By Vinjeru Betera Mkandawire
All is set for the much waited Raiply National Championship slated for this weekend starting from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November 2022 at Katoto Court in the city of Mzuzu.
The competition which is organised by Volleyball Association of Malawi(VAM) is pegged at 5.5 million kwacha with the winners getting away with 700 hundred Malawi Kwacha, plus Gold medals and a trophy.
According to VAM, teams which have qualified for this years tournament are Thunders, DMI University and Changalume Barracks from South, Lilongwe Spikers, Mipuniro Spikers and Kamuzu Barracks from Central region and Moyale VT, Moyale Troopers, Chibavi Smashers and Mzimba Prison from North in mens category.
In women’s category Ultimate Volleyball Club, Katoto Queens, Eagle Claws Queens and Chibavi Smashers Queens will represent the northern region as Wolves Ladies, Vixens and Kamuzu Baracks Ladies will represent Central region and DMI university only from south will represent the region as other teams have failed due to financial matters.
Wolves Ladies and Moyale Volleyball Team are the defending champions for womens and men categories as they defeated Vixenz and Mipuniro Spikers respectively in last years tournament.
Raiply Malawi Limited Started sponsoring Volleyball in 2010 until date it has never stopped as the sport activity continues to attract a huge patronage.