Mzuzu International Volleyball Tournament returns this year – Malawi 24
The second edition of the Mzuzu International Volleyball Tournament will be held in August this year, organizers have announced.
Briefing reporters in Mzuzu on Thursday, the event organizers confirmed the return of the tournament which first took place last year (2021) when Mbeya Best Six of Tanzania became the inaugural champion.
Franked by Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Vice President Aaron Manda and another official from one of the sponsors of this year’s event, the Grand Palace Hotel, the organizing chairman of the event, Killy Msukwa said the tournament would be held again. in Mzuzu City considering a number of factors that contributed to the success of the inaugural event.
“In addition to increasing the prize money for champions from 500,000K last year to 2.5 million K (2,400 USD), this time let it be known that this year’s event will be held also in Mzuzu town,” Msukwa said.
Msukwa further stated that country participation for international teams will be limited to three on a first-come basis despite the fact that some Zone-V teams from Kenya and Uganda have expressed interest in participating in the tournament. this year’s event.
For his part, NRVL Vice President Aaron Manda expressed his satisfaction with the choice of Mzuzu City to host the international event, saying it is a sign of appreciation for the unity between the NRVL members who were assigned to service at last year’s event.
“There is no sweeter song than someone else telling us that we performed our duties diligently and professionally to the satisfaction of other partners who also took part in the management of the inaugural event,” Manda said.
Captain of the Katoto Ladies Volleyball team, Elizabeth Shaba could not hide her excitement at the news that the champions will receive a K2.5 million prize money, saying the money is motivation enough for all members of his team are working very hard during the preparations.