The Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) has organised a golf tournament in Lilongwe involving Malawi and the Rest of the World team to fundraise for Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH).
The Malawi team will be captained by Vice-President Saulosi Chilima while the Rest of the World team will be led by British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin.
Speaking at the Lilongwe Golf Club yesterday, GUoM president Frank Mvalo expressed gratitude to Chilima and Nevin for giving weight to the charity golf by accepting to be part of the event.
“As GUoM, we thought we could use our connections with companies and organisations to raise money for charity cause. We thought of introducing the Ryder Cup which will see Malawi golfers play the Rest of the World. We are appreciative of the Vice- President for accepting to be part of this event by leading the Malawi team,” said Mvalo, who was flanked by Nevin and vice-captain for the Malawi team Charles Mvula.
According to Mvalo, 72 golfers have confirmed their participation.
“We are grateful to Sunbird, National Bank, Partners in Hope, Airtel Malawi and Rab Enterprise who have already committed sponsorship towards the event,” he said.
On his part, Nevin said they are glad to participate for a noble cause.
“This is an opportunity to come together, enjoy the golf but at the same time raise money for the noble cause at the Kamuzu Central Hospital. We are glad to be part of this event. My team comprises people from different countries like South Korea, the UK, US,” he said.
Mvula said the Malawi team is looking forward to winning the golf tournament.
“But more importantly the golfers are excited about this fundraising golf and have individually contributed something towards raising the money,” he said. n