International expert drills Malawi wresting coaches

 An expert from world wrestling governing body United World Wrestling (UWW), Eric Ciake is in the country drilling 16 wrestling coaches drawn from across the country on some wrestling basics and other modern techniques of the game.

Particiants pose for group photo with the officials.
Particiants pose for group photo with the officials.
Sakala speaking during the opening
Sakala speaking during the opening
Ciake outlining the course content
Ciake outlining the course content

Funded by Olympic Solidarity through the Malawi Olympic Committee (Moc), the Level One training course started on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Kamuzu Institute of Sports in Lilongwe and is expected to close onSaturday, April 18.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times after the official opening of the course on Tuesday, Ciake said the course would mainly dwell on wrestling basics as well the roles and responsibilities of the coaches.

The UK based Cameroonian national also said he would provide the participants with skills to reach the grass-roots and improve participation at all levels.

“It will also be part of my job to identify potential coaches that I will recommend for different levels of coaching and identify areas of need for the local federation, where the international federation can help,” said the UWW coach educator.

Wrestling Association of Malawi president Oscar Kanjala commended the international expert for accepting to come to Malawi. He said the course could not have come at a better time when the sport of wrestling had undergone some transformation.

“Wrestling has undergone some transformation over the past two years that has allowed the sport to be maintained on the Olympic programme. It was, therefore, pertinent that the local coaches learn the new rules, techniques and other basics,” said Kanjala.

Moc treasurer Henry Sakala, who was guest of honour urged the participants to take the course seriously and apply the skills they were going to acquire to ensure the game spreads to all corners of the country.

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