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Region 5 experts back in Malawi for further inspection

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African Union Sports Council (AUSC) officials are back in the country to assess preparedness ahead of the Region 5 Youth Games scheduled for December 2 to 11 in Lilongwe.

AUSC Region 5 Chief Executive Officer Stanley Mutoya is leading the delegation.

The officials toured Bingu National Stadium, Griffin Saenda Indoor Sports Complex (under construction), Civo Stadium, Natural Resources College (NRC) and Nalikule Teachers Training College.

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They will also inspect the Aquatic Sports Complex under construction at Kamuzu Institute for Sports, Silver Stadium and other facilities that are earmarked to host the Games.

Additionally, the officials are expected to hold a series of meetings with local sports federations ahead of the Games.

Since last year, Region 5 officials have been visiting Malawi to assess the level of preparedness.

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The Youth Games are expected to be officially launched on Wednesday in Lilongwe.

While in the country, the officials will brief the media on their tour on Wednesday.

Local Organising Committee Chief Executive Officer Emma Mabvumbe said details will be available after the inspection.

The Region 5 Games will attract about 3,000 athletes from Southern Africa.

Athletes will compete in sporting disciplines including football, netball, boxing, volleyball, basketball, athletics, judo and tennis.

BNS will host the opening and the closing ceremony of the Youth Games.

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