Ntcheu Secondary School headteacher Rodrick Mosse has said school proper equipment is important to the development of sports in schools.
Mosse said this on Saturday when one of the school’s former students Patrick Ntupanyama, who is based in South Africa, donated 16 match balls for football, netball and basketball.
The headteacher said the donation will raise sports standards not only at the school, but in Malawi as a whole.
He said: “The items have come at the right time and our [football, netball and basketball] teams will be strengthened and probably produce some national team material.
“We, therefore, call upon other alumni to emulate the gesture so that we are all part of building better national teams.”
The match balls were delivered by Ntupanyama’s friend Harris Potani, but in an interview Ntupanyama said he wants to assist in developing sporting disciplines at the institution.
He said during his school days [in the 90s], sports development was affected by lack of sports equipment; hence, his donation.
He said: “We struggled to have them and it greatly affected sports development. The donation will motivate the current students so that they participate in developing various sporting activities at the school besides instilling discipline among students.”
He assured the institution of more donations.