Malawi Pool teams camp for Africa tournament

Malawi national women’s and men’s pool teams are expected to go into camp Friday this week at Malawi National Council of Sports in readiness of the All Africa Pool Association games to be hosted in September.

Malawi Pool Association (Mapa) General Secretary Saulosi Thindwa said 39 players have been called for a week-long camping and they are looking for 24 players.

He said both men’s and women’s teams would be under the supervision of national coach Ishad Omar.

“We have arranged the short term camp to allow the coach assess the players. The selection was made basing on last year’s performance and some players might have lost their form,” Thindwa said.

Thindwa: Training camp
Thindwa: Training camp

“Depending on training performance some players would dropped and others would be considered. We are doing this so that our teams should be ready to utilise home ground advantage.”

The Mapa GS said players would be required to sign contracts before they start training.

“The contracts will outline what we expect the players to do in camp. If they behave quite contrary they will be expelled. Discipline is paramount and we will not tolerate naughty behaviour,” Thindwa said.

Mapa failed to host the games last year because of poor preparations.

But this year Mapa bought 10 pool tables from South Africa in readiness of the international competition.

Mapa bought the tables at over K5 million using their annual grant from Malawi National Council of Sports.

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