Weight-lifting and Body-building Association of Malawi (WBAM) has engaged five reputable judges to handle this year’s Mr. Malawi Body-building contest at Mkango Lodge, Blantyre on Saturday.
WBAM general secretary, Harold Mwayang’ana, said Dr. Wilson Mandala and Emmanuel Gama are among the officials to handle the contest.
“Dr. Mandala is well-known in body-building circles, and he has contributed a lot to the sport. Similarly, Gama is respected in body-building and he once represented the country at the 2008 World Championship in Dubai,” he said.
Mwayang’ana said body-builders were given time to prepare for the contest and they were expecting stiff competition.
“So far, about 30 body-builders have registered. Before the actual contest, we will screen them to see if they qualify for the competition,” he said.
Mwayang’ana said after the body-building contest, patrons will enjoy a gig by Black Missionaries.
“We have deliberately hired Black Missionaries so that they should entertain people. The mood will help winners celebrate,” he said.
“This time, only paid-up body-builders will be allowed to take part in the Mr. Malawi contest.”
Each body-builder is required to pay an annual membership fee of K2,400.
Henry Master is the defending champion, whereas Brown Gondwe finished second with Yasin Ichocho Suwedi being third in last year’s event.
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