Malawi Queens fail to reach semis, lose by 1 goal to Jamaica: Netball World Cup

Malawi Queens on Friday endured a second consecutive Netball World Cup defeat with a narrow 62-63 against Jamaica at Sydney Olympic Park, Australia shattering the dreams of reaching the semi-.finals.

Mtukule: She had a great performance for Malawi

Mtukule: She had a great performance for Malawi

It was a close contest match which Malawi Queens should count themselves unlucky to have not secured the semi-final berth.

The Sunshine Girls, fourth-ranked team in the world, were level on points with Malawi, ranked sixth before the match.

The result decided the team to advance to the last four behind Pool E leaders New Zealand.

Jamaica led Malawi in first and second quarters by 19-13 and 19-16.

Malawi Queens won the last two quarters by 17-10 and 16-15.

It was a tense finish as the match would have gone any way.

Praise should go to the tenacity of Malawi players who rallied to cause the upset.

Mwayi Kumwenda netted 39 of her 41 goal shooting attempts and goal attacker Sindi Simutowe had a 100 percent shooting accuracy netting 23 out of her 23 attempts.

Simutowe, who received 26 centre pass, had seven goal assists while Kumwenda has one goal assist.

Bridget Kumwenda (Wing Attack), Takondwa Lwazi (centre), Grace Mwafulirwa (Wing Defender), Caroline Mtukule (Goal defender) and Goalkeeper Lauren Ngwira did put up a fight in all fairness but it was not to be.

However, there is a flicker of hope, Malawi Queens team is under development and they will break the top four in the next world netball outing.

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ochewa
Guest

Bravo Queens! Pano tiyika nthumba lokuthanizani other than flame. Well wishers taapatsani thumba asungwana awa!

kiddings
Guest

They are doing some fantastic job let the nation be proud

ephraim
Guest

The Malawi queens were just unlucky otherwise they tried their level best.

Dincan Ng'oma
Guest

Am proud of you guys the Queens you have done it without asheming us .YOU deserve an houner

joe joe
Guest

As a country, we ought to be so proud of how magnificently the girls have defended the Malawi flag. On the contrary, the Flames team has only brought shame and humiliation to our nation. It is sensible for the better funding and support curently being provided to the Flames be transferred to the Queens who deserve it by a mile.Proud of Malawi Queens. Love you Mwawi Kumwenda!

Mtochi
Guest

Good fight i salute u girls. I have my cousin 3 meters tall who can be lopped in for better results

Smickey
Guest

Well done Queens, you have done us proud as a nation. Queens you’re True Heroes and you should be proud of yourselves with your relentless performance and the respect you have earned from all your opponents during the tournament……

Lovemaniac 91
Guest

When dd u c kut pakufunika taller defenders and shotters? Mmene mmawina u were just making noise on net. Akubabadan mwayamba coaching, shame! Aganyufe timangupenya kuti iii amatere amzathuwa. Adali maloto achumba ndithu. Ife ndiye tikumwa wamkaka!! Wakwiya ndi mfiti+10!!! Musova!

B.M.Z. Pkiri
Guest

My family and I deeply hail the Queens for putting up such a great show at the World Cup. Congrats, girls.

K.W. Mtambo
Guest

Our girls have really made us proud, others should be shaken and that one day Queens will plunder the top 4 champions. South Africa is not there size, akule kaye, the msg is clear by now.

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