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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105 thoughts on “Malawi Queens fail to reach semis, lose by 1 goal to Jamaica: Netball World Cup”

  1. ochewa says:

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

  2. kiddings says:

    They are doing some fantastic job let the nation be proud

  3. ephraim says:

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

  4. Dincan Ng'oma says:

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

  5. joe joe says:

    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!

  6. Mtochi says:

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

  7. Smickey says:

    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……

  8. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    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!

  9. B.M.Z. Pkiri says:

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

  10. K.W. Mtambo says:

    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.

  11. muloleni f says:

    Peace chawinga should start looking taller gk at the back cos what I can see in this sport is the taller the winner peperiod .

  12. Naaah says:

    Mrs Chawinga and her counter Mrs Waya ,they have to find Goal Deffenders (GD) and Goal Attackers (GA ) that have a heights like Naiken a Jamaican Goal Shooter (GS);only then we will break in top four #MyOpinion

  13. Observer says:

    I have been watching queens closely! These girls deserve our congratulations. They played all lungs out. My observation is that Coaches should spend much time on scouting for Taller girls especially back and upfront. To say the truth the current team stretched themselves playing against those taller girls from Jamaica, Newzealand and south Africa. Otherwise Malawi was and is a beauty to watch. Thumps up Mwai and Sintowe (The Sniper)

  14. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Loss is a loss, no matter one basket, talephera basi. Dont come here. Aphedwe!

  15. Katong'ongo says:

    Cindi chenjera!! Banyakhe abo bakukhumba nambara yako mba chimbwi (fisi kudambwe). Ise tikuzomerezga yayi bachimbwi na bakambwe kuseweleska badumbu bithu. Takana tetetete, chibenjibenji. Bangapandamo chimbutu chiheni. The Queens should have landed in Mzuzu and we give them a standing ovation.

    1. i love sindi simutowe says:

      sizikumveka. english or chichewa please!

  16. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Dont give up Ma Queens We salute you. You are fantastic. Next time very soon you will manage it. tidzakhale ma hos adzamvetsa.

  17. Myao says:

    AMATI AGOLETSE, CHINSABWE CHALUMA CHALUMA B***, REMEMBER THAT SONG. THERE ARE NO CHANGES IN AS FAR AS THE RANKINGS (1- 5, mokokera 1-6) ARE CONCERNED;
    1. AUSTRALIA 2. NEW ZEALAND 3. JAMAICA 4. ATSAMUNDA 5. MALAWI/ SOUTHAFRICA!!!

  18. Agripa says:

    There is nothing we can compare the queens performance with in Malawi. Politics has failed us so too governance not to mention about churches a lot of defilements, rapes, murders, corruptions and robberies. Ma queens mwatipanga ife a Malawi ku khala ntundu wolozeka.

  19. amina says:

    Thumbs up Queens. Am proud of you gals.

  20. Phantom Enchanter says:

    Carol Mtukule iwe ayayayayiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Abwere tiwalandira basi. Azunguwo amvesanso. Cha netball chokhachi chizabwera ku Africa- ku malawi

  22. Hardson says:

    No one can intimidate Airtel. Kufuna kwanu kuchitike! Koma kiss ndiyosayamba, ndikayambira Simutowe kumalizira Peace C. I pakatipa ndiye pali achina Ngwira, Mwai, MW ndi ena onse! Ndili konko mubwera liti kodi ndikashevese pa bwandilo yonse boh kukalandira ma Queens. You are all first ladies of the country of Malawi. Kiss kiss kiss kiss a million to you all. Eigh NAM! Akatera kuti? Ndisapite pa KIA ndikukamva kuti atera ku Chileka chifukwa Mzuzu ndiye ai. Tanenani nsanga mafikidwe ao! Koma Mwai, ukanachinya zonse ndiye kuti tikanawina ndi 1 nafenso! Shaaa next time.

  23. Jimmy Koreia-Mpatsa says:

    Girls, we are very proud of you, keep hoisting up the Malawi flag

  24. Mbare says:

    Sindie! Sindie! Sindie! Sindie! Wowyeee! 100% baskets. You are number one netballer in Malawi with good behavior. Bwanji ndikukwatire?

  25. Chipi says:

    Well done girls. Now I want number ya Cindi Simtowe. Ndikufuna kumene amakhala amalume ake ndimukwatire kuti netball ndizikawonera pakhomo. Nanunso sankhani wanu.

  26. BigMan says:

    Well tried, we are improving all the time.

  27. zoona says:

    This is our TEAM ..we love u ..you deserve respect ladies for your hard work… anyamata akanakhala kuti they work hard to this extent ..zikanakhala zodyaditsa

  28. kad says:

    proud of my queens.

  29. Chekhoswe says:

    It was a gallant fight. We are proud of you dear Queens. Malawi flag is still flying high. Thank you ladies

  30. Inuyo mumaposa anyamata mukuenera kurandira zokwanila asakukhomeleleni.

  31. namarokoro says:

    A big well done to the girls! You make us proud as Malawians.

  32. Zoonazake says:

    Sitidakhumudwe atsikana athu okongola, mwatichotsa manyazi

  33. MAENDAENDA says:

    MA QUEENS!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!

  34. PULOFESA BWAMPINI says:

    Girls you were so amazing.I must concede that I did not expect you to come this close.I thought you would lose with a number baskets but not this close to cause an upset.Your exploits at this year edition of netball reminded me the way Lions of Tiranga and Indomitable Lions at fought at Football World Cup.The whole Africa was with you.Keep your work rate someday you will conquer the world. Peace Chawinga and Mary Waya you are my Heroines You Deserve To Be NAM President and GS Osati Mbava Zija Zikungodya Ndalama Za Maplayer.Sindiwe Simutowe And Mwawi Nyakumwenda I am proud of you. Please Airtel Bosses Kahandiledi Sauzande Kaja Anawa Muwaninkhe Angolepherera Minyama Ya Bwampini.If The Team Had Won Bwampini And His Clueless Adminstration Would Have Claimed Credit That Its Because Of His Wise And Dynamic Leadership.Koma Chonde Mukawapatse Pamanja Mapuleya Osati Zidzere Ku NAM Popeza Mayi Chinunda Ndi Mayi Bapu Kaya Bafu Akanyambita Zimenezo. I Love You Somuch My Queens.

  35. Kavanyo says:

    Mbambande!!!

  36. Kavanyo says:

    Ma queens mumathaaa!!!

  37. Tamanda Sauka says:

    Congrats. Some times you win and sometimes you loose. But life has to go on. I hope people will have to invest in international friendly matches. I would be happy seeing spending a week in each of the host countries and play friendly games. I hope responsible people keeping our taxes hear this. Atsikana ena aphunzirepo phunziro. Uhure sumathandiza spend time in sports if you dont have anything do

  38. Mwana Mulanje says:

    Congrats ladies. You have made Malawi proud!

  39. Zgatepeta says:

    Mwamuwona Caroline NyaNgwira (Mrs Mtukule) pachithunzipa. Very powerful Nyika woman, bred by disciplined fathers, mothers and other siblings. It does not matter where a northerner is born, the children will follow after their parents and will remain go-getters. Sometimes it is worthy asking what’s the secret of any grouping for one to progress in life. Chewas have something good to learn from. So too are Yaos, Senas, Tumbukas, Lhomwes, Ngondes etc. Don’t just concentrate on your positives and compare them with the negatives of other groups. We have over 600, 000 people from centre and south living in the north representing approxmately 20-25% of the least populated region while northerners in the centre and south combined are below 5%. Now, why always telling northerners to leave your so called regions. Ignorance!! even the poorest peasant, beggar in Lilongwe or Blantyre still dreams that all work offices, towns etc belong to them as a gift from their uncles or forefathers.

  40. Mlakho says:

    Iam proud of you girls.

  41. Happiness Banda says:

    Good perfomance indeed. Going forward the coaches should start scouting for tall defenders to strengthen the defence, both at the back and in the wings. Some of the defenders are ageing and there will be need for replacements. Good show for now.

  42. koma says:

    Thumbs up ma Queens. Awesome performance. Dont give up!!

  43. vwapuwvapu says:

    Yah, that is why we love you our girl women, we must welcome you with both hands.
    Takunyadirani khwambiri khwambiri zedi.

  44. ACKILEO GAYA says:

    thank you girls!! if malawi has ever done well den its netball!

  45. ACKILEO GAYA says:

    thank you girls!! if malawi has ever done well den its netball! proud of you!!

  46. john says:

    This story is well written with some netball jabs.keep it up Nyasa

  47. Dislabada says:

    We’re the best team in Africa, Azimayi inu mwatimwesa wamkaka thru out the period u deserve the warmest welcome back home…. And ohhh before I leave Airtel atsikanawa ayesesa because in netball losing wth one basket is as good as winning nde kandalama kaja mumati akawina muwapatsa kaja chonde apatsenibe ndithu they’ve tried their best and they’ve put us pamalo abwino pamap apa dziko lapansi

  48. sunderstar says:

    We still love the queens

  49. namatikitiki says:

    Comment number 12 ya Original Gobe, Peace Chawinga ndi Mary Waya muigwiritse ntchito pa game yanu yomaliza. I hope muli pa internet.

  50. James Phiri says:

    Height disadvantage ma Queens. Let’s scout for tall girls to train them. Skills, very good. We can beat them if only we can add an average of 20 inches to the average height in the team. Something to PONDER!

  51. Zangazatha says:

    Well done Nyika Girls

  52. Alfred Minjo says:

    Atumbuka woyeee. Congrants the Tumbuka Queens. Next year you will do fine.

  53. @wordsmith says:

    Love the effort they gave for their national. These ladies deserve a round of applause,they gave nothing but 100……Love you ladies

  54. jb says:

    BUILD THEM A MODERN NETBALL FACILITY IN MALAWI FOR TRAINING AND GROOMING YOUNG PLAYERS! the big four teams put in vast investments to be where they are.

  55. Mnjonja says:

    Borelo, Tumbuka Queens? I think you need mental rehabilitation – you brain must be crippled in someway! This type of mind-set or mentality creates divisions in our beautiful society.Your comment does not add any value at all.

    It benefits us all if we focus on unity, integrity and human dignity and delight.

    To the Wonderful QUEENS. Yes, you might have lost, but in losing you have learnt and in learning you will definitely find your way to the top next time in future. We as royal Citizens, put in you a positive mind because positive thinkers see an opportunity in every challenge.

  56. zuze says:

    I love you girls…you making us proud out there

  57. Zgatepeta says:

    Mothers are created to fight for their children. We have seen this spirit in our sisters. By the way, sialulele akaziwa, timawasula ndipo pamakhala kulowola kaya wina anene kuti mukugulitsa zako izo. Let’s fight for our beloved Malawi. Kuberekana ngati nkhumba tileke. No wonder we have an iflux of street kids, achins and beggars in Malawi. I cannot let my mother beg in the street at Ginnery Corner, BT Crossroads etc. Where are the sons, brothers, sisters etc of such people? Kungoberekana and hiding behind culture to gratify one’s libido. Govt should consider drafting a bill incriminating parents who neglect their siblings into street begging. We need a leader in Malawi who can face challenges head-on.

  58. manzy says:

    Weldone my Queens! You’ve done a great job, no one was expecting that great perfomance you’ve done. Keep it up!

  59. Ouch! This was a painful loss. Nevertheless, the Queens have sent a very strong message to the world that they mean business and are serious contenders for the world netball championship. Their record breaking demolition of Sri Lanka and the narrow defeat today speaks volumes about the quality of the team.

    Pepani ma Queens for the loss, I know you were determined to get into the semis, you were simply unlucky. We still love you and we know you will do better next time, just remain focused and believe in yourselves. You make us proud.

  60. Mugonapamhanya says:

    Loss is loss. There is no better loosing in sports. We should always aim high. In netball just like football there is no small or big team. All teams are allowed an equal number of players apiece. We would love if they had brought a cup.

  61. Benga Bush says:

    A big up our queens for the brilliant performance.you are a team to admire

  62. vin mongu says:

    this is marvellous. you are the cream of Malawi. The spirited fight you had with Jamaica is breathtaking. it’s good that you have trashed south africa and put them in their place. you are the ‘men’ of Malawi sports now.

  63. patrick banda says:

    1.Let them party at state house,they deserve it.2.Give them well nourished fat khaki envelopes 3.If quota system was applied in selecting this team,would they have reached this far???????4.Honour them handsomely for flying Malawian flag high at that stage.

    1. You quarter comments are very boring

  64. benn says:

    Mwayetsetsa ma Queens

  65. Aluweka says:

    Nyasa times don’t we call them Baskets instead of Goals?? I may be wrong ?

  66. Unango says:

    Good show, many congrats…

  67. ndugumvwinya says:

    timu yonse atumbuka okhaokha?quarter system bwa?

  68. Gonakuphondo says:

    Akawina = Malawi yawina, congrats queens, blaa..blaa..etc. Akaluza = Atumbuka aluza, ozikonda. Shame on all jealousy people. That’s why 51 years down the line Malawi is still in stinking poverty. The names and place of birth/origin are just identity tags. Even though the players from the north dorminate the national team, it is Malawi on national call. I am a pure Tumbuka and proud to be so. Ife siozikonda koma okondana. Surprisingly, God does not align his judgment with other tribes’ perception about Tumbukas or Chewas or Lhomwes.

  69. Hannockie says:

    Welcome back home the queens you are heroes congrants

  70. Lexgodiya says:

    Okey it hapens next season must extra workhard

  71. Chigandu says:

    It is well don’t you worry our queens,we are all proud of you and i ask Airtel Malawi to fulfill their promise coz i count this as a win.

  72. Ma Ampire match fixing atiluzitsa dala chifukwa we are Africans.

  73. gudubulani says:

    In all fairness I have never seen our queens putting up a gallant fight as on this competition.These girls love the game and they love their country.may this spirit continue in the queens camp.congratilations

  74. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Welcome back Sweeties. We are proud of you.

  75. VYOTO says:

    Ine mawu ndilibe ndi Atumbuka amenewa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Onse okonda Netball mu Malawi kuchita kumva kukoma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Phodogoma says:

    Anyway its not bad.

  77. mtumbuka says:

    a airtel apaseni dlama ma queens ma units tigura osadanda…

  78. namatikitiki says:

    Airtel Pliz this was a great game, if the Queens win against RSA again give them the prize money(100,000) each. Pliz

  79. KAY says:

    thumb up queens.Atumbuka tayesesa.i am happy to be a tumbuka

  80. ju says:

    Love ma queens. They always put a smile on our faces than zinazi zoluza ndi pa kamuzu stadium.

  81. H Kamdidi says:

    A battle well fought! You are not loser, but survivors! Welcome back home!!!

  82. Sambaukwatiwe says:

    Wow, next time we will make it, congrants queens!

  83. opportunist says:

    Am proud u girls .I really enjoyed watching u putting up a gallant show. Unfortunately our country doesn’t have anything for u in their plans. Still bravo.

  84. patrick lipenga says:

    U deserv the best! Congrats ! Ur our heroes

  85. Talimba Mjoko says:

    Iwe ukuti tumbuka Queens ndiwe mbuli wamva! Ma Queens nda Malawi osati tumbuka. Shut up your mouth and your zero brain. Kunali bwino ukadapanda kupanga comment. Ma Queens bravo.

  86. Cashgate1 says:

    A good fight indeed!

  87. Vyapasi says:

    THE QUEENS, it seems no one seems to NOTE that you were in a group of DEATH. Pitied with New Zealand and Jamaica. You lost to the best in the world. For that matter I personally SALUTE YOU!!!

  88. its owky game is win an lose but we are proud of you ma queens

  89. we r proud of u northern malawi qeens.. achewa akanagolesapo chimozi malawi ikanawina koma tchito kubera mavot

  90. Tengupenya says:

    Big hearted Queens!! Bravooooo!! Lots of respect to you!!! The semis were just two goals away….

  91. original gobe says:

    problem ndi yokuti amalawi kuchiyambi tinalibe game plan. we overworked ourselves on useless teams mashasha akungowona. zigoli 101-18 ndi sri lanka za chani zonsezo? ma game ophwheka ngati amenewo timafunika kupumitsa first team yonse kuti ikhale fresh for when we meet real teams.

    i saw real coaching strategy when we played new zealand and were 2 baskets behind them. the NZ coach brought on a shooter with only 7 minutes to go who hadnt played the whole game.she scored 5 straight baskets with no reply from our exhausted queens. chimangomukankila uko mtukule.

    our coaches failed to manage the players especially mwai. they are not machines

    1. mfana wa chi shaft says:

      very true. we wasted a lot of energy on winable games

  92. You have fought a good fight ladies. Congrats!!!

  93. Mtunda says:

    Good effort by all means! and am hopeful of a bright future for the ladies. Bravo!

  94. splash queens says:

    I consider you as winners!!you deserve to be the African giants!!! Wave your flag Malawi queens!!

  95. If games of netball could add a new rule that a margin of 1 goal should mean going into penalty shoot outs I would have welcomed that rule. Once agian Bravo ma Queens you put back a smile to most of our faces. Welcome back as heroes continue practising as ateam and you definitely will beat the top 4 teams next time.

  96. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    Yea, had it be the footballer we could have been on serious business of players to far abroad. Now for Queen their husbands are waiting them. Shame.

  97. Goodson says:

    Battle well fought, thumbs up to the Queens!

  98. There is always next time congrats ladies

  99. The real ujeni says:

    This team deserves everything good. Build them a Netball Arena in The Capital City, it is a mockery to call Blantyre Youth Centre as their base, give them mapwevupwevu when they arrive, give them good allowances, honour these girls appropriately.

  100. Wiz says:

    I dont take it a lose. In my capacity I declare you winners. You make us proud girls. Welcome home as our heros mwamva!

  101. Bolero says:

    We are proud of you tumbuka queens. We are getting there

  102. myao says:

    Ya ya

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