Karonga Beach Soccer (KBS) whose future was misty as it survived on mini tournaments, has now secured a sponsorship, thanks to Karonga Polytechnic which has pumped in K350 000.
Disclosing the news to The Nation on Tuesday, chairperson of the league James Loga thanked Karonga Polytechnic for the gesture, saying the sport will keep the youth busy from harmful behaviour while uplifting their talent.
â€œTo keep the sport alive since its establishment in 2011, the clubs had to contribute K1 000 each to play mini-tournaments. We are thankful to Karonga Polytechnic for the sponsorship,â€ said Loga. He has since urged teams to pay their K2 000 registration fees.
Director of Karonga Polytechnic, Wavisanga Emanuel Silungwe, said the sponsorship will run for two months from the time the league will roll into action.
Meanwhile, the national beach soccer committee member James Matoga has welcomed sponsorship, saying it will improve the sport in the district and beyond. He said he hoped that other organisations will step in to bail out Nkhata Bay, Salima, Nkhotakota and Mangochi districts which are lacking sponsorship for the sport.
But Matoga has advised KBS to be transparent.