The Malawi Rugby National team is expected to leave the country tomorrow (31st August) for the Sevens Rugby tournament in Zambia.
The team will leave with twelve players under the tutelage of Justin Mkandawire and his assistant Martin Chikalakala.
The tournament will take place this coming weekend.
Publicity Secretary for the Rugby Football Union of Malawi Cedric Chewale believes they have what it takes to claim good results at the tournament.
“People are not giving us a chance because we are going there as underdogs and this is the first time, but we confident that we are going to go there and perform wonders.
we know there are mountains to climb but we are very much geared for any attack.”Chewale added
In preparation for the tournament the team has had to deal with a number of challenges including a lack of funding.
Locally we cannot say that we have received much support, especially on the financial side. We have been struggling, with our preparations because we had no money so we failed to go into camp in time.” Chiwale said.
However the team remains optimistic of representing the country well at the tournament.
We are not promising anything, but trust me, our heads are up and we are very hungry to play these games.
This is the third Malawian team to participate in an international tournament this month alone.
The first was the National Netball team the Queens who performed poorly at the African Netball Championship, followed by the women’s cricket team which also had a tough time at the just ended T20 Cricket Tournament in Botswana.