Malawi Schools Sports Association (MASSA) has released a list of athletes for Confederation of School Sports Association of Southern Africa (COSSASA) athletics championship for Under-13 and Under-17 to be held in Harare Zimbabwe from over the weekend.
Malawi Schools Sports Association General Secretary Blackson Malamula said Malawi would participate for the first time courtesy Malawi National Council of Sports who have paid R65,000 (K3.2 million) affiliation fees.
“In an effort to nurture and develop talent from grassroots and to network, Malawi Schools Sports Association (MASSA) has affiliated and become a member of COSSASA. After requesting Malawi National Council of Sports, the Council responded positively by affiliating to COSSASA,” Malamula said.
He said following the developmement MASSA has become a full member of COSSASA which will enable it to participate and host COSSASA games.
“Athletes will gain exposure through participation in such tournaments and networking among other benefits,” he said.
The 16-team athletes would be accompanied by seven officials and would travel by road to Zimbabwe. The following is the full list of the travelling squad:
Jollen Gama, Aaron James, Moneyi Chingaipe, Mercy Zgambo, Charles Gama,Odetta Kachingwe, Bisalomu Laisoni, Prisca Makumba, Levi Mhango, Victoria Banda, Clara Mose, Ellen Nyoka, Cosmas Maziya, Linda Kachere, Trova Nkosi, Mercy Malembo.
Paul Silungwe – Government Official ( Ministry of Education), Edmond Chakwira – Vice-President (Malawi Schools Sports Association (MASSA), MacMillan Maziya -Vice G/S (MASSA)
Christopher Kabwazi – Team Manager(Boys), Hilda Masande – Team Manager (girls), James Dzantenge- Driver.