Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) will tomorrow hold the K2.5 million Airtel National Tournament qualifiers at Lilongwe Community Centre court, in Lilongwe.
The tournament will be competed in both men’s and women’s categories.
According to CRVL spokesperson Peter Pemba, the games will be played in round robin format.
“We might have two venues hosting the games. This will depend on the number of teams that will register. We will divide into two groups and the other group shall be playing their games at Kumudzi Eco Learning Center,” he said.
Four top teams will qualify for the national finals in both categories.
Other regions will send three teams in men’s category while two teams in women’s category.
Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) general secretary Jailos Nkhoma said the event will help to scale up the game of volleyball in the country.
“We thank Airtel for the sponsorship. The development will help the teams and individual players to improve the standards of playing the game. It’s through such tournaments that we can appreciate the talent and teams to represent the country in international events.
Nkhoma appealed to the teams to observe discipline.
“We urge the volleyball fraternity to continue supporting Airtel by using their services in turn to the sponsorship,” said Nkhoma.
Praise Mwandira, who plays for Spikers ladies team, hailed Airtel for incorporating ladies in the tournament.
“This will help us to improve our performance and uplift ladies participation in volleyball,” said Mwandira.
The three-day national finals will be staged in Lilongwe, starting on 26 August.
The national champions, in Mens category, will receive K450 000 and a trophy.
Runners-up and third-best teams, will receive K250 000 and K150 000, respectively.
The team that will finish on position four will get K50 000.
In Womens category, the champions and runners-up will receive K350 000 and K210 000 respectively
The third-placed team will get K110 000, with fourth-best team going away with K30 000. n