The Archery Association of Malawi has sent two athletes to Windhoek, Namibia to take part in the African Archery Championship.
The tournament, which will be competed for by 15 countries, will be used to select archers who will represent the country at the Rio, Brazil Olympics.
The two Aleneyo David and Mark Abel are carrying Malawi flag at the qualifiers to take place from January 28 to 31.
The association’ s chairperson Henry Sakala said the trip has been financed by Merryear International.
“We did not have the funds to send the athletes to Windhoek for the qualifiers. But Merryear were impressed with the performance of the two in Turkey last year. They believe the two have potential to do well and make it to Rio,” said Sakala.
He said the two have been training intensely since November last year.
“The two are our best archers and as an Association we do have confidence in them. They been working hard in training, “ he said.
Since the introduction of the sport in 2013 this will be the third time for the Malawi archers to perform at the international stage.
Apart from Turkey, the duo also represented Malawi at an international tournament in Denmark.
Before flying out on Tuesday David promised to do well in Windhoek.
“We have been training hard and we are not going to Namibia as tourist, but it is our desire to do well and progress to take part at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil,” he said.
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