Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) general secretary Chester Kayange has attributed the national youth team’s slackness in form at the recent Zone V1 Games in Botswana to poor resources and inadequate camping period.
Kayange made the remarks on return from the international contest where, as leader of Malawi delegation, he saw the national team finishing fifth position out of six teams.
Although Malawi won bronze medals in the Under-15 boys and Under-15 girls, it was obvious the meager resources and the minimal camping period took a toll on their overall performance.
“Limited resources were a serious factor towards the building of our national team. Some very good players, especially from the North and Centre were left out due to their league’s failure to raise money for their trials in Blantyre.
“Moreover, the camping period was very minimal as we trained for only three days. This means the players did not have proper training and undergo the familiarisation phase, which are paramount in teamwork.” he said.