Most of the sports stars The Nation spoke to yesterday said they will spend Christmas in a relaxed mood with their families.
South Africa-based Flames captain Limbikani Mzava said he has invited his mother to Johannesburg for a quality time in the spirit of the festive season.
“Nothing much. Instead of travelling home, I have thought it wise to invite my mum who will be coming today [yesterday]. So, probably I will just be chilling out with her,” he said.
Gerald Phiri Jnr, who is also based in South Africa, said there are no special plans for the festive season.
“I will be here in Polokwane with friends. I will be at ease, nothing much,” said the Baroka FC captain.
Another South Africa-based footballer Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango said he decided to spend Christmas with his family and friends here at home.
“We have a short break, so I thought it wise to come over and see my family and friends,” said the Orlando Pirates forward.
China-based women football star Tabitha Chawinga, who is in the country for an off-season break, said: “I will just spend it at home like any other day with friends and family.”
Revered netball icon Mwawi Kumwenda, who plies her trade in Australia, said she will spend hers at Majete Game Reserve in Chikwawa.
“I will be travelling back to Melbourne in a week’s time. So, I felt spending quality time with some children from the surrounding area, would be ideal,” she said.
England-based star shooter Joyce Mvula said hers will be a low-key Christmas.
“It will be like any other day, nothing special,” she said.
Professional golfer Paul Chidale, who is based in Lilongwe, said he will travel to Blantyre to see his parents.
“After a rather hectic year, I believe there is no better day to spend with them other than Christmas before travelling back to Lilongwe to start preparing for an upcoming tournament in Kenya,” he said.
South Africa-based boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba said he does not have any special plans for Christmas this year.
“I will spend it indoors with my family and friends. As for New Year, I will spend it with my son as he is currently in Cape Town for Christmas with his mum,” he said.