A night of glitz and glamour awaits as Malawi's sports finest converge at the Bingu Conference Center in the Lilongwe to award stand out stars of 2020-2022 in 18 categories.
The focus, organisers Malawi Sports Council say, is on awarding athletes who shone the brightest on the international stage for the country.
No wonder on the list for honours are athlete and footballer Asimenye Simwaka boxing champion Ellen Simwaka and footballer Frank Gabadinho Mhango.
For the first time ever, the awards will recognise sports veterans.
Sports Council spokesperson Edgar Ntulumbwa said: "After going through a rigorous process of scrutinising different nominees for the 2022 Malawi National Sport Awards, the Council has come up with the finalist for the 2022 sport awards.
"It should be noted that all process and procedures in coming up with the finalist were followed and different stakeholders and committees at different levels were consulted before the final list.
"All the finalist therefore are invited to attend the event where winners will be announced on the day."
Below is the list of nominees:
Junior Female sportsperson
Junior male sportsperson
Sean Joseph-Boxing and Kickboxing
Sports administrator of the year
Susan Namangale- Chess Association of Malawi
James Chiutsi- Malawi Paralympics
Non-Citizen sports personality of the year
George Maguire- Ascent Football Academy
Vivek Ganesan- Malawi Cricket Union
Dr. Thulani Maphosa- Technical Director-Wolves Volleyball team; national volleyball team coach
National team of the year
The Malawi men’s Beach soccer team
The Malawi men’s senior team
The Malawi women’s national football team
Sport woman of the year
Asimenye Simwaka-Athletics and Football
Sports man of the year
Best executed sports development programme
Chess Schools Programme
Para Sport Against Stigma (I’m possible programme)
Ascent Academy grassroot football development program
Sport district of the year
Umpire/ referee/ Judge of the year
Benadetta Kwimbira Mzika
Coach of the year
Pachisi Nyasulu-athletics coach for Asimenye
Enos Chatama-Nyasa Bullets Reserves
Meke Mwase-Malawi Flames
Media house of the year
Nation Publication Limited
Sports Association of the year
Chess Association of Malawi
Malawi paralympic committee
Female veteran of the year
Male veteran of the year
The final category of sports person of year (overall winner) will be known at the awards