Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) on Saturday emerged overall winners in Bankers’ Sports Day Festival at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre, ending First Capital Bank’s (FCB) two-year reign.
RBM dominated in various sports disciplines during the event, which is a brainchild of Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM), a trade association comprising commercial banks and discount houses.
The Central Bankers did this in style winning the netball, sack race and women’s golf categories.
They were also runners-up in 100-metre race and finished third in volleyball and football.
RBM head of sports committee Dave Ndege said RBM was reaping from the fruits of a vibrant sports policy at the central bank.
“For the past two years, it has been FCB winning. But prior to that it was RBM. We swept almost all trophies in all categories. We are happy that this trophy is going back to RBM,” she said.
BAM chief executive officer Violette Santhe described the 2019 edition of the event, which helps members to be healthy and netwok, as successful.
“Over the years, the event has been getting better and better. What is unique about this year’s event is that we have a new overall winner—Reserve Bank of Malawi,” she said.
National Bank of Malawi plc won in darts, Ecobank triumphed in men’s golf and basketball while their player Emmanuel Banda was footballer of the tournament.
FCB triumphed in volleyball while FDH Bank won in football. Brian Banda from Ecobank was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in basketball while Dan Mwakasoko scooped the same award in volleyball.Temwa Chiwaka from NBS Bank won the netball MPV award