Mobile network service provider TNM on Tuesday donated K2.3 million (US$5 651) to Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) to enable the national team to participate in the Zone IV International Tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, from April 13 to 17.
TNM chief commercial officer Charles Kamoto presented the cheque to GUoM president Gabriel Kambale at TNM head office in Blantyre with a plea to the Malawian team to improve its performance. The team finished fourth during the last event in 2013.
“We expect that the team will do much better and improve its performance. During the previous event, the team settled for a fourth position but now the team should settle for at least a second place,” Kamoto said.
“As the team flies to [South Africa], TNM will be with you,” he added.
Kambale appreciated the support TNM renders to golf in the country and assured that the national team will do much better at the international contest.
He, however, pleaded with the corporate world to follow TNM’s example by investing in the national team, which now requires an addition of over K10 million (US$24 570) to meet its K13 million (US$31 941) budget.
The final national team squad of nine players is expected to leave the country on April 12 for the Zone IV Games, which will take place at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate.
The Estate boasts of an 18-hole golf course that combines luxury accommodation and the breathtaking views of the Simonsberg Mountains in the red wine producing valley of South Africa’s Western Cape Province.