Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Commander General Griffin Supuni-Phiri has said they will hold a sports gala to honour individuals and teams that did well in various sports disciplines last year.
The MDF commander made the announcement last weekend at Army Headquarters where Kamuzu Barracks (KB) FC presented him with the TNM Super League trophy which they won a fortnight ago after beating Dwangwa United 4-1.
“It is the first of its kind, but we plan to hold this event where every MDF unit will be awarded depending on the success in various sports disciplines. The gala awards will be held here at the Army Headquarters.
“Of course, Kamuzu Barracks players and officials will be rewarded in a special way because of their historic achievement by becoming the first Army team to win the Super League. But I cannot disclose as to what the rewards will be,” said Supuni-Phiri who was in the company of senior Army officers, including his two deputies Lieutenant Generals Clement Namangale and Vincent Nundwe.
The commander said the gala award is meant to motivate officers and soldiers to excel in various sports disciplines to win medals in both local and international tournaments.
He also said to sustain success, there is need for the teams to maintain discipline.
“On our part we also need to provide resources to the teams so that they continue to deliver good results,” said Supuni-Phiri.
Kamuzu Barracks unit commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Blaise Saenda thanked the commander for the support that has seen KB win the league title.
“It as an honour and great motivation to the players to have the commander here to welcome them. They won because of good leadership, hardwork and discipline,” said Saenda. n