Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) golfers have initiated a campaign to clean Mudi River.
The golfers launched the campaign on Wednesday with a tournament dubbed Mudi River Golf Challenge between Mudi North and Mudi South which the former emerged triumphant.
One of the organisers, Gift Chidya Gondwe said: “Mudi River dissects our golf course and also waters the greens and I thought it wise to start the initiative in a bid to end pollution and bring Mudi River back to what it was.
“All the golfers were happy with the idea; hence, this tournament which is part of the awareness campaign.”
He also said the day-long tournament was organised to bring togetherness among the golfers.
BSC chairperson Lester Tandwe said he was delighted that the idea to clean Mudi River is becoming a reality.
“For now, there is no sponsor for the cause, but when we show willingness and commitment, the drive has the potential to attract sponsors,” he said.
Tandwe also pledged to become the first sponsor towards the cause.
On his part, BSC golf captain Keta Mulwafu said the importance of Mudi River cannot be overemphasised.
“We have made history today by launching this important initiative for generations to come. It started like an idea by one of us and here we are embracing it,” he said.
The winning team, Mudi North captain Donbell Mandala said: “I thank my members for their splendid performance. Today, it’s the game of golf that has won, unity has won. We believe that this is just the beginning of something big in the quest to realise our dream.”
Mudi South captain Klema Hau said it was pleasing that the idea is becoming a reality “and going forward, let us see what we can do about it.”
The tournament was played on doubles’ matchplay, playing off lowest handicap.