Malawi korfball team in Zambia for Africa Championship

Malawi national korfball teal left on Tuesday for Lusaka. Zambia to participate in the Africa Korfball Championship scheduled for August 6-10 August.

Malawi started the campaign on a poor note after losing to Zimbabwe 11-3 in their opening game on Wednesday.

Malawi Korfball Association (MKA) General Secretary Mzee Makawa said the world korfball governing body International Korfball Federation (IKF) has provided financial help to enable Malawi to participate at the tournament.

Malawi Korfball team

Malawi Korfball team

Makawa said the world governing body has met the cost of food and accommodation expenses for the 16-member team.

Korfball Association of Malawi has met the travel cost to travel to Zambia

Malawi National Council of Sports has also assisted the team with financial and material support for the team.

This will be the first time that Malawi will be participating at an international competition since ths sport was introduced to the country in 2008.

Korfball is a non-contact mixed zone sport featuring both men and women in team employing some of basketball and netball tactics.

The sports was developed in Netherlands and introduced to Malawi in 2008 but the national team is yet to taste international game.

Malawi has benefited from training for coaches and umpires from IKF who held courses twice since it was introduced.

Malawi has also two umpires Faggie Mwalweni and Sophie Kathewera who have officiated international games in South Africa.

The names are as follows;
Chikondi Mtupanyama Coach player
Chimwemwe Gwetsele
Vincent.  Shombe
Kingsly.  Kabango
Steven.  Mhango cpt
Mwasoni Phiri
Pempho Chiwiya
Aida Gamulani
Martha Dambo
Takondwa Mamono
Getrude.  Kasimba
Rose.  Mkanda
Maria Gama
Sophie Kathewela Referee/ Team manageress
Mzee Makawa leader

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