The African Draughts-64 championship was competed by eleven countries
Dr. Madise revealed the decision to forfeit his annual board honoraria yesterday when MNCS assisted Saukile with money worth MK1,000,000 at Sogoja village, Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba.
MNCS is hoping that the private sector and well wishers will come in to support Saukile rebuild his home.
Chimwemwe Idana was voted as the man of the match.
Malawi still has to compete for medals in for categories which include; African championship classic for men, African championship classic for women, world cup stage match rapid pool for all and world cup stage match rapid Russian for all.
The Flames will next battle it out with Lesotho in the semi-finals of the 2023 COSAFA cup on Friday 15th July to decide who makes it into the final.
Apart from the main race which was 25 km, other events included aerobics, fun run and an island in the sky concert.
The event is open to both local and international athletes and for one to participate in the race they have to pay MK2000(Women) MK3000(men) and MK15000 for international athletes.
Yesterday’s victory was the first for Malawi against Zambia since 2015 when the Flames won 1-0 to lift the COSAFA cup plate.
This is the 22nd time for the Flames to compete at the regional showpiece and have only reached the finals in two occasions in 2002 and 2003