The Malawi national golf team leaves Malawi for Windhoek, Namibia today, Sunday to participate in the Zone VI Golf Championship.
The 10-member delegation will participate in the event that runs from Tuesday April 22 to Thursday April 24.
Ten countries, namely South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi are expected to participate.
Speaking in an interview yesterday, team manager Gabriel Kambale said the team is prepared to break into the top-three positions which have been dominated by South Africa, Namibia and Kenya.
Malawi finished fourth during last year’s event which was staged in Lilongwe, but Kambale said they are determined to improve.
“We have had intensive training and the players look determined to do well in Namibia. It will be tough as usual, but we will fight to get a medal,” he said.
The travelling squad has Chris Kachiguma (coach), Kambale, captain Adam Sailesi, Paul Chidale, Victor Kachepatsonga, Gift Landisi, Stanford Mayuni, Rodgers Mapepa and Kondwani Mphulla.
Golf Union of Malawi general secretary Hudson Kantwanje said they are impressed with the team’s efforts. He expressed hope that Malawi will break into the top three.