The annual Makwala Challenge Cup football tournament, which is normally held during festive season in Tutume village, has been postponed to adhere to Covid-19 protocols.
The one-day extravaganza is held in honour of the Tutume born legendary athlete, Isaac Makwala on the 30th December.
The challenge, whose patron is Makwala, came about following the 400m runner’s extraordinary performance at the 2017 World Championships where he made the country proud by running alone and winning the heat.
The event’s Publicity Secretary, Christopher Nyanga told Voice Sport that the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible to go ahead with the tournament.
He said considering the multitudes that usually turn up for the footy fest, it would be risky to go ahead with the event.
“In consultation with Makwala, as well as the participating teams in Tutume, the Executive Committee has unanimously taken the decision to postpone this highly anticipated event. We all pray that the Covid-19 pandemic will come to pass and allow us to continue with this noble initiative. The Makwala Challenge Cup has already made a mark in Tutume through its involvement in charitable activities. The committee has so far donated sport equipment to all the primary and secondary schools in Tutume,” revealed Nyanga, who thanked the initiative’s sponsors: Mascom Wireless, Ketan Enterprises Corporation and Mojanaga Investments for their continued support.