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Polytechnic staff returns from inter games

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   December 18, 2018
PIC: UNIMA Netball team celebrating a win in one of the games
The Polytechnic Staff Sports Association members together with other staff members from the institutions under the University of Malawi (UNIMA) have returned from Limpopo South Africa where they participated in the inter college games. The tournament took place from the 10th to 14th December at the University of Limpopo.

Speaking on arrival, one of the members Murray Mwachumu explained that, from the categories they participated, it is in the athletic category where they managed to win Six Gold, 15 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.

“The Darts team came second where they won a silver medal from the 18 Universities teams which emanated from the Southern African countries,” Mwachumu added.

He further explained that the other categories like football and netball the UNIMAteam lost their opening matches which shattered their hopes of proceeding to the next round.

While in Volleyball, the UNIMA team won their first two games which booked them a place in the quarter final.

One of the volleyball players Noel Chavula, expressed the challenges of proceeding to the semifinals as lack of coordination within the players and the officiating of the game which he says was bias.

The Polytechnic management showed full support to its team by sponsoring the trip financially.

The team observed that this year’s tournament was well organized unlike the previous ones.

“This year, University of Limpopo provided us with better accommodation, interaction was good and their professors also participated in the tournament,” Mwachumu added.

The participating teams came from various Universities from the Eight Southern African countries like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia and the host, South Africa.

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