The Northern Junior Squash Association (NJSA) Closed Tournament finished on a high note at Tuks on Sunday, with the reigning U16 Champion Awande Malinga successfully defending her title after beating Ashton Weir.

Malinga managed to complete all three days without dropping a game, earning herself a spot to represent Gauteng North during the inter-provincial tournament which will take place on the 15th -19th next month, in Bloemfontein.

The 13-year-old was elated with her performance.
Malinga continues to excel in her age group as well as in the senior level where she usually competes.

Though her father Celumusa Malinga is extremely proud of his daughter but he also expressed his anxieties that the more the talented Malinga qualifies for bigger competitions, the more expensive it becomes for him. – Report by Sinovuyo Ndudane