Wrestling Association of Malawi (WRAM) will launch a centre at Mzuzu Community Centre ground on Saturday
WRAM technical director Benedicto Tsinde told The Nation on Thursday the launch will be spiced up with demonstrations, games and music.
“We would like people to come in their large numbers and witness the launch of this exciting individual sport in Mzuzu. The event will start from 2.30pm,” he said.
According to Tsinde, after the launch in the Northern Region, they will also do the same in the Eastern Region at Zomba Community Centre ground next week to complete the setting up of the sport’s structures countrywide.
“We want to have ample time to identify representatives for international friendly matches at the end of the year,” he said.
Tsinde said since the WRAM was established in the country last November, they have registered at least 30 athletes, including five girls, through their Blantyre and Lilongwe centres.
American international coach Patrick Colby trained the country’s first crop of athletes few months ago in Blantyre.
Wrestling, which requires two individuals to grapple until one competitor concedes defeat due to pain or when he loses points after being thrown to his back, is the oldest sport in the world.
Wrestling International Federation (WIF) based in Switzerland, is the sport’s mother body.