A circular released by Sports Council states that “all sports events that do not pull huge crowds and are international connotations and were planned nine months before” can go ahead.
Almost all sports programmes scheduded for April have been shifted because of the national mourning.
The Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM) confirmed receiving the circular giving them a go-ahead with the golf tournament.
“It is true we are going ahead with the competition as we have been given an exception, but we will start the tourney on April 24, a day after Mutharikaâ€™s burial,” said GUoM president James Chimwaza in an interview from Blantyre on Tuesday.
“As GUoM, we are also in mourning and we are with the Mutharika family in our prayers,” said Chimwaza.
Meanwhile, golf national team coach Chris Kachiguma has released his final squad of ten players for the Zone VI competition.
The squad is as follows: Adamu Sailesi (captain), Victor Kachepatsonga, Daniel Phiri, George Chisambo, Paul Chidale, Stanford Mayuni, Charles Kambalame, Wilson Kaingwe, Texon Banda and Gabriel Kambalame.
“In our three months of training, we started with 18 players to give as much golfers a chance to prove themselves. This is the best team we have selected out of all the 18 golfers. I believe this team can do us proud,” said Kachiguma.