Former Speaker of Parliament who is also DPP Shadow MP for Nkhotakota North Constituency, Honorable Henry Chimunthu Banda has launched a MK5million football and netball trophies in the area.
Speaking at Chitowe Stadium where the launch took place, the former Speaker said after the farming season was coming to an end, he saw it fit that the youths from the constituency finding something to do taking into account of a number of players that Nkhotakota has contributed at club or national level with examples of Esau Kanyenda, Washington Malata ,Trust Lunda, Jack Chiona, George Nyirenda, Sankhani MKandawire, Lyton Mangani just to mention a few.
As a quest to see the development of football in the area, the former speaker made a surprise donation of MK500, 000.00 (Five hundred thousand Kwacha) to the cash-strapped Dwangwa United Football Club to ease the financial pressure the club is currently facing so as not to disband but continue to attract Super League teams country wide.
The team manager of Dwangwa United FC applauded the former Speaker on the kind gesture which he has shown to the club and community at large.
The launch saw Illovo’s Dwangwa Sugar Corporation taking the centre stage. In football, Garage
United beat Nyamvuu FC by 5 goals to 3 on post-match penalties after a 90 minutes goalless game. In Netball the Bana Sisters carried the day by beating FIGO Sisters by 8 baskets to 6