The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) sports officer John Kaputa has said the MDF has lined up big plans for all the athletes who completed military training last week.
The athletes, who were among officersâ€™ passing out parade last Friday were recruited by MDF as one way of bolstering sports in the force. They included boxers, footballers, netballers and runners.
â€œThe football players who were already attached to army teams have been reassigned to their clubs whereas others have been sent to new clubs.
â€œThe boxers will be based in Lilongwe where we will set up a top-class boxing club. They will be fighting local and international professional bouts, including title fights under the MDF banner.
â€œThe runners as well as the tennis players will also form clubs that will be participating in both local and international competitions,â€ Kaputa told MBC Radio One.
He also said MDF is set to establish a netball team to be called Lioness.
â€œIt will be a national army netball team based at the headquarters and should be in action by the end of this month.
â€œIt will be the netball version of Red Lions football team and will be strong enough to challenge established teams such as Bingu Tigresses, Escom Sisters and Blue Eagles Sisters,â€ he said.
One of the boxers, Osgood Kayuni, said his military training has helped him sharpen his career.
â€œI have improved a lot in terms of endurance and discipline. I will even stun more boxers once I am back in the ring,â€ he said.
Kayuni attended the training alongside fellow top boxers Chrispin Moliati, Wilson Masamba and Chimwenwe Chiotha.