Yanga to grace Malawi’s 59th Independence anniversary celebrations

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Young Africans Spokesman, Ali Kamwe (Image: YangaSC)

The government of Malawi has invited NBC Premier League Champions, Young Africans to mark the climax of the 59th  anniversary celebration of the nation’s independence that will be held on Thursday.

Young Africans will play against local champions Nyasa Big Bullets in the Independence celebrations that will also be graced by Tanzania’s President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, will undertake a three-day State visit to Malawi from 5th to 7th July, 2023.

The trip was announced on Monday  by Young Africans Club Information Officer, Ali Kamwe while talking to journalists in Dar es Salaam and explained that the schedule was not in their initial preseason plans but they feel honoured and privileged to be invited for such an event.

“We have received a special invitation from the Government of Malawi to play a special game on the 59th anniversary of Malawi’s Independence to be held on July 6, 2023. It is a great honour for our Club and for the Nation as a whole”

“The guest of honour at Malawi’s independence celebrations is the President of Tanzania Hon. Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan and the government of Malawi gave us this unique honour with this great and historic invitation” said Kamwe

He added, “With the respect that the Government of Malawi has given us Young Africans, seeing that we deserve to provide entertainment to Malawians celebrating their independence anniversary, the leadership of Young Africans called the players to inform them that we have to go to Malawi to honour the historic invitation,”

Kamwe added that the Young Africans  squad will depart for Malawi on Wednesday with about 15 players from the first team and an addition of six others from the youth squad. As a mark of respect to the Malawi government, Kamwe said they will parade all their trophies won last season.

Young Africans won the Community Shield, NBC Premier League title and the Federation Cup as well earning first runners up medals in the CAF Confederation Cup following a final defeat against Algeria’s USM Alger on away goals rule. They will travel on a chartered flight.

The club will also unveil their first signing of the coming season today. The new signing will be part of the travelling squad to Malawi and will feature against Nyasa Big Bullets. In addition to playing the friendly, Young Africans will be treated to a state dinner by Malawi president Lazarus Chakwera.

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