Southern Region pool fraternity’s concerns over lack of competitive tournaments in the region will top the agenda at this Saturday’s meeting which Malawi Pool Association (Mapa) has summoned at Afro Motel in Blantyre.
Some pool players and officials such as Davie Malunga told The Nation last month that pool was in a coma in the region because they lack backing and direction from Mapa as most key figures in the mother body were preoccupied with personal businesses.
Having earlier dismissed the allegations that Mapa is only responsible for national competitions, that such concerns were channelled wrongly and that officials were at liberty to pursue their personal interests, the association has finally issued a statement calling for the meeting to resolve the matter.
Mapa interim president Chikondi Mbewe will preside over the meeting, reads the Mapa statement issued by general secretary Saulos Thindwa on Tuesday.
“Although no official complaint has come through to Mapa, we have seen it necessary to call for this meeting and talk to the clubs and those individuals that love the game to discuss critical issues affecting our pool in the region. We will also set the date for regional elections that have failed to take place several times due to lack of interest from the region,” reads the statement in part.
Mapa has since shifted the cue-off of Mapa national pool league to July end this year to allow the Southern Region to put their house in order so that the league starts at the time in all the regions.
Apart from the South, all other regions elected new office bearers three months ago.