2019 Malawi Sport Awards
The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) in 2017 introduced an ‘Annual National Sport Awards’ programme to be called “Malawi Sport Awards” aimed to recognize deserving athletes, individuals and organisations that are outstanding in contributing to the development of sport in the country.
• To recognise deserving stakeholders for their contribution to sport development in Malawi.
The Award scheme strives to achieve the following objectives;
• To encourage stakeholders to be part of the sporting community.
• To encourage those who participate in sport to aim higher in their respective disciplines.
• To develop pride, hard work and sportsmanship in athletes and all stakeholders
• To encourage the corporate world into sport sponsorship and partnerships.
• To establish a long lasting association between stakeholders i.e. sponsors, athletes, and the community.
• To encourage creativity and innovation in sport practice
• To encourage and promote fair competition in sport practice
• To turn sport into an attractive industry.
•To harness and promote the power of sport for the healthy, economic and social wellbeing of the Malawi nation.
DETERMINATION OF THE WINNER
The criteria for selection of the winners is designed by the panel of judges guided by the guidelines below which are meant to promote the spirit of sportsmanship and emphasise the importance of sport to the community and the person:
(1) Outstanding skill and performance in a particular sport,
(2) Exemplary behaviour on and off field of play
(3) Creativity during play
(4) Fair play on the field of play
(5) Demonstrable willingness to promote sport development
(6) Ability and willingness to assist others and the association on and off the field of play
(7) Demonstrable positive influence the community
UMPIRE/REFEREE/JUDGE AWARDED ON 14th FEB 2020 AT BICC
BERNADETTA MKWIMBIRA NZIKA
HER ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE YEAR 2019
(a) Officiated at the Winnie Mandikizela Mandela annual challenge Cape Town South Africa in January 2019.
(b) Officiated at the Albertina Sisulu centenary Challenge Cape town South Africa in January 2019.
(c) Officiated at the Alkass International Club Men’s tournament in Doha Qatar, February 2019.
(d) Officiated at the Qatar under 20 men’s tournament, in Doha Qatar March 2019.
(e) Officiated at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France June – July 2019
(f) She came top at the CAF Elite Women’s Course in Djibouti in October 2019.
(g) One of the six women referees to officiate the men’s AFCON qualifiers in November 2019.
(h) She is the only person in Malawi with CAF Elite A badge which enables her to officiate CAF men’s games.
(i) Most impressive international achievement