NORTHERN REGION VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ELECTIVE GENERAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY
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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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.
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