Four sports disciplines—swimming, lawn tennis, judo and athletics—have started camp at the Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) hostels in Lilongwe in readiness for the Commonwealth Youth Games to take place in Bahamas from July 18 to 23.
MOC ex-official (technical) John Kaputa is conducting the trials which started on Monday in Lilongwe.
MOC executive member Dennis Kumwenda, who has been appointed leader of delegation, said the trials are meant to come up with a team that can win medals.
He said after the trials the selected players or athletes will undergo a comprehensive camp.
“We want to have thorough preparations so that there won’t be any excuses for failure. These youngsters will carry the Malawi flag,” he said.
Kaputa said the trials are going on well.
“There is a lot of enthusiasm from the participants as they are giving their all to be selected,” he said.
Malawi will send a team to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
“More sports disciplines, including netball and weightlifting will be represented unlike at this year’s Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games,” said Kumwenda. n