The Lilongwe Squash League is expected to break for two weeks to accommodate the Malawi Squash Open tournament.
The league’s general secretary Mike Monongo said in an interview that the two weeks will give the players enough time to prepare for the tournament.
“Players are expected to compete individually in the Malawi Squash Open. This means that players need more time to prepare since the Malawi Open attracts international players as well,” said Mononga.
The league, which started three weeks ago, is the first of its kind in the country. Currently Toast Mafia Squash are leading the table with 45 points after dislodging Grand Coalition.
On second position are the Victors with 40 points followed by Grand Coalition with 35 points. Usova are on fourth position while Warriors are just four points behind.
“The league has seen some ‘old guards’ such as Guy Chimimba and Chrispine Kulemeka terrorise the youthful players with their cumulative skills and experience gained from the past years,” observed Monongo.
Meanwhile, Mononga said despite the success of the league, so far, the only drawback has been lack of female presence in the teams.
“The league and sport welcomes and encourages female and youthful players to join and participate in this exciting league and sport. For squash to grow we need the participation of women as well,” he said.