FMB were on Saturday crowned overall champions of the Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) Sports Day for the second successive year.
They reached the desired points to defend the crown following victories in major disciplines of volleyball and100-metre sprints. They also finished third in football.
Reserve Bank triumphed in football, CDH Investment Bank in basketball and Ecobank in netball.
FMB head of marketing Sylvia Mataka attributed the success to good preparations and hard work.
“It feels great to be overall champions for the second year running. This proves that we are not only committed to promoting sports only as sponsors but also as participants. It is not all about business at our bank but also engaging in extra-curricular activities. We will do our best to become champions again next year,” she said.
In individual awards, Robert Harawa of Nedbank emerged as the most valuable player in basketball. In football, netball and volleyball, the accolades went to Pempho Khomba of FDH Bank, Tiwonge Nkhwazi of Ecobank and Chikondi Kamoto National Bank of Malawi (NBM).
Other banks that took part in the event are NBS Bank, New Finance Bank, Standard Bank and Opportunity Bank of Malawi.
BAM executive director Lyness Nkungula said they were happy with how the bankers networked while engaging in sports.
This year, golf was added to the list of sporting disciplines that were competed for at the event. The other sporting codes were football, netball, basketball, volleyball, chess, bawo and egg race. Nkungula said next year they are planning to include cycling.