Malawi Queens coach takes ‘positives’ from England series

Malawi Queens coach Mary Waya has said her side endure a torrid examination of their development during their two –match series against England which they failed to win but she is  happy to take the positives out of the series .

Waya: I’ve got so many good things to take from it

Waya: I’ve got so many good things to take from it

England and Malawi Queens during their Saturday match

England and Malawi Queens during their Saturday match

Waya told Nyasa Times in an exclusive interview at White House Hotel in Worcester on Saturday night after Malawi Queens lost 65-44 to England at the University Arena in Worcester.

Malawi also lost to England during Wednesday’s match 36-68 at London’s Copper Box Arena.

Waya described her team as a “development squad”, saying it was severely examined during the series.

“Obviously it was disappointing because we lost both matches, but we’ve got to look at some of the positives as well and hopefully use them to move forwards and start a new chapter,” Waya said.

The coach said she used the test series to give some players game time and experience.

“We were also trying players in different roles like Lauren (Ngwira) who is played as goalkeeper was trained as a shooter and played in that role very well,” said Waya.

She said the squad missed senior players New Zealand based Mwai Kumwenda, Tina Kamzati and Beatrice Mpinganjira.

“We really missed their services but it has been useful for some players to learn,” she said.

Malawi played a much better side on Saturday in front of a capacity crowd showcasing their own awe inspiring athleticism and agility with Sindi Simutowe scoring more goals .

“There are positives to take from the games,” Waya pointed out.

The matches were part of the preparation for the 2015 Netball World Cup, which takes place in Australia in August.

Malawi starting 7: GS – Ngwira, GA – Simtowe, WA – Kumwenda, C – Lwazi, WD – Kachilika, GD – Mtukule, GK – Vikhumbo

England starting 7: GS – Harten, GA – Dunn, WA – Greenway, C – Clarke, WD – Francis, GD – Beckford-Chambers, GK – Mentor

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A waya kukula mtima bwanji ?


This is very stupid. Seven losses is a stretch because of arrogance. Even when in leadership positions, accept mistakes if you are being checked though by juniors. The contributions by the likes of Mwawi should not be underated. Mwawi may not be indispensable but until a suitable replacement is found and given enough time, you just need Mwawi for the sake of the ten and the nation

Sports Guru

Let the team carry on without people who think they are bigger than the team, this is an opportunity to expose others on the international scene. And, stop blaming my Mary Waya, you don’t expect her to perform miracles overnight? Keep up the good work Mary!

Very Angry

NAM mudzamva nkhwangwa ili m’mutu inu. Mary Waya is a player not a coach. Bring back THE COURCH Sir Sayenda who brought the team to where it is. The past games without him you were just nursing the skills he left behind and now we can rate you. How many consecutive loss. Losing a game or two is a misfortune but losing all the games from the last tornament and this one too is a carelessness. Resign Mary for the better of our Team.


waya pls just resign we r tired with ur story s u wnt the Queens to go down


Women busy with jealousy otherwise swallow ur pride bring back Mwayi and her colleagues.


Mary Waya should resign 7 or 8 consecutive losses and she says we’re still learning what a shame


being a good player does not make you a good coach, its time saenda must come back others wise dont say I didn’t warn you!!!


Une ngati coach ndikunena kuti its better to lose with a disciplines team than to win with players that have put their interest first. I’ll take in a player who is not interested. Even ma players like mwai, adzandivomereza akadzakhala ma coach tsiku lina. They are where they are becoz they were given a Platform to shine in the national team


Nzeru za azimayi zopusa,kuzolowera mijedo pa mtondo,thats why you are destroying were a pride of the nation now you’ve turned yourselves into punching must know you are playing with tax payers money.sort out your problems with the players you left behind and stop cashgating with their money.

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