Cobbe Barracks (1MR) face Kamuzu Barracks (2MR) in the finals of the Army Inter-Unit Sports Festivals today (Friday) at the Malawi Armed Forces College (Mafco) in Salima.
Kamuzu Barracks beat Changalume in the semi-finals through penalties on Wednesday whereas Cobbe beat Mafco.
In netball, Mafco will face Cobbe Sisters (1MR) in the finals while Lilongwe Administration have finished third.
In tug-of-war, Paramilitary Wing (Airborne) will face 2MR (Kamuzu Barracks).
In men’s 100 metres, Gift Mayenje (1MR) was the champion, followed by Wakisa Kaliyembe (2MR). Chimwemwe Gundampanda from Zomba was third.
Trizia Makata (1MR) won the women’s 100 metres. Grace Mtukutu was second and Blandina Chiwaya from Zomba Administration came third.
In the 5 000 metres race, Nancy Matanda from Lilongwe Administration is the champion while Lucia Chandamale, also from the same unit, was second.
In men’s 5 000 metres, John Kayange from Lilongwe Administration was the winner. Happy Mchelenje from Moyale (3MR) was second while George Khanje was third.
In 10 000 men’s race, Mchelenje beat Kayange to first position while Khanje retained the third spot.
The highlight of the track and field events was Kayange who clocked 48 minutes in 5 000 metres to beat his record of 55 minutes, according to the games’ chief marshal Colonel James Patterson Kalipinde.
Kalipinde said this year’s games have been more competitive than the previous ones.
“There is more seriousness within the units this time around. The winner in the 5 000 metres (Kayange) put up a lot of effort. He did a lot better than last year, breaking his own record,” said Kalipinde.
As we went to press, Chimwemwe Chiotcha was taking on James Mwenda in boxing. In another bout, Wilson Masamba was facing Osgood Kayuni.
Today (Friday), Chrispine Moliati is set to fight Wellington Balakasi in what promises to be a thriller.