Central Region Beach Soccer League (CRBSL) has organised a two-day beach soccer bonanza at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima this weekend.
Briefing The Nation on Sunday in Lilongwe, CRBSL chairperson Leonard Mazombwe said the tournament is worth K450 000 (about $1 125).
He said as a committee, they have contributed K250 000 (about $6 250) while two other partners have contributed K100 000 (about $250) each.
“We have received support from two partners. Unfortunately, they do not want their names to be mentioned. We are really grateful for their support. It seems the people value beach soccer out there,” said Mazombwe.
He said the tournament will go a long way to improve the game in the Central Region.
“This year, the national team will be very active and as a region we have contributed few players to the national team. But with tournaments such as these, it will be easy for us to nurture national
talent. We want a large representation at national level,” said Mazombwe.
He said each team interested to participate in the tournament will be required to pay a K3 000 fee.
Mazombwe also announced that on February 14, CRBSL, in partnership with Sunbird Lilongwe, will hold a dinner to raise money for the running of the league.
In a related development, Beach Soccer Malawi general secretary David Saddo said they have lined up tournaments in Mangochi, Karonga and Chintheche scheduled for March.