Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary (GS) Carol Bapu has become the first member of the current executive committee to declare her interest to seek re-election.
The NAM GS yesterday said she has made the decision after being approached by a number of district chairpersons.
“And after wide consultations, I have decided to go for it again,” she said.
Asked what plans she has to take netball to another level if she gets re-elected, Bapu said: “I shouldn’t talk much at this stage. I will unveil my manifesto soon.”
She also said the other motivation for her decision is what they have achieved during her tenure.
“We landed a record K360 million sponsorship from Airtel Malawi [which expired recently]. We also successfully negotiated for the Rach Family Trust sponsorship. Over and above that, the Queens’ first-ever third-place finish at a global tournament [at the 2016 Fast 5 World Netball Series], was an achievement worth talking about,” said Bapu.
Bapu floored Hellene Mpinganjra-Tasosa during the previous polls.
Mpinganjira-Tasosa is yet to state her position on whether she will be seeking a return.
Incumbent president Rosy Chinunda has since ruled out the possibility of seeking a third term, saying she has done her part.