General Alliance Squash fires up C’wealth preps


Squash Malawi says it will use the General Alliance Squash tournament as a platform to kick-start 2018 Commonwealth Games preparations.

Squash Malawi Vice- President, Gordon Benbow, said this in view of the on-going three-day national tournament, which started yesterday at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre.

Benbow said they expected many players from Lilongwe to take part in the competition which ends tomorrow.


He also disclosed that they had seeded some players ahead of the competition.

“This should mark the start of 2018 Commonwealth Games preparations,” Benbow explained.

“With a resurgent Chiku Mkutumula, and Stephano Simwao back in training, the action should be intense.”


He added: “So, it really is a battle of the older top players- James Matewere, Julius Taulo, and Aubrey Taulo who will be seeded one, two and three in that order versus the younger top players, Chembe Matewere (fourth seed), Chisomo Taulo (sixth seed), Chisomo Mwathunga (seventh seed), Yonah Thom (eighth seed), and James Chapikira (ninth seed).”

He hailed General Alliance for sponsoring the squash tournament to the tune of K500,000.

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