Malawi team upbeat for Cucsa games in Namibia

Malawi is sending a team for participation in the Confederation of Universities and Colleges Sports Association (CUCSA) Zone Six Games billed for Windhoek, Namibia starting this weekend.

A strong squad of 166 squad of Tertiary Education Schools Sports Association of Malawi (TESSAM) leaves the country on Thursday for the 8thCCUCSA championship.

The he sporting extravaganza will run from July 15-19 in the capital city of Windhoek.

The Malawi team has been in camp for one week at Chancellor College in Zomba.

The country will be represented in sporting disciplines that include soccer, tennis, chess, athletics basketball, volleyball, netball and karate.

According to the Vice Chairman of TESSAM, Dr Mark Tembo, the championship draws universities and colleges from across the SADC region.

TESSAM team is made from University of Malawi, Nasawa technical, Domasi College, Mzuzu University, College of Health Sciences, Lilongwe technical, Namitete and African Bible College as opposed to the past years where only University of Malawi was a member.

Tembo said the teams have prepared well and have responded positively in a one week training camp at Chancellor College.

He said Malawi chances are “very high to win a gold medal in Namibia.”

However other teams complained of having less time to prepare.

Sensei Johns Lupasa of Karate said time was not enough for athletes to improve in some areas of action.

At the last Cucsa games, Malawi athletics brought Gold in 10,000M men, Blonds in loan tennis and Silver in Chess.

Among the notable Coaches in the camp were Griffin Saenda with netball team, Bob Kandulu of Bunda College with Basketball team, Dennis Phiri of Andiamo with athletic, Sensei Johns Lupasa with Karate team.

Lawn tennis player, Jane Chapomba of Polytechnic, said she was looking forward for the games and is confident she can claim medal for Malawi.

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