Soccer lovers in the northern district of Malawi, Nkhata Bay, will have a taste of entertainment closer to their doors as the MPs plan to launch Football and Netball leagues.
The Members of Parliament in Nkhata Bay have ganged up to sponsor mega and lucrative tournaments for their local people in appreciation of their votes casted unto them during the previous elections.
The football and netball leagues which are said to be worth MK8 million will encourage young people in their constituencies to live a healthy life style through sporting activities as well as keep them busy so that they do not engage themselves in bad activities.
The trophies will run concurrently in the six constituencies of Nkhata Bay.
The launch has been scheduled to take place on July 10, 2016 at Kande school ground in the district.
During the launch, there will be football and netball matches involving some of the best teams in the district.
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Honourable Grace Obama Chiumia will grace the event as the Guest of Honour.
This is also one way to discover talents which are in remote areas so that they should have a chance to play in bigger leagues in the country.
Most superstars have emerged from Nkhata Bay and a number of them have been representing their national team for sone time now. The likes of Micium Ivert Mhone, John Banda, just to mention a few, were also discovered through such leagues in