Mpamba Primary School Football team on Saturday retained the K500 000 (US$1229) World Vision Malawi (WVM) title after beating Lichenga 4-0 at Mwambazi ground in Nkhata Bay.
Kerrie Phiri, YotamuPhiri, Henry Gama and VitumbikoChirwa were on target to reclaim the WVM honours.
Lichenga looked rigid as they lost ball possession unnecessarily and were poor in defence.
“I am extremely happy to win the title back-to-back. It was not easy, but we made it through teamwork,” a Mpamba captain told The Nation after the match.
Mandezu were third while Chikwina came fourth.
In netball finals, Chingulube beat Kangoyi 10-6.
In girls’ volleyball, Thanula Primary School beat Chingulube 2 -0 while Chikwina defeated Mpamba by a similar margin to win in boys’ category.
Winners in football and netball received K50 000. Runners-up received K35 000 while third and fourth-placed teams got K25 000 and K15 000 respectively.
Guest of honour, Senior Chief Nyaluwanga thanked WVM for the gesture, saying sports has helped to keep the youth in his area away from dangerous behaviours.
Primary education adviser (PEA) for the area, Mansfield Chimaliro, said sports enhanced school enrolment in the area.
WVM cluster manager for Chikwina-Mpamba Area Development Programme, Immaculate Bottomani, said sports providea an extra-curricular subject for the youth to widen future opportunities.