Three local swimmers are expected to take part in the 14 Africa Swimming Confederation (Cana) Africa junior/senior swimming and open water championships in Accra, Ghana.
The three athletes are Tayamika Chang’anamuno (21 years) who will compete in the seniors category whereas Muhammed Ali Moosa (15 years) and Jessica Makwenda (15 years) will compete in the juniors category.
The championship will start today and end on October 17 at the Trust Sports Emporium (Bukom Arena).
Moosa, speaking before departure at Kamuzu International Airport on Saturday, said he was prepared for the event.
“For the past four months, it has been hard due to Covid but we hope to do our best. Malawians should have trust in us and we will deliver,” Moosa said.
Brave Lifa, who is the trainer for the athletes, was also optimistic that the swimmers would deliver positive results during the competition.
“We are expecting good results from them. It will also be a very good experience for the athletes after a long break due to Covid,” he said.
Malawi Aquatic Union (Mau) General Secretary Beatrice Makwenda said the athletes had prepared well.
“The swimmers have prepared well and we expect them to perform in Ghana. The most important thing is that we want the swimmers to have personal best times,” Makwenda said.
A total of 500 athletes from 50 African countries have confirmed their participation in the event.