The Association of Malawians living in Kenya (AMAKE) has organized an annual inter-country sports activities scheduled this Saturday October 6, at Don Bosco, in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi.
The annual event dubbed ZIMAZA acronym for Zimbabwe-Malawi-Zambia provides ‘sporty’ interaction among Malawians, Zimbabweans and Zambians living in Kenya.
Sports activities will include soccer, volleyball, basketball, netball, relay racing and long distance walking.
Publicity Secretary for AMAKE Robert Hanjahanja told Nyasa Times from Kenya that the event gives Malawians opportunity “to pit our skills against our neighbours once again and let them know that we are not akazi awo (their wives) sportswise.”
Hanjahanja says the event will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and will run through the day up to 4 in the afternoon.
“It will end with an award ceremony as usual with trophies being given for various categories as well as the prestigious and much envied overall country-winners trophy”.
Malawi is currently holding the main trophy from last year’s event.
Hanjahanja owes the success to Malawian students studying in Kenya whom he says are much fit, vibrant and able bodied than some of the old timers that are in the country.
“They helped us carry the day last year with their undeniable skills in soccer, volleyball and basketball,” he says.
According to Hanjahanja the event will be another family day when families and students alike will come out to enjoy themselves in the Nairobi sun, have nyama yowotcha (roasted meat), enjoy traditional dances, meet with new Malawians in the country and rekindle the very friendly ‘rivalry’ that exists between the three countries.
“With over 150 Malawian families in Nairobi alone and over 200 students scattered in the various universities, Malawi presents a rather formidable front and if we come in our numbers, it should be another day of victory,” says Hanjahanja.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :