Inventor of gendaball, Francis Mwalabu, says the sport will be officially launched on November 30 at a venue to be announced later.
Mwalabu said this on Saturday during a five-team tournament held in Blantyre.
“We have had successful discussions with management of the Malawi National Council of Sports [MNCS] who have embraced the sport and everything being equal, we should officially roll out end of next month,” he said.
Mwalabu also said he is impressed with the progress the sport has made so far.
“There has been tremendous improvement in terms of performance, technique and quality and that is encouraging. The sport has also been embraced by educational institutions and corporates,” he said.
Mwalabu also donated uniforms to the participating teams in the tournament.
Malawi Institute of Tourism (MIT) used home ground advantage to win the tournament.
Apart from MIT, the other partcipating teams were Accountancy Tuition College (ATC) who were the runners-up, third-placed St. Patrick’s International Private School 2, Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ), who came fourth and St. Patrick’s 1 who were fifth.
MIT accumulated 4 550 points, just 100 points above ATC. St. Patricks 2, who were taking part in a tournament for the first time, had 3 800 points, MIJ got 3 250 while St. Patricks 1 registered 2 050.
MIT captain Francis Banda said good organisation was the secret behind their success.
“Our coach also urged us to be focused and relaxed and it worked perfectly,” he said. n