Malawi Handball development officer, Blackson Malamula, is back home after completing a five-month handball course at Leipzig University in Germany.
Malamula, who is also Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) general secretary, arrived on Monday with two certificates and an international diploma in coaching.
He said the course was worth it and that now he is ready to impart the knowledge and experience in secondary schools.
“It was an eye-opener. I have learnt a lot through classes, but also through watching international matches involving Germany. The sport is advanced in Germany, but we have the potential to develop the sport too,” said Malamula.
He said the course drew 17 participants from across the world.
“We were seven from Africa. Others came from Asia and Europe. But, among them all, I won the best present award. It is an honour to the nation. With my new qualification, I can coach anywhere in the world, in second leagues,” he said.
The training was funded by the Germany Interior Ministry.
“They paid for all other expenses whereas the Malawi Government provided my return air ticket. I am grateful to the Germany government for giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in handball,” he said.
Germany offers training in sports management in various disciplines every year.
Last November, Azam Tigers coach Leo Mpulula was a beneficiary of a Germany DB coaching licence course.