Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima used home ground advantage to win the Central Region Beach Soccer League (CRBSL) tournament at the weekend.
The tournament, which had 12 teams competing, saw Livingstonia beat Airborne Rangers in the finals to pocket K80 000 (about $200). Airborne received K60 000 (about $150).
Lilongwe based Ace Pub finished third and received K50 000 (about $125) while Lilongwe Tourism got K35 000 (about $87.50).
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) executive member James Mwenda was the guest of honour during the tournament.
CRBSL chairperson Leonard Mazombwe described the two-day tournament as a great success.
“The turn out and the level of competitiveness was just awesome and it was encouraging, considering that we are just coming from a festive season. We watched great football and I believe scouts for the national teams have picked some names for consideration,” said Mazombwe.
He said the success of the tournament has forced Sunbird to organise another tournament on March 1.
Beach Soccer Malawi president Ken Gondwe thanked CRBSL for a “well-organised tournament”.
“They did a great job and the event went on well. Beach soccer is about fun and competition and not violence. That is exactly what happened,” said Gondwe.