The Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) has announced that this yearâ€™s Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) finals will take place at Chenda Hotel in Mzuzu on Saturday and Sunday.
In an interview on Tuesday, DAM general secretary Joe Zangazanga said all is set for the finals.
“The finals are really in the North this weekend. All teams have confirmed that they are ready for the finals. As Dam, we are happy with how the tournament is running and we expect to watch top-class performance in the finals,” said Zangazanga.
Eight teams in menâ€™s category and six in ladiesâ€™ category from the host Mzuzu and District Darts League (MDDL), Lilongwe and District Darts League (LDDL) and Blantyre and District Darts League (BDDL) will battle it out in the finals.
MDDL and LDDL have contributed two teams each to both categories and BDDL has contributed four teams in menâ€™s category and two in ladies category.
MDDL will be represented by Mzimba and Kaningâ€™ina in menâ€™s category and Mzuzu Select 1 and 2 in ladies; LDDL has Capital Glass and Joeâ€™s Motel in the menâ€™s group while Chiwoko and Mafco Ladies are in the ladies category. BDDL has Blantyre Sports Club A, defending champions Elvis Freight CCL, White Eagles and Staff Development Institute (SDI) in the menâ€™s group. Their ladiesâ€™ teams are Libra and White Eagles.
A cool K75 000 (about $350) awaits champions in the menâ€™s category, runners-up will receive K50 000 (about $200) and K30 000 (about $120) is for third-place. In ladiesâ€™ category, winners will pocket K40 000 (about $160) whereas losers will get K25 000 (about $100). Third-placed team will receive K15 000 (about $60).
Players to watch on the day in menâ€™s category are John Kamboga of Joeâ€™s Motel and Soka Banda of Elvis Freight CCL.