Beach or sand volleyball is not expensive to administer; hence, could be more suitable for Malawi, the Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) president Jappie Mhango has said.
â€œSand should be no big deal in Malawi. We have plenty of it. It does not necessarily have to be at the lake. We can send a team of two to international competitions and win medals,â€ Mhango said on Friday.
Mhango made this observation ahead of the week-long beach volleyball coaching course which got underway on Monday at Shark Round Table 32 at Lingadzi, Lilongwe.
The world volleyball controlling body has since assigned its Austrian instructor Johann to drill some 15 participants to the Lilongwe course, the second of its kind in Malawi.
â€œWe launched beach volleyball four years ago, but I must admit we have not made much strides,â€ said Mhango.
There is nothing much heard about indoor volleyball in the country. Even the conventional volleyball is almost non-existent due to inadequate funding and facilities.
But Mhango insisted otherwise on indoor volleyball: â€œWe are making progress that is why we were able to send Kamuzu Barracks team to Zone VI championship in Zambia. That is a measure of progress.â€