Real Soccer FC and Changalume Queens on Tuesday clinched World Vision Malawi (WVM) Chingale Zone football and netball trophies respectively.
The finals were played at Namitembo Parish ground in Traditional Authority Mlumbe, Zomba.
In football, Real defeated Lisanjala Parish 4-3 on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time whereas Queens humbled Good Will Sisters 26-18 in netball.
For being champions, Real received K60 000 (about $200), a trophy, a set of uniform and a football whereas Lisanjala received K40 000 (about $133), a set of uniform and a football as runners up.
Queens received K60 000 (about $200), a trophy, a set of uniform and a netball whereas Sisters got K40 000, a set of uniform and a netball.
Speaking before prize presentation, WVM Chingale Zone project leader Joseph Katholowekamo pledged continued sponsorship of the competition.
â€œOur aim is to use sports as a tool to spread awareness on HIV and Aids. Most important of all is behaviour change among communities in order to deal with the scourge. Let me promise that we will be back next year with this tournament,â€ he said.
Zomba District Football Committee (ZDFC) chairperson Rajab Namalaka hailed WVM for the initiative.
â€œYouths in the rural areas have potential as we have witnessed today. It is through such competitions that we can expose them to become future national team players,â€ said Namaraka.