By Ronald Mpaso:
Malawi Olympic Committee (Moc) has stepped up preparations for this year’s All Africa Games by calling into camp 33 athletes from four sports disciplines.
The athletes, drawn from judo, archery, athletics and taekwondo, are camping at Moc’s OlympAfrica Centre in Lilongwe.
Moc Public Relations Officer, Kythrina Phiri, said the camp training session was the second phase of an on-going process of scrutinising, assessing and preparing athletes for the continental event.
“These are the athletes we have earmarked for selection into Team Malawi to compete at the All Africa Games in Morocco this year. We are working with associations that govern the four sports disciplines in the country to select the best,” Phiri said.
She said camping started last week and would run for 20 days ahead of the Games in the North African country next month.
“They are undergoing intensive training which will help the technical team to select Team Malawi for the All Africa Games, as well as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” Phiri said.
National taekwondo Coach, Lovemore Masinga, said he had four male and two female athletes in camp.
“I have confidence in my athletes. They are in great shape. We are working hard to ensure that they qualify to represent the country in Morocco,” Masinga said.
The first phase of the training camps was held in May and had 38 athletes from judo, athletics, archery and table tennis.
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