A dark cloud has engulfed the golfing fraternity following the death of former national team player Roger Mapepa.
According to Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) vice-president Hudson Kantwanje, Mapepa died last Tuesday after a short illness and was laid to rest on Friday in Lilongwe.
GUoM president Frank Mvalo led the golfers to the final resting place of Mapepa. The late Mapepa was born in 1970 and started playing golf about 25 years ago.
“GUoM is very saddened with the demise of Roger Mapepa. He was one of the finest golfers who played for the national team that came second at the Zone VI competition in 1996. We have lost a man who was loved and cherished a lot by fellow golfers because of his high sense of humour” said Mvalo.
The team had the likes of Sean Raman, Brian Coombes, Kelvin Smith and Dan Phiri.
“Roger has helped a lot as far as development of golf in Malawi is concerned through managing Lilongwe Golf Course. As one of ground keepers, he gave a lot of advice to young players whenever asked, he was such a humble man, ” said national coach Chris Kachiguma. n