Blackson Malamula has been elected Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) president unopposed during the body’s elective general assembly held in Mangochi on Saturday.
The former general secretary (GS) was the only contestant for the hot-seat after immediate past president Harris Kachale decided not to compete due to his busy work schedule.
Malamula said his mission in his four-year tenure of office will be to revamp athletics and other minority sports in achools, enhance working relationship with other sports associations and construct a sports village that will house a sports academy.
“I would also like to improve our relations with international bodies such International Schools Sports Federation and Africa Schools Sports Federation while building capacity for all that run school sports in the country,” he said.
“It is also important to ensure that we are self-reliant financially through fundraising activities and promote Paralympics sport in schools.”
Former treasurer Christopher Kabwazi and Edmond Chakwira were elected vice-presidents responsible for primary and secondary schools, respectively.
Chrispin Nyasulu was ushered in as GS while Brian Gausi got the vice-GS seat.
Joyce Chikho is the new treasurer while Elias Malata was elected vice-treasurer.
Mavuto Mnyenyembe, Grace Khupala and Evance Sulani are head teacher representative, women representative and private schools representative, respectively.
Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) sports development officer Ruth Mzengo, who was the returning officer, described the elections as free and fair.