A nine-member junior member tennis squad leaves on Wednesday by road for Botswana to participate at the International Tennis Federation Southern Africa Junior Circuit.
The championship which will draw 10 countries from the Southern Africa region will run from 10 to 17 January in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone.
Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi Media Executive Tadala Kandulu thanked Puma Energy Limited for meeting the transport expense of the trip.
“We are very grateful to Puma Energy Limited for sponsoring the team. We wouldn’t have sent the team but we are lucky that Puma Energy is very supportive of this sports,” Kandulu said.
The Malawi team will compete in three categories Under-12, 14, 16.
In Under-12 Malawi will be represented by Anderson Ndala Zione Nkhoma in U-14 Ramesh Banda and Sekeleni Makuluni and Dereck Gamula, Kelvin Kachepa, Gloria Christopher, Mwayi Kadammanja, Linda Msiska will compete in Under-16
Coach Hackson Methiwa is travelling with the delegation.
LTAM Technical Director Thomson Mtengula is hopeful that the squad would do the nation proud as it was the came last year.
Morocco based tennis whizzkid Chsiomo Lumeta defeated South Africa’s Calvin Jordan 6-4 6-5 in the final to win gold in Under-16.
Lumeta’s compatriot also won bronze in Under-12 while Anderson Ndala reached the semifinals in the Under-14.