Malawi Queens beat Zambia to book final berth with South Africa in Diamonds Challenge

Malawi Queens cruised through into the finals of the Diamonds Challenge Netball Tournament on Thursday evening after beating Zambia 60-34 in a one sided affair at Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Airborne! Sindi  Simutowe

Airborne! Sindi Simutowe

Part of the action between Malawi Queens and Zambia

Part of the action between Malawi Queens and Zambia

Malawi Queens celebrate beating Zambia

Malawi Queens celebrate beating Zambia

The Queens will face their rivals South Africa on Friday at the Ugu Sports Centre in Margate.

Coach Piece Chawinga-Kaluwa maintained the squad of Joyce Mvula (Ellen Chiboko)(GS), Sindi Simtowe (GA), Thandi Galeta (Rose Mkanda) (WA), Takondwa Lwazi (C), Joana Kachilika (Grace Mwafulirwa-Mhango)(WD), Carol Mtukule-Ngwira (GD), Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda (GK).

The massive support from South African supporters encouraged the Queens to slaughter the She-Chipolopolo with 15-8, 27-18 and 46-24 leads in the first three-quarters, before finishing them off in the last quarter .

However, it was Blue Eagles Sisters slippery shooter Joyce Mvula who was a darling to watch in the first and second quarter when notching in baskets with the combination of Complex Tigresses evergreen attacker Sindi Simutowe.

Mvula was however, substituted in the fourth quarter for versatile Ellen Chibokho.

Malawi evergreen shooter Sindi Simutowe was chosen player of the match and she went away with K120 000 prize (R3000).

Malawi Queens coach Kaluwa was on cloud nine hailing her troops for an outstanding performance.

“The girls played very well and the shooters were brilliant. We have now to focus in tomorrows final against South Africa,” said Kaluwa.

Friday’s final match between Malawi and South Africa will be beamed live on the World of Champions, SuperSport Channels: CSN, Select-SA and SS4.–Photos by Netball South Africa

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37 thoughts on “Malawi Queens beat Zambia to book final berth with South Africa in Diamonds Challenge”

  1. Jeromy Kadewere be serious says:

    Coach Piece Chawinga? kkkk Piece as in soya pieces?kkk koma ya English at its worst by this reporter.

  2. Sapitwa says:

    Mumandichotsa manyazi muliyenda mwanga. “Where do you come from?” Malawi. “Oh Malawi Queens!”

  3. Cazorla says:

    It will only be worth celebrating when /if you beat South Africa !

  4. maganizo anga says:


  5. wamwaka says:

    Ka DANCE kaja bwanji?

  6. chibuwe Thomas says:

    Goo queens

  7. Khwethemu says:

    Timu ya atumbuka okha okha. Everyone in the team is a Tumbuka or comes from the North. We need Quota system applied to this Northern region sided team. Undiyankhenso iyi. Nevertheress congratulations

  8. Thenjiwe says:

    May God Himself, who has brought you this far in this competition see you through as you meet the Proteas. Nothing is impossible with this Great God. May He show up in this ever- positive team with His peace as Jehovah Shalom, and may you all our esteemed players be at peace, mtima m’malo, and focus on this Great and Almighty God. Take it easy, mtima m’malo and see what He will do for you. The Proteas’ defeat you saw in the first encounter shall you see no more again forever, because the heavenly hosts will play through you. All you need to do as you play is being still in your hearts, mtima pansi, phuma ayi. Then you will see the Proteas drowning in the heavy cheers of their home-ground support and cheers as you cross over to your deserved defeat and lace of honour. That’s my prayer for you our Queens, in Jesus’ Christ name. Amen!

  9. gloria says:

    congrads ladies

  10. chris says:

    congratulations asikana athu! all the best in ur finals!

  11. yooo says:

    Congrats ladies,here iam with minister of sports we discuss supporting you,(fund)

  12. Timmy Kawiya says:

    I wish you all the best our sisters, go Queens go and make us more and more happy

  13. sexy man says:

    Ife ndiye ndimanyamphati, timalimbikila mtunda wopanda madzi “football ” koma zabwino zilipo izi. Shupit boma no more kutulutsa ndalama za football. Ma tsunawa aliyese mumugulire Vitz

  14. Charter says:

    Forget about Flames!!! The good we have are the Queens. Put all the money into improving the improvable Queens. Flames have demonstrated countless times they are UN-improvable! They enjoy drink and pomp, period!

  15. mphini za mutchafu says:

    Congrays the qieens osati za ma flames boys zozichinya okhazi every game ngati saona

  16. madyebwe says:

    Go ma queens go!!

  17. mbani says:

    We very to start using our language not Queens or flames let’s just translate these.look the Chipolopolo and the Bafanabafana why not us

  18. Namisako. says:

    nkhani ili Friday,kalimbeni atsikana.Pressure is SA side,akuntheni lero.

  19. Hebdo says:

    If only there was a way to turn these amazing girls in to boys..Flames wouldn’t have been embarrassing us like that

  20. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    these girls are also beautiful as you can look at their faces…………..i love you all, go forward and make us proud!

  21. Odi uko! says:

    Bolaso kuma sapota netball kusiyana ndi football, football ya malawi azagosiya! Palibe tsogolo! Monse anayambila kuluza, kumangowononga ndalama… Useless

  22. Mwatikondwsa ana akwathu inu ma notherners baxi

  23. Peter says:


  24. i miss jb says:

    kodi mumangosewera opanda game plan iloyonse? zigoli zonsezo zachani pilizi? pano mwatoperatu yet mawa mukumana ndi joni. ten baskets are enough then relax and save your energy. even the joni supporters know this thats why they were oversupporting you.

  25. Maxwell Kaliofas says:

    Uku ndiye kubwera zabwino zonse pamene mukumenya ma finals mawa lino

  26. Kennedy says:

    We’re behind you girls, go you can make it be brave tomorrow. We wish you all the best, we should leave the frames and go with the girls.

  27. Madzi ndimoyo says:

    WOW. Another pant is on the way.

  28. damianochimangeni says:

    Congrats girls for demolishing Zambia with a landslide triumph,we are proud of you!!!!!!Wishing you the very best tomorrow as we revenge in paralysing the Proteas!!!!

  29. ujeni says:

    This team need a proper large indoor arena constructed for them in Lilongwe the capital City. We should not fail this team.

  30. Nsena says:

    Abantombaza ba style am proud of the queens osati nkhalamba zija zopusa basi

  31. SALIMA BOYS says:

    Uku nde kukhala kaya,osati zija iluchita Flames…Congrats Osungwana.

  32. patrick banda says:


  33. Khwinda says:

    Awa samatichitisa manyazi,, mwaitha!!

  34. Kadakwiza says:

    Congratulations our sisters. Keep it up.

    1. Iam very proud of the Malawi Queens. Big up!

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