Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) has no prize money for 2016 season top three teams in men’s and women’s categories.
Kamuzu Barracks were champions in Category A, LL Spikers as runners-up and Blue Eagles as third-placed.
LL Smashers won category B, Red Busters were runners-up while Prison Troopers finished third.
In the ladies league, Blue Eagles were champions, Snippers were second while KB CDSS was third.
With prize presentation ceremony set to take place on March 10, the league has not secured any sponsorship.
According to the league general secretary, Trust Mtegha, they are looking for K1.6 million to cater for prizes.
“When we started the league, we had hope that we will secure sponsorship, but to no avail. This has put us in a fix as we are approaching prize presentation ceremony next month on 10 March. We are still appealing to well-wishers to come and bail us out,” he said.
Blue Eagles Ladies captain Lilian Msonthi said the development is affecting the growth of the sport in the region.
“The development is affecting our team members in terms of activeness. The standard of the game is depreciating. But regardless of lack of sponsorship I would like to ask the players to help protect the game so that it should not die,” she said.