The Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has challenged its affiliates to learn to plan for participation in competitions instead of last-minute panicking.
MOC officials made the call during its annual general meeting (AGM) in Blantyre involving all its affiliates.
In an interview after the AGM on Saturday afternoon, MOC general secretary Helene Mpinganjira said they urged the associations to take advantage of national sports events to prepare for bigger events.
“Next year, there will be several international events such as Commonwealth and Anoca Games and the message was on the need to prepare for these in view of the limited resources,” Mpinganjira noted.
He said the Malawi Mini-games, which MOC will host late this year, could be a step forward in empowering associations on the importance of preparations and event management skills.
“Affiliates were also encouraged to embrace the spirit of volunteerism. There is a tendency to sometimes serve in sports only when there is something in return,” she noted.
During the AGM, annual reports were also presented. MOC recently launched a strategic plan, hoping Malawi can produce a qualified athlete for the 2016 Olympic Games, among other major events.
One of the AGM’s delegates, Malawi Boxing Association vice-president Henry Sakala described the meeting as
enriching to sports development.