Malawian Olympians in action Friday, Embassy holds party

The Malawi Olympic team gets to business this Friday in the London Games when take part in full action and will be feted in the evening at the  Kwacha House of the High Commission in London.

Malawi team comprises of Mike Tebulo (Male – Athletics – Marathon), Ambwene Simukonda (Female – Athletics – 400m), Francis Munthali (Male – Athletics – Coach), John Kayange (Male – Athletics – Marathon pacesetter), Joyce Tafatatha (Female – Swimming – 50m Freestyle), Charlton Nyirenda (Male – Swimming – 50m Freestyle), Yona Walesi (Male – Swimming – Coach) and  Jappie Mhango (Male – Team Official, Treasurer, and Malawi NOC)


Tafatatha, 14, hopes she can inspire younger Malawians by competing in London.

Even though Malawi team – participating on solidarity –  will not go home with an Olympic medal, teenager Tafatatha said  rubbing shoulders Olympic stars in the Athletes’ Village has given them some thrilling lifetime memories and motivation to train harder in the future.

Tebulo said he is geared for  men’s marathon on Sunday.

‘Inspire a generation’ is the official slogan of the London Olympics.


Meanwhile, the Malawi High Commission has organised a reception in honour of Malawian Olympians.

The reception to be held Friday from 6pm will be held at Kwacha House, 70 Winnington Road, Hampstead, London. N2 0TX.

Malawi Minister of Sport, Enock Chakufwa Chihana, will also address Malawians at event.

Newly appointed Deputy High Commissioner John Tembo Jr will also address the patrons.

Organisers also said fashion designer Lilly Alfonso currently in the UK for the Africa Women Fashion Week show  will be in attendance.

The Malawi 2012 Olympic team. Left to right- Ambwene Simkonda, Mike Tebulo (standing), Francis Muthali (seated), Jappie Mhango, (standing), Charlton Nyirenda (standing), Yona Walesi (seated), Joyce Tafatatha.
Team Malawi

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