Coach Griffin Saenda deserves the plaudits for Malawi Queens glory

Malawians have praised coach for national netball  team, Griffin  Saenda  for guiding the Queens  to finish third at the Fast Five World netball series  having beaten renowned sides like England and Jamaica.

Saenda: Fully deserves the plaudits

Saenda: Fully deserves the plaudits

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) General Secretary Carol Bapu said Saenda f ully deserves the plaudits after leading his side to the top three of the table.

A Blantyre based business woman Thandiwe Mwandila told Nyasa  Times that it’s high time the country  recognise in a special way the Queens coach for his contribution to the game.

“I don’t think we have to go round and round now searching for someone to lead our mighty Queens. He (Saenda) is the Godfather of Malawi ‘s netball. Take or leave it, Saenda is by far the best netball Coach the country has ever produced. I don’t think I will be wrong if I call him Sir…or Professor,” said Mwandila.

Another Malawian living in the United Kingdom, Joel Manda tweeted “give Saenda special recognition. ..he deserves it.

Several Malawians have stormed the social media  network to express their opinion following the Queens famous achievement at the 2016 Fast Five World netball series.

Some believe the 2016 Fast Five World netball series  will be remembered with the Queens boogy woogy celebrations   following their famous win over England that led them claim third spot for the first time in the history of the  competition.

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7 thoughts on “Coach Griffin Saenda deserves the plaudits for Malawi Queens glory”

  1. Kwacha Malawi says:

    Well done Mr Saenda but remember this is 1st test then another 2nd test is coming on the way. Keep it up so that you should show your dynamic experience of netball. Do not feel your satisfaction, I know many times when things lasts this stage somehow block your wisdom. Let see where you fallen last time. If many praises are coming, some people want to see your weakness, mostly Malawian are very difficult people in particular. Today Malawi Queens has done it to reach top 3 Fast 5 competition, lets give them a credit of praise, if next time game get out of their hands, let us also accept a defeat and let encourage them, thus masewera. Malawian problem is that they wanted always be winning side which is impossible. Remember, in sports some will win, some will lose. Next time don’t humiliated them when they lost.

  2. Waphuma says:

    Please NAM why did you fire Mr Saenda in the first place. If this man had remained as a coach we would have been within the top four in the world. Koma kaya ndi ma jealous. Mary Waya and Late Connis Mhone had no experience whatsoever of coaching the QUEENS. Bravo Saenda we are behind you. Kodi simunamve za gender equality?

  3. Nyamakumutu says:

    Kusamva azimai ena Aja we said it before give Mr. Sayenda the position of head coach inu mukuti ayi nafe tingapange nawo zimenezi. Just last two months we were humiliated even by Zimbabwe because of such mediocrity. Thanks Mr. Sayanda and the Qeeune’s for a job welcome done shame to those other NAM ladies who despised Mwai and Mr. Sayenda

  4. Mphwache says:

    Thanks to the Queens and Saenda, but as a foot note, someone needs to explain that Fast5 netball is not the same as standard netball. Last time Malawi took part in Fast5, we beat Australia and almost beat England. For those in the know, Australia had only 2 regular players ( a defender and a shooter who only came in for the power play), South Africa had only 1 regular player, Jamaica had only 1 regular player (you did not see the tall/tall Jamaican shooter in the games). New Zealand had no regular national players at all. Malawi had atleast 8 first team players out of 10. That tells you something about the weight attached to the Fast5 competition.

    Let Zagallo Saenda prove himself in a regular netball competition next year, and then we can sing his praises.

    1. AKWENI TOO MUCH MAKE UP says:

      You win competitions like this two three times. You become regular winners.

    2. Waphuma says:

      Ukunama iwe. If there is a competititon second to the world netball cup is Fast five. Its very difficult compared to the standard competition. Majealous Bwa???

  5. Zinenani says:

    Big up to Sir Griffin. My question however: to NAM: why did you unceremoniously throw him out despite good results? and to the Queens: why don’t you respond so positively when the team is under a lady coach. Griffin wooooyeeeeee

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