and Communications Officer Edgar Ntulumbwa also expressed satisfaction with progress made.
“We have started on a good note and we are excited to return with this edition of the games. There is a lot of talent on display in all games. We want these young players to develop and move on to represent the country in our national teams one day,” Ntulumbwa said.
Dignitaries that attended the opening ceremony were Sports Council acting Executive Secretary Shephord Boma and Deputy Director of Sports responsible for school sports in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mary Waya.
The tournament started with a primary school category match between North East Education Division (Need) and Central West Education Division (Cwed) at Civo upper ground which ended 1-1.
In other results in the same category, Shire Highlands Education Division (Shed) suffered a 1–0 defeat at the hands of North West Education Division (Nwed).
There was also action in the secondary school category where Need lost 2-1 to Cwed while Shed defeated Nwed 3–1.
In the primary netball category, Cwed beat Need 23- 17 before thumping the same team 27-27-12 in the secondary school category.