The second edition of the Malawi youth games has started today in Lilongwe with the opening ceremony taking place at Nakhaka stadium.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Acting Executive Secretary of the Malawi National Council of Sports Shephord Boma and the Deputy Director of Sports responsible for school sports in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mary Waya.
Football and netball are the sporting codes that were in action at Civo and Nakhaka stadiums.
The games were scheduled to start as early as 8:00 am, but due to logistical challenges there was a delay and teams got into action around 10:00 am.
The first game to kickstart the second edition of the Malawi youth games was boys’ football (primary) between North East Education Division (NEED) against Central West Education Division (CWED) at the Civo stadium upper ground and it ended NEED 1 CWED 1.
In other results in football (primary) Shire highlands Education Division (SHED) suffered a 1 – 0 defeat in the hands of North West Education Division (NWED), while at the secondary level NEED were beaten by CWED 2 – 1 and SHED defeated NWED 3 – 1.
While in netball (primary) NEED battled it out against CWED and CWED won by 23 baskets to 17. In another match (secondary) NEED faced CWED and CWED won 27 to 12 baskets.
The games will resume tomorrow as Volleyball and netball will take center stage at the Bingu and Civo stadiums