Msowoya, Mbilizi win Airtel Nchalo Golf tourney

Written by  Patrick Lunda

Nestor Msowoya and Roza Mbilizi won Airtel Nchalo Golf Tournament on Saturday as Blantyre Sports Club golfers dominated the competition.

Msowoya (left) being congratulated by Kamoto Msowoya (left) being congratulated by Kamoto

Msowoya scored 35 points to win his first Airtel Championship in the men’s category while Mbilizi won her second Airtel championship in the ladies section with 34 points.

John Gift Mwakhwawa was on second with 34 points after counting back Kenam Siula who settled for third position.

Carol Banda finished on second in the ladies category having scored 34 points.

Msowoya was all smiles for winning his first Airtel golf tournament in the scorching heat of Shire Valley.

“I am very happy to win the first Airtel organised competition. I had a wonderful team who pushed me through and through,” Msowoya said.

“I have been played well of late and I knew that it was coming. I think I played well on the back nine.”

Mbilizi also said he was happy to win tournament after a bad start.

“I am very happy to win the tournament. This is my second time to Airtel golf tournament after Country Club Limbe competition,” Mbilizi said.

Airtel Chief Commercial Manager Charles Kamoto said the country’s mobile phone provider sponsored the tournament because of among things business interest it has with the golf fraternity.

“We take golf as an opportunity because as we also have an opportunity to share our business interest during the competition. So we make the golfers feel relaxed and give them pleasure,” he said.

He also applauded the golfers for a good patronage.

“The turnout was fantastic. Considering the format of the tournament, shotgun we were oversubscribed with a field of 72 golfers,” Kamoto said.

Airtel donated K200,000 towards the golf course maintenance for Nchalo Golf Course.

Artel will also sponsor golf tournaments at Gymkhana Club in Zomba and Kasasa’s Golf Course in Dwangwa.

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