Tennis player Lumeta leaves for USA
MALAWI’S tennis prospect Chisomo Lumeta on Saturday finally left the country for United States of America to pursue a two year programme in his quest to turn into a professional player.
Lumeta was offered a scholarship by one of America’s leading institutions, Seminole State College after graduating from International Tennis Federation High Performance Centre in Morocco.
The youngster becomes the second player to study in America in a space of a month after local ladies senior player Tadala Kandulu also went to USA for similar course.
Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi (LTAM) general secretary, Christopher Kachale, said they were hoping Lumeta would succeed in America. “Those that had the privilege to watch Lumeta during the Presidential Initiative national championship would bear witness that the player has developed massively.
We have the confidence that he will continue to develop his game in America and eventually, turn professional,” he said.
Kachale said they were indebted to the government through Malawi National Council of Sports for supporting Lumeta to travel to USA. The LTAM GS said Malawi’s tennis reputation would enhance after exporting Lumeta and Kandulu to USA.
“Possibly, some colleges will try to sport some players from Malawi as well. We just hope that both Chisomo and Tadala will be outstanding to promote Malawi,” he said.
Kandulu was awarded a scholarship to study and play tennis at Southern Wesleyan University.
US citizen, Parke Morris, spotted Kandulu when he came to Malawi to donate some tennis items at the Blantyre Youth Centre.
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