The Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) through Sports Writers Association of Malawi (SWAM) has trained sports journalists on issues to do with sports administration and how they can be involved in developing different sporting activities in the country.
Over 20 sports journalists from different Media houses in Blantyre took part in the two day course on sports administration which was held at sports council in Blantyre from the 3rd of June to the 4th of June 2016.
Speaking during the course, Isaac Masingati said journalists play a vital role in linking up people across the world that is why they invited the sports journalists to take part on the sports administration course so that they should be equipped with the technical knowhow on how they can be reporting different sporting activities in Malawi.
Among other things the sports journalists were also given the technical experience on some of the challenges which are faced by developing countries like Malawi in the development of sports and the role of sports science in high sports performance.
Speaking after the course, Dr Mark Tembo the only physical doctor in Malawi, said that sports journalists should not only concentrate on major sporting activities they have to be also tackling minor sporting activities so as to develop sports in the country.
“Journalists play a big role in telling people what’s going on in the world, we want them to develop different sporting activities in the country, they have to expose different talents they should not only be focused on major sporting events like football and netball,” said Dr Tembo.
He added that sports journalists have to have the passion to be reporting on other sporting activities so as to help sports to develop in Malawi.
On his part, SWAM president Peter Kanjere thanked the Malawi Olympic Committee for equipping journalists with knowledge on sports administration.
Kanjere added that the journalists will show the world that they have benefited from the course as they will be reporting on various sporting activities so as to help in the development of sports in Malawi.
Malawi24’s Orton Nyirenda, Andrew Chilapondwa and Joseph Dumbula were also part of the trained journalists.