The visitâ€” from June 7-13â€”aims at uplifting squash profile in Malawi where the sport lacks strong infrastructure, structures and support.
WFS press release, made through Squash Malawi on Monday, indicates that Egyptâ€™s former world junior champion Mohamed El Shorbagy will accompany David.
“In Lilongwe, the players will be joined by South Africa national coach Richard Castle and World referee Mike Collins, also from South Africa, who will conduct two-day coaching and refereeing workshops respectively for attendees who are likely to attend from several countries across southern Africa,” reads the statement.
David is arguably Malaysiaâ€™s most successful sports star of all-time, winning a record eight â€˜Malaysian Sportswoman of the Year Awardâ€™ last year.
Squash Malawi president Jimmy Kawaye said they would host the visitors at Sunbird Capital. From Malawi, the visitors will proceed to Namibia.
“This is a historic occasion for Squash Malawi in particular and Malawi in general. The purpose of the Ambassador Programme is to promote the sport and Squash Malawi relies on the press to make this event a success story,” Kawaye said in the statement.
WFS launched the Ambassador Programme last year with a visit to Latvia to highlight the appeal of squash to the public and media in the Baltic country.