NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY

Kafumu Nkhoma- Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Chairperson

 

Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) says has planned to have its Elective General Meeting in February, 2020 after Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) Elective General Assembly without stating the specific date. This is according to the League’s chairperson Kafumu Nkhoma.

This comes after four years term expiration of the incumbent committee that was elected on 6th March, 2016 at St. Andrews C.C.A. P in Mzuzu.

“We have planned to have our Elective Annual General Meeting early February, 2020 after VAM’s Elective General Assembly”, Kafumu said.

"I expect people to come up and compete for the positions so that together we continue developing our loved game. Also the teams to send delegates as this is the only opportunity we have every four years" – the NRVL Chairperson added.

Surprisingly, VAM is yet to set the date for its Elective General Meeting. Normally the Association was supposed to have this general meeting in around November or December, 2019 which is four years period after the 14th November, 2015 elections at Mzuzu Hotel as per its Constitution. The Association’s general secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has attributed the delay to the hosting of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Zone VI senior clubs’ championship. The championship was held from 14th to 20th December, 2019 at Africa Bible College in capital city Lilongwe.

"Hosting of Zone VI championship affected us. It made us to hold on the expected Elective Annual General Meeting (EAGM). We had to concentrate on the event first as it was the same period that we were hosting the games. When set, I will communicate" – Nkhoma shared.

Responding to a question as to what will happen if VAM does not hold its Assembly by end of January considering the short time period especially that the VAM constitution 2011, stipulate that an AGM notice shall be communicated to members in not less that fourteen (14) days period prior to the set date, Nkhoma (Kafumu) said they have to sit down again and map way forward.

“We will sit down as executive committee and see the way forward”, Nkhoma (Kafumu) responded.
On the other hand, the NRVL Constitution cannot be accessed. The executive committee through general secretary and chairperson claims the constitution is there though. A year and months have gone now since we asked for the document but to no avail regardless of constant follow ups.

NRVL incumbent executive committee is as follows: Chairperson; Kafumu Nkhoma, Vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale, General Secretary; Daniel Mwakasoka and his Vice Ollen Mwagomba, while Nick Liwewe is the Treasurer, Cathie Nyamwera as Publicity Secretary and her vice Temwanani Chinula, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Welton Quinin Munthali, Ruth Madala Kasambala, Lameck Zgambo, Innocent Mkweu and late Jack Boyson.

However, it is reported that Innocent Mkweu ‘resigned’ from the Committee in 2017 in protest against his five months disciplinary suspension as Mzuzu University (MZUNI) player by NRVL Executive Committee which he considered unfair to him. He was suspended from volleyball together with other two members including referee Edward Mwale and Prince Tendai (MZUNI player) after a fracas during a League match between MZUNI and Rumphi amagents game in Mpherembe. Mzuni was protesting to referee’s decision in fourth set after they were leading 2-0 and later walked out of the court. The referee (Edward Mwale) declared Rumphi Amagents as the winner of the game.

 

First appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY

Kafumu Nkhoma- Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Chairperson

 

Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) says has planned to have its Elective General Meeting in February, 2020 after Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) Elective General Assembly without stating the specific date. This is according to the League’s chairperson Kafumu Nkhoma.

This comes after four years term expiration of the incumbent committee that was elected on 6th March, 2016 at St. Andrews C.C.A. P in Mzuzu.

“We have planned to have our Elective Annual General Meeting early February, 2020 after VAM’s Elective General Assembly”, Kafumu said.

"I expect people to come up and compete for the positions so that together we continue developing our loved game. Also the teams to send delegates as this is the only opportunity we have every four years" – the NRVL Chairperson added.

Surprisingly, VAM is yet to set the date for its Elective General Meeting. Normally the Association was supposed to have this general meeting in around November or December, 2019 which is four years period after the 14th November, 2015 elections at Mzuzu Hotel as per its Constitution. The Association’s general secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has attributed the delay to the hosting of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Zone VI senior clubs’ championship. The championship was held from 14th to 20th December, 2019 at Africa Bible College in capital city Lilongwe.

"Hosting of Zone VI championship affected us. It made us to hold on the expected Elective Annual General Meeting (EAGM). We had to concentrate on the event first as it was the same period that we were hosting the games. When set, I will communicate" – Nkhoma shared.

Responding to a question as to what will happen if VAM does not hold its Assembly by end of January considering the short time period especially that the VAM constitution 2011, stipulate that an AGM notice shall be communicated to members in not less that fourteen (14) days period prior to the set date, Nkhoma (Kafumu) said they have to sit down again and map way forward.

“We will sit down as executive committee and see the way forward”, Nkhoma (Kafumu) responded.
On the other hand, the NRVL Constitution cannot be accessed. The executive committee through general secretary and chairperson claims the constitution is there though. A year and months have gone now since we asked for the document but to no avail regardless of constant follow ups.

NRVL incumbent executive committee is as follows: Chairperson; Kafumu Nkhoma, Vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale, General Secretary; Daniel Mwakasoka and his Vice Ollen Mwagomba, while Nick Liwewe is the Treasurer, Cathie Nyamwera as Publicity Secretary and her vice Temwanani Chinula, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Welton Quinin Munthali, Ruth Madala Kasambala, Lameck Zgambo, Innocent Mkweu and late Jack Boyson.

However, it is reported that Innocent Mkweu ‘resigned’ from the Committee in 2017 in protest against his five months disciplinary suspension as Mzuzu University (MZUNI) player by NRVL Executive Committee which he considered unfair to him. He was suspended from volleyball together with other two members including referee Edward Mwale and Prince Tendai (MZUNI player) after a fracas during a League match between MZUNI and Rumphi amagents game in Mpherembe. Mzuni was protesting to referee’s decision in fourth set after they were leading 2-0 and later walked out of the court. The referee (Edward Mwale) declared Rumphi Amagents as the winner of the game.

 

First appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY

Kafumu Nkhoma- Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Chairperson

 

Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) says has planned to have its Elective General Meeting in February, 2020 after Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) Elective General Assembly without stating the specific date. This is according to the League’s chairperson Kafumu Nkhoma.

This comes after four years term expiration of the incumbent committee that was elected on 6th March, 2016 at St. Andrews C.C.A. P in Mzuzu.

“We have planned to have our Elective Annual General Meeting early February, 2020 after VAM’s Elective General Assembly”, Kafumu said.

"I expect people to come up and compete for the positions so that together we continue developing our loved game. Also the teams to send delegates as this is the only opportunity we have every four years" – the NRVL Chairperson added.

Surprisingly, VAM is yet to set the date for its Elective General Meeting. Normally the Association was supposed to have this general meeting in around November or December, 2019 which is four years period after the 14th November, 2015 elections at Mzuzu Hotel as per its Constitution. The Association’s general secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has attributed the delay to the hosting of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Zone VI senior clubs’ championship. The championship was held from 14th to 20th December, 2019 at Africa Bible College in capital city Lilongwe.

"Hosting of Zone VI championship affected us. It made us to hold on the expected Elective Annual General Meeting (EAGM). We had to concentrate on the event first as it was the same period that we were hosting the games. When set, I will communicate" – Nkhoma shared.

Responding to a question as to what will happen if VAM does not hold its Assembly by end of January considering the short time period especially that the VAM constitution 2011, stipulate that an AGM notice shall be communicated to members in not less that fourteen (14) days period prior to the set date, Nkhoma (Kafumu) said they have to sit down again and map way forward.

“We will sit down as executive committee and see the way forward”, Nkhoma (Kafumu) responded.
On the other hand, the NRVL Constitution cannot be accessed. The executive committee through general secretary and chairperson claims the constitution is there though. A year and months have gone now since we asked for the document but to no avail regardless of constant follow ups.

NRVL incumbent executive committee is as follows: Chairperson; Kafumu Nkhoma, Vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale, General Secretary; Daniel Mwakasoka and his Vice Ollen Mwagomba, while Nick Liwewe is the Treasurer, Cathie Nyamwera as Publicity Secretary and her vice Temwanani Chinula, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Welton Quinin Munthali, Ruth Madala Kasambala, Lameck Zgambo, Innocent Mkweu and late Jack Boyson.

However, it is reported that Innocent Mkweu ‘resigned’ from the Committee in 2017 in protest against his five months disciplinary suspension as Mzuzu University (MZUNI) player by NRVL Executive Committee which he considered unfair to him. He was suspended from volleyball together with other two members including referee Edward Mwale and Prince Tendai (MZUNI player) after a fracas during a League match between MZUNI and Rumphi amagents game in Mpherembe. Mzuni was protesting to referee’s decision in fourth set after they were leading 2-0 and later walked out of the court. The referee (Edward Mwale) declared Rumphi Amagents as the winner of the game.

 

First appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY

Kafumu Nkhoma- Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Chairperson

 

Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) says has planned to have its Elective General Meeting in February, 2020 after Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) Elective General Assembly without stating the specific date. This is according to the League’s chairperson Kafumu Nkhoma.

This comes after four years term expiration of the incumbent committee that was elected on 6th March, 2016 at St. Andrews C.C.A. P in Mzuzu.

“We have planned to have our Elective Annual General Meeting early February, 2020 after VAM’s Elective General Assembly”, Kafumu said.

"I expect people to come up and compete for the positions so that together we continue developing our loved game. Also the teams to send delegates as this is the only opportunity we have every four years" – the NRVL Chairperson added.

Surprisingly, VAM is yet to set the date for its Elective General Meeting. Normally the Association was supposed to have this general meeting in around November or December, 2019 which is four years period after the 14th November, 2015 elections at Mzuzu Hotel as per its Constitution. The Association’s general secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has attributed the delay to the hosting of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Zone VI senior clubs’ championship. The championship was held from 14th to 20th December, 2019 at Africa Bible College in capital city Lilongwe.

"Hosting of Zone VI championship affected us. It made us to hold on the expected Elective Annual General Meeting (EAGM). We had to concentrate on the event first as it was the same period that we were hosting the games. When set, I will communicate" – Nkhoma shared.

Responding to a question as to what will happen if VAM does not hold its Assembly by end of January considering the short time period especially that the VAM constitution 2011, stipulate that an AGM notice shall be communicated to members in not less that fourteen (14) days period prior to the set date, Nkhoma (Kafumu) said they have to sit down again and map way forward.

“We will sit down as executive committee and see the way forward”, Nkhoma (Kafumu) responded.
On the other hand, the NRVL Constitution cannot be accessed. The executive committee through general secretary and chairperson claims the constitution is there though. A year and months have gone now since we asked for the document but to no avail regardless of constant follow ups.

NRVL incumbent executive committee is as follows: Chairperson; Kafumu Nkhoma, Vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale, General Secretary; Daniel Mwakasoka and his Vice Ollen Mwagomba, while Nick Liwewe is the Treasurer, Cathie Nyamwera as Publicity Secretary and her vice Temwanani Chinula, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Welton Quinin Munthali, Ruth Madala Kasambala, Lameck Zgambo, Innocent Mkweu and late Jack Boyson.

However, it is reported that Innocent Mkweu ‘resigned’ from the Committee in 2017 in protest against his five months disciplinary suspension as Mzuzu University (MZUNI) player by NRVL Executive Committee which he considered unfair to him. He was suspended from volleyball together with other two members including referee Edward Mwale and Prince Tendai (MZUNI player) after a fracas during a League match between MZUNI and Rumphi amagents game in Mpherembe. Mzuni was protesting to referee’s decision in fourth set after they were leading 2-0 and later walked out of the court. The referee (Edward Mwale) declared Rumphi Amagents as the winner of the game.

 

First appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY

Kafumu Nkhoma- Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Chairperson

 

Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) says has planned to have its Elective General Meeting in February, 2020 after Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) Elective General Assembly without stating the specific date. This is according to the League’s chairperson Kafumu Nkhoma.

This comes after four years term expiration of the incumbent committee that was elected on 6th March, 2016 at St. Andrews C.C.A. P in Mzuzu.

“We have planned to have our Elective Annual General Meeting early February, 2020 after VAM’s Elective General Assembly”, Kafumu said.

"I expect people to come up and compete for the positions so that together we continue developing our loved game. Also the teams to send delegates as this is the only opportunity we have every four years" – the NRVL Chairperson added.

Surprisingly, VAM is yet to set the date for its Elective General Meeting. Normally the Association was supposed to have this general meeting in around November or December, 2019 which is four years period after the 14th November, 2015 elections at Mzuzu Hotel as per its Constitution. The Association’s general secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has attributed the delay to the hosting of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Zone VI senior clubs’ championship. The championship was held from 14th to 20th December, 2019 at Africa Bible College in capital city Lilongwe.

"Hosting of Zone VI championship affected us. It made us to hold on the expected Elective Annual General Meeting (EAGM). We had to concentrate on the event first as it was the same period that we were hosting the games. When set, I will communicate" – Nkhoma shared.

Responding to a question as to what will happen if VAM does not hold its Assembly by end of January considering the short time period especially that the VAM constitution 2011, stipulate that an AGM notice shall be communicated to members in not less that fourteen (14) days period prior to the set date, Nkhoma (Kafumu) said they have to sit down again and map way forward.

“We will sit down as executive committee and see the way forward”, Nkhoma (Kafumu) responded.
On the other hand, the NRVL Constitution cannot be accessed. The executive committee through general secretary and chairperson claims the constitution is there though. A year and months have gone now since we asked for the document but to no avail regardless of constant follow ups.

NRVL incumbent executive committee is as follows: Chairperson; Kafumu Nkhoma, Vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale, General Secretary; Daniel Mwakasoka and his Vice Ollen Mwagomba, while Nick Liwewe is the Treasurer, Cathie Nyamwera as Publicity Secretary and her vice Temwanani Chinula, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Welton Quinin Munthali, Ruth Madala Kasambala, Lameck Zgambo, Innocent Mkweu and late Jack Boyson.

However, it is reported that Innocent Mkweu ‘resigned’ from the Committee in 2017 in protest against his five months disciplinary suspension as Mzuzu University (MZUNI) player by NRVL Executive Committee which he considered unfair to him. He was suspended from volleyball together with other two members including referee Edward Mwale and Prince Tendai (MZUNI player) after a fracas during a League match between MZUNI and Rumphi amagents game in Mpherembe. Mzuni was protesting to referee’s decision in fourth set after they were leading 2-0 and later walked out of the court. The referee (Edward Mwale) declared Rumphi Amagents as the winner of the game.

 

First appeared on https://web.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY

Kafumu Nkhoma- Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) Chairperson

 

Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) says has planned to have its Elective General Meeting in February, 2020 after Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) Elective General Assembly without stating the specific date. This is according to the League’s chairperson Kafumu Nkhoma.

This comes after four years term expiration of the incumbent committee that was elected on 6th March, 2016 at St. Andrews C.C.A. P in Mzuzu.

“We have planned to have our Elective Annual General Meeting early February, 2020 after VAM’s Elective General Assembly”, Kafumu said.

"I expect people to come up and compete for the positions so that together we continue developing our loved game. Also the teams to send delegates as this is the only opportunity we have every four years" – the NRVL Chairperson added.

Surprisingly, VAM is yet to set the date for its Elective General Meeting. Normally the Association was supposed to have this general meeting in around November or December, 2019 which is four years period after the 14th November, 2015 elections at Mzuzu Hotel as per its Constitution. The Association’s general secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has attributed the delay to the hosting of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Zone VI senior clubs’ championship. The championship was held from 14th to 20th December, 2019 at Africa Bible College in capital city Lilongwe.

"Hosting of Zone VI championship affected us. It made us to hold on the expected Elective Annual General Meeting (EAGM). We had to concentrate on the event first as it was the same period that we were hosting the games. When set, I will communicate" – Nkhoma shared.

Responding to a question as to what will happen if VAM does not hold its Assembly by end of January considering the short time period especially that the VAM constitution 2011, stipulate that an AGM notice shall be communicated to members in not less that fourteen (14) days period prior to the set date, Nkhoma (Kafumu) said they have to sit down again and map way forward.

“We will sit down as executive committee and see the way forward”, Nkhoma (Kafumu) responded.
On the other hand, the NRVL Constitution cannot be accessed. The executive committee through general secretary and chairperson claims the constitution is there though. A year and months have gone now since we asked for the document but to no avail regardless of constant follow ups.

NRVL incumbent executive committee is as follows: Chairperson; Kafumu Nkhoma, Vice Chairperson Ronald Mwale, General Secretary; Daniel Mwakasoka and his Vice Ollen Mwagomba, while Nick Liwewe is the Treasurer, Cathie Nyamwera as Publicity Secretary and her vice Temwanani Chinula, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Welton Quinin Munthali, Ruth Madala Kasambala, Lameck Zgambo, Innocent Mkweu and late Jack Boyson.

However, it is reported that Innocent Mkweu ‘resigned’ from the Committee in 2017 in protest against his five months disciplinary suspension as Mzuzu University (MZUNI) player by NRVL Executive Committee which he considered unfair to him. He was suspended from volleyball together with other two members including referee Edward Mwale and Prince Tendai (MZUNI player) after a fracas during a League match between MZUNI and Rumphi amagents game in Mpherembe. Mzuni was protesting to referee’s decision in fourth set after they were leading 2-0 and later walked out of the court. The referee (Edward Mwale) declared Rumphi Amagents as the winner of the game.

 

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Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

This and that on Jappie Mhango's MK7.5 million leagues

MALAWI VOLLEYBALL

 

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) through the letter titled Hon. Jappie Mhango League Sponsorship dated 22nd March, 2019 addressed to all the three regional chairpersons and signed by General Secretary Jairos Nkhoma, announced the MK7.5 million sponsorship.

“Each Regional League will be sponsored with MK2,500,000.00 for both women and men teams in this order: MK1,000,000.00 for women and MK1,500,000.00 for men. This sponsorship will succour the teams to prepare intimately for the Zone VI club Championship which we are to host this year in December. We urge you to play the games in League form and you can also forward us the schedule for the League games”, reads part of the letter. 


Since in March, 2019, there has been a lot of speculations with regards to the sponsorship especially that there was no any information from the Leagues. Volleyball teams and fans have been looking forward to it since the VAM letter was leaked to the public.

We therefore made a follow up to find out as to what led to the situation of having only Northern Region Volleyball League (NRVL) having played the games and received the sponsorship money. In November and early December as we were approaching the zone VI championship’s dates, we engaged the VAM General Secretary and all the three regional chairpersons.


“As much as our Leagues are seriously working hard to develop the sport and looking for sponsors, we feel on this one, they have not done well by utilizing the sponsorship at the right time and according to the sponsorship objectives. Each sponsorship has its own objective and we must always go by those goals for our benefit and the sponsor’s too. It is just a concern that the sponsorship did not go as per the plan due to the regions (except NRVL) not forwarding the programs for the sponsorship according to the sponsorship objectives,” Nkhoma said. 


On his part, Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) chairperson Robert White said they had planned to use the sponsorship for a tournament as opposed to a League basis as they had secured another sponsor for the League games and to be played before Zone Vi games as per its objective. 


“On 21st November, 2019, White told us that they had requested for the funds at first but did not get a response. We made a follow up and we were told that we should produce a program as a basis for the release of the funds but will be done in tranches. Our last meeting last weekend did that and it will be submitted soon after the minutes are ready. We agreed on dates, but as indicated we want to hold tournament. We want the tournament before Zone VI games because the funds are for the Championship preparation’.

However, on 22nd December, 2019 in response to a question on a whatsapp group he (White) created named Greater Heights Platform about the anticipated CRVL Category B men tournament as per the 2019 Leagues calendar of event which was scheduled for this December, revealed that part of Hon. Jappie Mhango’s sponsorship was expected to finance the tournament. 


“Category B tournament…this was planned with the promised MK2.5 million from VAM president. We have not concluded on this and its unlikely to take place this year”, he wrote. 


On Christmas day, the CRVL Chaiperson also informed us that they are yet to receive the funds. 


“We requested for the funds but we are not yet received them. We are yet to get a response from VAM General Secretary”, White reported. 


CRVL on 23rd November this year signed a sponsorship deal worth MK6,500,000.00 (Six Million and Five Hundred Thousand Kwacha) with 23rd Century Systems Limited for 2019 Season. However, it is reported that they will sponsor with the same amount each year until 2021.


In response to White, VAM General Secretary had this to say, “the CRVL had plans to use the sponsorship on weekend tournament since they were in the transition of signing up with the new sponsor. However, it was first week of December, 2019 that they (CRVL) wrote us with their program wanting to play the games in that weekend (a week before Zone VI Games) but the sponsor was out of the country and arrived on Saturday, 7th December, 2019.”


On the other hand, the Southern Region Volleyball League (SRVL) Chairperson, Kelvin Zulu, said they are planning to have the games between January and February, 2019.


“We are intending to start the games between January and February, 2020. We had some Committee transitional challenges. As a new Committee we had faced with challenges that affected us to operate as expected and to do the games before Zone Vi Championship was not spared. We have had no handovers from the previous Committee and for us to hit the ground has been had.  We wrote VAM on both issues and we still waiting from them for feedback. ' - Kelvinn Zulu, SRVL Chairperson.


The time VAM wrote the letter, SRVL had the former Committee led by Pacharo Ngwira. They had Elections for the new Committee on Sunday 14th July, 2019.


Commenting on Zulu’s statement, VAM General Secretary, Nkhoma said it was a mix of communication breakdown. 


”As for SRVL,it was a mix of communication breakdown. The transition of Regional elections and because of limited time they wrote us. The letter from SRVL indicated that they will be ready to start the games for Hon. Jappie Mhango League from February, 2020.”


“Therefore, for now (as 2019 Zone VI games are gone), its up to the sponsor to give the way forward especially for CRVL and SRVL sponsorship. Being in festival holidays, we can only follow up after 6th January, 2020,” Nkhoma added.


Going up north, the League was played and as per the sponsors wish and as communicated by VAM.  NRVL Chairperson, Kafumu Nkhoma said they are grateful for the sponsorship.


“We thank Hon. Jappie Mhango for the sponsoring us and we look forward for continued sponsorship. The games helped our teams to prepare for Zone Vi Championship”, Nkhoma appreciated.


“Part of the funds we bought eighteen Mikasa V330W balls and given to each team that registered on top of trophies and money. The League finished on Saturday, 30th November, 2019 after playing in the Districts in our two pools.” Nkhoma (Kafumu) narrated.  


It is reported that NRVL received the money in two phases with initial MK700,000.00 and the remainder MK1,800,000.00 a week before the final games.   


 

 

New committee promises to breathe life into South Volleyball

Kelvin Zulu

Clubs and affiliates of the Southern Region Volleyball League have finally elected an executive to run its affairs.

During the elections on Sunday, chairperson of Thunders Volleyball club Kelvin Zulu who was among those agitating for change at the helm of SRVL was overwhelmingly elected chairperson with 24 votes. SRVL's longtime general secretary who had been hoping to ascend to the top position got six votes as did Owen Lita.

Kamuzu Stadium manager and volleyball coach Ambilike Mwaungulu was elected vice chairperson unopposed while Charles Msusa, Thunders team manager is the new GS having gotten 20 votes against Wezzie Mwafulirwa's, 16 his deputy is Henry Mangani.

Delegates
The delegates who voted for and are expecting change

Blessing Mtuwa Nkhata is the new treasurer. She saw off the challenge of Dokiso Mukhalipe with 22 votes against his 14 while Mack Chirambo, Twambilire Chalemba, Faith Mwafulirwa Scknar Gwaza and Ijoumar Mwaluka are the committee members.

In his acceptance speech, Zulu urged all teams and volleyball stakeholders to work as a team to resuscitate what he called the lost glory of volleyball in Malawi's Southern region.

In an interview just after the elections, Msusa said: "Our committee is aiming at reviving the sport in the region. We wish to develop the governance structure for the League. We need to revive participation of the teams from all districts. We will also focus on developmental volleyball thus all ages in the strata."

Volleyball Association of Malawi GS Jairos Nkhoma has since told the committee that their honeymoon was over before it had even started and that it was time to run with their vision.

VAM rolls out sub-committees in preparations for Zone VI Volleyball championship

James Kaunda- VAM Vice President

 

Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone VI senior clubs championship is expected to be hosted in Lilongwe, Malawi from 14th to 22nd December, 2019 at African Bible College (ABC) Gymnasiums.

The games will be taking place concurrently at the Malcolm gymnasium (the old one as Hall A) and new ABC Gymnasium (As Hall B) behind Gate Way mall. Twenty teams for both gender are expected from the ten countries that make up Zone VI.

As part of preparations for the hosting of the games, Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) had its meeting on 12th November, 2019 at Malawi Olympic Committee offices in Lilongwe.

The meeting was attended by the following James Kaunda, Jairos Nkhoma, Kafumu Nkhoma, Tarsizio Chikaonda, Ambilike Mwangulu, Madson Mussa, Elton Ng'ombe, James Mangani, Jimmy Mtonga and Peter Pemba.

It is being reported so far that the venues have been inspected and all what is required to the standard, is being worked on.

The prizes as of now are just Trophies, medals (18 Gold; Silver snd Bronze) and miniatures for individuals awards and no cash prizes. 

Minister of Youth Development and Sports is expected to open and close the championship.

During the meeting, five subcommittees were confirmed to steer the hosting of the championship with immediate effect. These are technical; marketing and publicity; logistics and protocal; security and medical sub-committees.

The technical subcommittee is being headed by James Mangani as Technical Director. The other members are Blessings Mtuwa-Nkhata, Shupikai Nyirenda, Jairos Nkhoma, Musatero Nkhonzi, Khuma Kauwa, Temwanani Chinula, Elton Ng'ombe and Aaron Manda.

This is also expected to have sixteen local national referees (five from NRVL and SRVL respectively and six from CRVL) mainly to work as scorers and line judges, as first and second referees are expected to be international referees to be provided by Zone VI Executive Committee; twelve moppers from CRVL also to act as ball retrievers and at least five statisticians. So far Peter Pemba, George Dickie, Tracy Phiri and Trust Mtegha have already been identified.

On the other hand VAM Publicity Secretary, Ronald Mpaso and Peter Pemba will lead the Publicity and Marketing subcommittee. Members include George Dick Mbewe, Jane Mtawali, Lucy Kadzongwe and Chisomo Ngulube.

It is also worth noting that Peter Pemba was tasked to come up with various new VAM logo designs, among which, one was chosen and forwarded to National Sports Council for approval before it is launched. He was also responsible to design Zone VI Championship logo.

The third subcommittee is being lead by Robert White. The following are members; Kafumu Nkhoma, Tarsizio Chikaonda, Taonga Kalolokesya, Florence Nthakomwa, Lilien Msonthi, Fanuel Zinziye and Gershom Butao.

Medson Musa and Jimmy Mtonga to lead the security subcommittee. They are mandated to incorporate others as need be. However, King Malange was already considered.

Lastly, the medical sub committee has Lutufyo Kayange, Kelvin Zulu, Martin Hausi and Wezzie Mwafulirwa.

VAM vice president James Kaunda is pleading with the subcommittee members to be dedicated and work professionally to organising a successful championship.

"The subcommittees members must understand that they are the engine of the tournament organisation and we just come in to assist where there is a need. Let them work and organise professionally. Lets do it for our nation Malawi. We must bring exceptional experience for this Championship and raise the flag of the warm heart of Africa higher", he pleaded.

He also added by encouraging Malawian teams to prepare well and win during the games.

"Malawian teams must not only aim at participating but give us a prize by winning medals. Learning must be combined with winning. We have been learning for long. Let them not relax as the teams that are coming are also well prepared and strong. I wish all participating teams well", he added.

So far Malawian clubs are yet to win game at Zone VI Championship.

 

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Sat, 07/09/2019 - 06:51

MALAWI VOLLEYBALL

"Dear colleagues and friends, the Zone 6 Exco in coordination with Malawi Volleyball Federation (VAM) agreed that the 2019 Zone 6 Club Championship will be held in Lilongwe, Malawi in following dates:

14 Dec - Arrival, preliminary and technical meeting
15 - 18 Dec - Pool matches
19 Dec - Rest day for teams and Zone AGM
20 Dec - Quarter finals
21 Dec - Semi finals
22 Dec - Finals
23 Dec - Departure"

From Khalid Cassam, Zone VI General Secretary as posted on Zone 6 Volleyball Family Whatsapp Group.

The Venue is expected to be African Bible College (ABC) in Area 47, Sector 1.

5 from volleyball attend MOC Sports Admin course

MALAWI VOLLEYBALL

 

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC), the organization founded and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1968 over the weekend organized a two day; 09th – 10th November, 2019, sports administration course held at MOC boardroom in Lilongwe and Civic Centre Offices in Blantyre Cities.

According to its website, MOC is the mother body responsible for Olympics and Commonwealth Games operations, publicity and development in Malawi, specifically providing and organizing funding, clothing, travel, accommodation and accreditation of athletes and officials to each Olympics and Commonwealth Games. It is the sole representative of the Olympic Movement in the country.

Volleyball and Beach Volleyball are among forty-two Olympic summer games. Volleyball and beach volleyball made their Olympic debut at the 1964 and 1996 respectively. Volleyball Association of Malawi through its Leagues, mainly Central (CRVL) and Southern (SRVL) Region had six names to attend the courses as follows: Elton Ng’ombe-Coach, Ananias Kapingiri Mfuni Ananias K. Mfuni -Team Manager, Brenda Mshanga- athlete, Handrix Mwamlowe Hendrix Mwamlowe - athlete from CRVL; Ambilike Mwaungulu  and Edjourmar ‘Tsibwe’ Mwaluka as administrators from SRVL. Unfortunately, Mshanga, the only woman, did not attend the course due to her other engagements and she was replaced by someone from other sporting discipline.

The course aims to raise the general awareness of the Olympic Movement, various sporting systems in place both nationally and internationally and to foster unity and promote continual learning amongst sports industry stakeholders. The course is offered with accreditation from International Olympic Committee.

On his part Mwaluka who is also a SRVL Executive Committee member, said being his first time in sports management circle, this was a great opportunity and a motivation to his leadership challenge. “Its my first time to be in management circle in terms of sports so I thot it wise to take chance after being offered. Since am still young and I have a long way to go, the course will be an eye opener for me as sports leader", he said.

On the other hand, Mwamlowe, who adores James Jimmy Mangani, MOC Technical Officer is so excited for the opportunity he had to attend the course. "I have acquired knowledge on sports management. Gained more skills , have been opened on certain issues in volleyball administration and sports in general. I believe that now I will better contribute positively to volleyball in Malawi", Mwamlowe said.

The coordinator of the Lilongwe course, James Mangani James Mangani , also a volleyballer himself, described the course as timely. "It was timely for our volleyball to gain some knowledge through the representatives. We needed to have well trained personnel in administration of the sport. These guys have learnt quite good stuff that will keep them current", he shared.

The course in Blantyre was being facilitated by Flora Mwandira who is also MOC vice president and Mary Kaliani while in Lilongwe had Ken Mphande and Isaac Masingati.

First Appeared on https://www.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com 

 

5 from volleyball attend MOC Sports Admin course

MALAWI VOLLEYBALL

 

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC), the organization founded and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1968 over the weekend organized a two day; 09th – 10th November, 2019, sports administration course held at MOC boardroom in Lilongwe and Civic Centre Offices in Blantyre Cities.

According to its website, MOC is the mother body responsible for Olympics and Commonwealth Games operations, publicity and development in Malawi, specifically providing and organizing funding, clothing, travel, accommodation and accreditation of athletes and officials to each Olympics and Commonwealth Games. It is the sole representative of the Olympic Movement in the country.

Volleyball and Beach Volleyball are among forty-two Olympic summer games. Volleyball and beach volleyball made their Olympic debut at the 1964 and 1996 respectively. Volleyball Association of Malawi through its Leagues, mainly Central (CRVL) and Southern (SRVL) Region had six names to attend the courses as follows: Elton Ng’ombe-Coach, Ananias Kapingiri Mfuni Ananias K. Mfuni -Team Manager, Brenda Mshanga- athlete, Handrix Mwamlowe Hendrix Mwamlowe - athlete from CRVL; Ambilike Mwaungulu  and Edjourmar ‘Tsibwe’ Mwaluka as administrators from SRVL. Unfortunately, Mshanga, the only woman, did not attend the course due to her other engagements and she was replaced by someone from other sporting discipline.

The course aims to raise the general awareness of the Olympic Movement, various sporting systems in place both nationally and internationally and to foster unity and promote continual learning amongst sports industry stakeholders. The course is offered with accreditation from International Olympic Committee.

On his part Mwaluka who is also a SRVL Executive Committee member, said being his first time in sports management circle, this was a great opportunity and a motivation to his leadership challenge. “Its my first time to be in management circle in terms of sports so I thot it wise to take chance after being offered. Since am still young and I have a long way to go, the course will be an eye opener for me as sports leader", he said.

On the other hand, Mwamlowe, who adores James Jimmy Mangani, MOC Technical Officer is so excited for the opportunity he had to attend the course. "I have acquired knowledge on sports management. Gained more skills , have been opened on certain issues in volleyball administration and sports in general. I believe that now I will better contribute positively to volleyball in Malawi", Mwamlowe said.

The coordinator of the Lilongwe course, James Mangani James Mangani , also a volleyballer himself, described the course as timely. "It was timely for our volleyball to gain some knowledge through the representatives. We needed to have well trained personnel in administration of the sport. These guys have learnt quite good stuff that will keep them current", he shared.

The course in Blantyre was being facilitated by Flora Mwandira who is also MOC vice president and Mary Kaliani while in Lilongwe had Ken Mphande and Isaac Masingati.

First Appeared on https://www.facebook.com/VolleyballMalawi/

Trust Joe Gome…

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:03

The participants pose with the instructor and officials from VAM and Malawi National Sports Council

It is reported that Malawi has about thirteen certified National Referees; no Candindate International Referee and no International Referee since she was affiliated to Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB) FIVB Volleyball World in 1984. Unfortunately, as of to date, only few among them are active in terms of officiating the game.

The course has started today, Thursday 8th to Sunday, 11th August, 2019 at Falls Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe. The instructor for the course is an FIVB certified, Waleed Abdelsamad from Egypt.

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) General Secretary, Jairos Nkhoma has said the course will add value to the game of Volleyball in Malawi technically.

"The Confederation Of African Volleyball (CAVB) National Volleyball Refereeing course will add value to our sport technically. We have seen situations where teams, coaches and referees arguing on the rules of the game. But also less active referees has been a challenge. Therefore, the coming of this course will really help us to cover those gaps. In addition, our referees will be recognized internationally and progress to high level refereeing.We are very optimistic that the participants will learn more from the course and be able to transfer the knowledge to other people from their respective regions", Nkhoma said.

The instructor Abdelsamad, concured with Nkhoma.

"I feel it will be an important course. Forty nine participants means that a lot of people feel the importance of refereeing and for sure will help to improve the game, He concured.

The course is being funded by the Government through Malawi National Council Of Sports.

This development has excited one of the participant and thanked the organisers, Florence Nana Nyangulu.

"As a participant who is also a volleyball player I expect to learn a lot about volleyball rules. The course is very important to me as a player and also as a maiden referee. Thanks to the organisers", She revealed.

Out of the forty nine participants, there are three already trained national referees (one certified and two do have ther certificate) so that they share their experiences and be refreshed with some new rules, five national coaches so that they also have a knowledge on contemporary rules of the game since they help develop grassroots and coach National teams.

 

First appeared on www.volleyballmalawi.com