Nam told to be professional

Malawi National Council of Sports has asked Netball Association of Malawi to clear its image by transforming into a professionally run organisation. Among the contentious issues was Nam’ s participation at the Test matches in Cape Town, South Africa where results were kept under the wraps until Sports Council’ s intervention. MNCS Public Relations and…

Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has asked Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) to clear its image by transforming into a professionally run organisation.

This follows a closed door meeting held last Wednesday after MNCS summoned Nam over several issues that dented the image of the sport and association.

Among the contentious issues was Nam’s participation at the Test matches in Cape Town, South Africa where results were kept under the wraps until Sports Council’s intervention.

Other issues included allowances, player discipline, performance of the Queens, financing of the team and transition of the senior netball side.

MNCS Public Relations and Communications Officer Edgar Ntulumbwa said the closed-door meeting was held in a spirit of frankness, with the sole purpose of ensuring that the sport of netball is professionally run.

“All issues were candidly discussed and tackled and solutions proposed. The Nam president was tasked with ensuring implementation of the transformation of Nam into a professionally run association.

“Council will closely monitor events to ensure that what was agreed at the meeting is implemented,” Ntulumbwa said in a statement.

According to the statement, Council was led by its board chairperson Sunduzwayo Madise while Nam President Abigail Shariff led the association’s delegation.

Shariff refused to comment.

“We were indeed summoned but I cannot comment on what transpired,” she said.

Malawi Olympic Committee President Jappie Mhango and the Director of Sports in the Ministry of Sports Jameson Ndalama were in attendance.

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