Beach Soccer Association (BSA) will launch the 2021 beach soccer season in Nkhotakota after a year’s absence.
The event will mark the kick-off of beach soccer leagues to be played in Karonga, Nkhotakota, Nkhata Bay, Chintheche, Salima and Mangochi.
BSA general secretary Wakisa Mwambetania said they are excited with the return of the sport.
He said: “As you are aware, beach soccer has not been played for over a year due to Covid-19. All other affiliates resumed their games and we will be the last one.
“We want to restart the leagues in the centres with a bang so that people know that beach soccer is not dead.”
Apart from Covid-19, beach soccer also suffered a setback following leadership wrangles between the old executive committee (ex-co) and the new one.
The former ex-co challenged the newly-elected committee leadership under Gift Chimbalanga after Football Association of Malawi (FAM) ordered fresh elections.
In December 2020, FAM disciplinary committee ruled that there was no legitimate BSA ex-co since 2018, meaning both committees were nullified.
But the FAM executive committee appealed against the ruling and won the case to legitimatise the new executive.
Chimbalanga said the new executive is geared to make up for lost time to develop the sport in the country.
“The launch of the league is one of the steps towards implementing our programmes,” he said.