Another Malawian golfer, Doreen Kavala, also came third in the ladies category. They were both presented with trophies for their achievements.
The tournament, that was won by top Kenyan golfer Nicholas Rokoine, took place at Windsor Golf and Country Club and, according to GaniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s caddie Wyson Asani, his golfer played out of his skin.
“It was one of FurkaniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most fluent performances, he was at the top of his game and with an ounce of luck, he could have flown Malawi to glory,” said Asani whose trip to Kenya was sponsored by Hotel Victoria.
Gani, who plays off nine handcapp, scored a satisfactory 38 points, just a point behind the winner. He also tied with the runner-up, but was counted out.
“I feel great to have made my country proud. It is the first time a Malawian golfer has scaled such dizzy heights in a long time. I had every reason to float on air,” said Gani.
He also said it was a wonderful experience to play at one of the best golf courses on the continent and to interact with top golfers from across Africa and beyond.
He also thanked Kenya Airways for sponsoring the tournament that also attracted golfers from Asia.
The occasion presided over by Kenya Airways chief executive oficer executive Titus Naikuni thanked golfers who took part in the tournament.
“I am happy that this event brought together lots of people from different countries. We shall continue sponsoring it,” said Naikuni.
Blantyre Sports Club golf captain Donbell Mandala and Welkam Phiri accompanied the golfers for the tournament.