At least 22 athletes could represent the country at this year’s Commonwealth Games slated for Birmingham, England from July 28 to August 8, Times Sport can reveal.
Malawi will be represented by netball, judo, swimming, boxing, athletics and judo.
Malawi Commonwealth Games Association (MCGA) Treasurer General Henry Sakala, who is also the games’ chef de mission, said the number of athletes was in-line with the allocation which Malawi got.
“Netball is a team event and will feature 12 players whereas the rest of the disciplines will battle for 10 slots. We were allocated this number. This is why we indicated that we are not taking journeymen to the event. We will take only athletes that will compete and not participate,” he said.
Sakala could not be drawn to comment on the number of officials that would travel with the athletes.
“It is too early to list down the officials as it hinges on a number of things including roles to be played. For instance, the netball team will have other officials like coaches and team manager.
This will be known later,” he said.
Sakala said preparations for the games were underway.
“The athletes have been camping in readiness for the games,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sakala has said Malawi will join Commonwealth Day 2022 celebrations today.
“A service will be held at Westminster Abbey in London and, as Malawi, we will also be commemorating the day,” he said.