Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has distributed assorted items and cash amounting to K19 million to cushion effects of Covid-19 among 21 sports associations.
The items included rice and sugar and cash amounting to K250 000 to each association that included boxing, basketball, netball and squash.
The donations have been going on for the past week in Lilongwe, Salima, Mzuzu and Blantyre.
In an interview, MOC committee member Osbourne Banda said the support is aimed at helping sports recover from the ruins of Covid-19.
Local sports is just resuming after almost a seven-month suspension as the country battled to suppress the spread of the virus.
Said Banda: “We are in the process of resuming sports activities that is why we are giving out this support.”
He said the beneficiaries of the donations are athletes and administrators as “both have been affected economically by the pandemic”.
Basketball Association of Malawi president Masawani Jere said the donation will motivate athletes as they return to the fields.
“The health of an athlete is very important. So, the foodstuffs and other donated items will help us motivate the athletes,” he said.