The Malawi national golf team has started preparations for the Region V (formerly Zone VI) Golf Tournament slated for Harare, Zimbabwe, from April 9-13.
According to Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) president Hudson Kantwanje, eight players are undergoing non-residential training in Blantyre and Lilongwe under the tutelage of Dingaan Chirwa and Chris Kachiguma, respectively.
“From the eight players, the coaches will choose four outstanding players that will represent the country at the games,” he said.
Those training at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) are Simon Moses, Aadil Parker, Alfred Chikale and Rashid Salimu while Gift Landisi, Cosmas Mwenewawo and Chris Mzokomera are practising at Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
Chirwa said so far, the preparations have been satisfactory.
“There are some whose performance has been impressive, but then there are others who need to pull up their socks.
“Nevertheless, we are hoping that they will catch up as we go along,” he said.
The team is expected to go into camp in Blantyre tomorrow while the travelling team will be announced on Thursday ahead of the trip on Sunday.
Ten countries, namely the hosts Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Mauritius, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa are expected to take part.
Malawi did not take part in last year’s event because, according to Kantwanje, they were restrategising. n