Malawi Queens get silver in Diamonds Challenge, lose to SA in finals

South Africa clinched the Diamonds Challenge Series after seeing off rivals Malawi Queens with a narrow 40-35 baskets at Kwa-Zulu Natal before a record partisan crowd and also questionable umpiring decision.

Malawi player with the ball

Malawi player with the ball

Malawi Queens lose to South Africa again

Malawi Queens lose to South Africa again

Malawi Queens runners up

Malawi Queens runners up

The Queens gave false hopes to thousands of Malawian viewers on Super Sport 4-when they gave a spirited performance in the first and second quarter.

Malawi were 4-0 up before South Africa scored their first goal in the fifth minute.

Malawi breathed fire in these quarters as they led 11-6 and 22-19.

In the third and fourth quarter, South Africa was technically superior as they pinned the Queens down, registering basket after another to the annoyance of Malawians.

Loss of concentration killed off Malawi hopes as South Africa sealed a hard-fought success with their quick passing game.

Despite failing to clinch the cup, the Queens proved that have a strong squad of Sindi Simutowe, Joyce Mvula, Grace Mhango, Takondwa Lwazi, Thandi Galeta, Towera Vinkhumbo and Caroline Ngwira.

Malawi coach Peace Chawinga Kaluwa attributed their loss to questionable umpiring decisions.

“The South Africa team should thank the South African umpire because she favoured them. The battle continues and we are not happy at all with the umpiring,” said Kaluwa.

She also complained why South Africa chose their own umpires refusing the umpires which were supposed to handle the game.

“In such games we need to have neutral umpires not allowing umpires from the same country to officiate their own teams. We are so disappointed,” fumed Kaluwa.

The Queens won Silver for coming second, as Uganda came third while Zambia finished fourth.

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28 thoughts on “Malawi Queens get silver in Diamonds Challenge, lose to SA in finals”

  1. vaanwyk says:

    simtowe, vinkhumbo, ngwira, mhango, mvula. atumbuka ndi nyatwa. nzeru mkalas, footbo, netbo, ufiti, zonse ndi boo! proud of being mbwenumbwenu

  2. chipute says:

    komabe ma queens munawina ndi kale against south africa. bad umpiring or not, pull up ur leggings

  3. Mungo says:

    Bola inu koma zibwenzi zanu za flames kuziuza kuti mukatenge cup izo zimakabwera ndi plate!

  4. hule wanyauda... says:

    I the wach ur the best team the empire were taking side and ur the best in africa that’s even yesterday comenteters were saying they should careful of the malawians. Keep up the queens! I wach the uganda match it was the same thing stealing the the points to favor south africa

  5. mayo ine msonkho wanga says:

    i only watch this silly game for the thighs

  6. nanalia says:

    South Africans (Proteas) are afraid of the Queens and the lose that was seen yesterday was not true and i strongly believe that Malawi Queens deserve the victory. Mbava zimenezi i think this is just the continuation of Xenophobia

  7. katrina says:

    Very true Malawi are the best thanx to the umpire we got silver.Not only did umpire decision affect Malawi even the coach of Uganda complained,we shal put spar proteas int heir place come world cup

  8. wanka says:

    The Malawi queens is always a darling to watch. I think you are the real winners of this Diamond trophy because we all watched the game with really a lot of questionable decisions. You are a big threat to south Africa and they know it that you are a top notch class of netballers so the only way was to rob you the way they did. We all know about south Africa cannot win through open play but back door.
    Hit them hard at any given time

  9. kamfana says:

    BRAVO QUEENS!! U TRIED UR BEST.ZINANGOVUTA MBALI YA MA UMPIRES AWO MONGA MOMWE TAMVERA.

  10. koma says:

    They played well. N its true the female umpire favoured RSA. 3rd quater Malawians lost the fighting spirit which next time they shud not do. If they still fought through akanawina even with the umpire favouring Proteas. But well done ma Queens!!

  11. Mccarthy says:

    I knew South African they cannot win without cheating, that’s why you can’t be number 1 in africa because of your cheating!!!

  12. BigMan says:

    Bring back sayenda

  13. Kelvin says:

    Let’s wait till black south africans take over the team is when we can dominate south africa completely.

  14. Nsena says:

    Mvula ikagwa kuchuluka zoliralira. Be professianal and accept the loss as gentle ladies.

  15. opportunist says:

    Bring back Mwayi Kumwenda

  16. Mamba says:

    I watched the game the South African umpire was really biased, the Queens did not genuinely lose the game. Anything they did was foul play. It was my first time to watch the queens play was very surprised and I hated the game.

  17. Mbukavu says:

    Well done girls We are very proud of you

  18. Mulukunuwa maluku says:

    Ma queens ndakufirani kip it up

  19. TRUTH says:

    Kkkk! bring MWAI back! she can….. the ump. & win the gam…!

  20. FECDO says:

    Muhahahah muhahaha

  21. Che Peter says:

    Wastage of time and resources… Mmene munayambila muja, when are u going to beat SA? Zokhazokha za flames basi… Osanamizila ma umpire apa, ngakhale kulikonse mungakaseweleko SA imakukwapulani… Fulaye yemweyu osewela maiko 5 padziko lonse lapansi; masewelo oti ngakhale Michel Obama samawadziwa,,, kukanika kutenga Cup, nanunso mwati mubwele ndi Plate… ???Zamasewelo kuno zatikanika basi!!! ma MP athu chitani machawi tiyambe kulima chamba… Kenako mutsegule factory, ofuna azikapanga ana kumeneko tizipanga export ku JAPAN and Norway… To boost Forex

  22. Che Peter says:

    Wastage of time and resources… Mmene munayambila muja, when are u going to beat SA? Zokhazokha za flames basi… Osanamizila ma umpire apa, ngakhale kulikonse mungakaseweleko SA imakukwapulani… Fulaye yemweyu kukanika kutenga Cup, nanunso mwati mubwele ndi Plate… Zamasewelo kuno zatikanika basi, ma MP athu chitani machawi tiyambe kulima chamba… Kenako mutsegule factory, ofuna azikapanga ana kumeneko tizipanga export ku JAPAN and Norway… To boost Forex

  23. Matthews Mvula says:

    I still dont understand it. where were the queens to refuse being umpired by the host’s umpires?. or, shld we say the rules were not allowing them to do so?.

  24. Don’t worry we can bounce back. Next time will do

  25. Why lose to South Africa? I think our netball team is headed for a nose dive.

  26. hashim says:

    South african they showd their wk and corraption they can nt choose their on umpyrs instedy of those who were given by oficials whtch meant they prepared to corrapt da queens. Bt ofcz they win we ar also proud of u grs for takng next tittle silvr we say thanx all da best for ur preparation to da ntball world cup

  27. john says:

    Where in earth do you have a referee/umpire officiating for his own country? It is only in RSA and you call that a win? My foot! More over, our netball wizard Mwayi Kumwenda was not there!

  28. ujeni says:

    As long as Queens play The Protea in their home country South Africa, Queens should forget beating them. They make sure Umpires favour them from the word go. You are still the best girls. Now come on Malawi government, build a Netball Arena in the capital city, an Indoor arena so that they can even play later at night after football matches. Fans will pay to watch netball and it will be self sustaining.

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