Malawi leading mobile operator Airtel has donated K7 million to Malawi Queens as they prepare for the World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
The team is expected to leave for Sydney Tuesday through Chileka Airport.
Airtel Malawi Head of Enterprise Rachel Mijiga presented the cheque to Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu at Blantyre Youth Centre after the Queens morning training session.
Mijiga said in their quest to develop netball and boost morale in the camp of the Queens as they get geared for the crucial international engagements, Airtel Malawi thought it wise to give the team something in their preparations.
“Airtel Malawi is pleased to announce a donation of MK7 million to the Queens preparations for the World Cup. We are convinced and determined to underline that netball remains the most treasured and successful sport in the country,” said Mijiga.
Mijiga said Airtel Money remains the prime premium sponsor of netball courtesy of their historical and record breaking MK360 million sponsorship packages invested in the sport.
She said they believe the supplementary camp boost package will not only fire up the Queens in their camp but also drive the much needed energy in them so that they break into the top four zone of global rankings through their 2015 international engagements.
Message to the Queens, Mijiga said, “You ought to be more than determined to conquer the World of netball now. Surely, you should improve your performance of last year. The administrators of netball must also put their house in order,” said Mijiga.
Malawi Queens evergreen shooter Mwawi Kumwenda said they are geared for the tournament.
“We are ready to upset the tables in Australia. I have confidence that with the crop of players in camp we will perform better,” said Kumwenda.
However, the final squad to travel to Australia is yet to be realised.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :