It is not only in the United Kingdom where sportsmen can be decorated ‘Sir’ for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of play. Golfers from Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) have proved just that by
decorating Deputy Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Commander Lieutenant General Clement Kafuwa with a title of ‘Sir’ following the General’s achievements on the golf course.
Kafuwa was inaugurated ‘Sir’ by a grouping of golfers from LGC called Earn your Bragging Rights (EBR) at evening ceremony held at Malawi Defence Force Headquarters Officers Mess over the weekend.
Before the inauguration, EBR presented blankets and golf shirts worth about K200,000 to War Veterans.
Receiving the donation at the Officers Mess was guest of honour MDF Commander General Henry Odillo, who described the gesture by the golfers as timely.
“This is a timely donation because we are now going into the cold season. The needs of these ex-service men are many and by assisting them, you have set an example that others will emulate,” said Odillo, who is an EBR member himself.
Speaking on behalf of the golfers, outgoing ‘Sir’ Clement Chilingulo hailed the MDF boss for hosting the function that also attracted the presence of Tanzanian High Commissioner to Malawi Patrick Tsere, another EBR member and other senior MDF officials.
Chilingulo also saluted Guardian Insurance Services for donating half of the blankets and fellow golfer Gershom Chima for working hard in organising the evening function.
Giving a brief background of the golfers’ grouping, Chima said the group was formed in 2010, when some individual golfers from LGC were fighting for supremacy. To determine who was really the best on the golf course, Chima said the golfers started holding quarterly competitions and crowning the winner ‘Sir.’
Prominent golfer Frank Mvalo became the first ‘Sir’ and several other golfers including LGC chairman Justin Mkandawire, William Chimpeni and the two deputy MDF Commanders- Lieutenant General John Msonthi Junior and Kafuwa.
Kafuwa was actually being crowed ‘Sir’ for the second time and according to Chima, he will now be called ‘Sir’ Lieutenant General Clement Kafuwa.
EBR currently has over 40 members and membership to the grouping is by pplication. Blantyre Sports Club has a similar grouping which is called ‘Chip-Inn Masters.