Moth Club on Sunday ended Blantyre Sports Club’s (BSC) four-year dominance in Abdul Gaffar Memorial Darts Tournament.
The Southern Region outfit were crowned 2017 champions after outsmarting 10 other teams during the finals at Pa Bakery in Zomba.
They did it in style by beating bitter rivals BSC on their way to the championship.
The tournament, played on round robin format, grouped the teams into two with the top three qualifying for the final play-offs.
After the play-offs, defending champions BSC settled for third position while Poly CEC were runners-up.
Moth Club captain Austin Chingagwe was named Player of the Tournament.
“It feels good that after four years we have overthrown BSC. We owe the success to team work,” he said.
BSC player Charles Katola said they lost it after drawing against Poly and C2K.
“I think most teams have improved, unlike in the past when we used to dominate,” he said.
Speaking during the prize presentation ceremony, Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) president Joe Zangazanga thanked the sponsors, the Gaffar family, for the tournament.
“Abdul Gaffar is the oldest tournament in darts and we don’t take it for granted,” he said.
Gaffar family representative, Duncan Karim, said they feel honoured to remember Abdul Gaffar, father to sponsor Rashid Gaffar, through the tournament.
“Through this tournament, his memory lives on,” he said. n