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Golfers raise K1.5 million for Surgeons

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In a case of sports making an impact in society, Blantyre Sports Club golfers at the weekend helped to raise K1.5 million towards College of Surgeons of East, Central and

Southern Africa Conference to take place in Blantyre after a fortnight.

The tournament attracted 45 golfers, and it targeted K3 million.

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Over 33 companies supported the golf tournament, but the major sponsors were Sparc System Limited.

At the end of the day, it was the G4S team of Ignatius Kambale and Philip Phambala that won the tournament with 48 points after edging out Nathan Nkhata and John Terrence Mhango who finished second.

“We are happy that we have won today. What matters most is that the tournament has helped to raise funds to assist in the health sector,” Kambale said.

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In the individual stable-ford competition, Kambale triumphed again with 45 points followed by George Chirwa.

Carao Van De Want was the best of the rest in the juniors’ category. Member of Surgical Association of Malawi, Wakisa Mulwafu, said they were pleased with the golfers’ contribution towards the conference.

“We expect six surgeons to graduate during the conference. It is a very important event because we have a few [17] surgeons in Malawi,” he said.

Mulwafu said they would put up initiatives to meet the K1.5 million shortfall.

Sparc Systems director, Wisely Phiri, said they decided to support the golf tournament to contribute to the health sector.

“For all of us to be here and play golf, it is because of good health. This country is facing several challenges and the shortage of doctors is one of them,” he said.

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