Mzuzu International Volleyball Tournament Relocates To Lilongwe

BY DRAXON MALOYA

There will be a change of location for the hosting of this year’s Mzuzu International Volleyball Tournament shifting to Lilongwe, the capital city, to be hosted by the Central Region Volleyball Association (CRVA).

There are misunderstandings between the organisers of the tournament and the region’s hosting Volleyball body, NRVA surely bringing about new opportunities and challenges to have this year’s tournament shifted to the capital city, Lilongwe.

Much as it will be interesting to see how this switch impacts the tournament and the participation of teams from different countries in the Eastern and Southern African region this publication has found a leaked document addressed to CRVL Committee to consider partnering with the event management committee towards hosting the invitational tournament slated for the 28th to 30th July, 2024.

According to the leaked document signed by the tournaments organising committee chairperson, Killy Msukwa the request to have the Tournament hosted by CRVL comes at the time when they once cancelled the International Volleyball Tournament yet there are foreign teams overwhelmingly willing to travel miles just for the Medals’ sake.

The letter states that the Central Region Volleyball Committee will be responsible to collect and manage affiliation fees which is USD100 per team per category, though subject to discussion and revision depending on other unforeseen circumstances.

“Our Committee will provide technical and financial support wherever need be, in as far as the operations and administration of the upcoming tournament is concerned, the games will now be hosted in Lilongwe city as per new plan,” reads part of the letter.

Confirming the development, the Mzuzu International Volleyball Tournament’s organising chairperson, Killy Msukwa while expressing disappointment with the conduct of some NRVA executive committee members disclosed that the CRVL has communicated to give response in not more than ten days.

Efforts to get clarifications from the CRVL and NRVA spokespersons proved futile since their General Secretaries’ could not pick calls until we went to publication.

Mzuzu City has for years now been popular for being the proud hosts of top class Volleyball championships, being also the hosting town for the Raiply National Volleyball championship.

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