Malawi Queens jet off to 2015 Netball World Cup: ‘Upbeat’ to bring good results

Do not write us off, said Malawi Queens head coach Peace Chawinga-Kalua who had put the differences with her assistant Mary Waya and the controversy with Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) over selection of players, at the back of her mind on departure.

Malawi Queens posing for Nyasa Times. before departure...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Malawi Queens posing for Nyasa Times. before departure…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Star Power: Mwawi Kumwenda back in the squad...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Star Power: Mwawi Kumwenda back in the squad…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Coach Peace Kaluwa: Focus on tournament right now...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Coach Peace Kaluwa: Focus on tournament right now…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Joyce Mvula and Towera Vinkhumb  ready for a good fight ...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Joyce Mvula and Towera Vinkhumb ready for a good fight …Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Malawi Queens captain Carol Ngwira posing with Airtel Officials...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens captain Carol Ngwira posing with Airtel Officials…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

“We are focused. We can’t wait to get on the court in Sydney and start the job,” Chawinga said.

Asked to comment on the wide spread reports of a rift between her and Waya, the coach down played the matter.

“Our focus now is the tournament. We are Malawi Queens,” said Chawinga-Kalua.

She however did not hide her frustration that her squad was tampered.

“It is obviously sad that the squad has been tampered,” she added.

Chawinga and Waya differed on the choice of two players—Ellen Chiboko and Jane Chimaliro and NAM settled for the later.

Players who have made the trip are Carol Mtukule-Ngwira (C), Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda, Grace Mhango, Laureen Ngwira, Martha Dambo, Mwawi Kumwenda, Joyce Mvula, Sindi Simtowe, Bridget Kumwenda, Takondwa Lwazi and Thandi Galeta.

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Zagwa
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Kodi how many countries competitively play Netball? Also how many people love watching the sport? Are we not overglorifying this sport at the expense of other sports like swimming and other Olympic sports? Coz if it’s 8 countries competing and Malawi is always number 5 then tikudzikwata ndi singano.

Charter
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Does FAM vet lineup that Kina or Chimodzi or any expatriate coach selected? Why is NAM involved in selecting the team? I thought they are administrators? The coach and her assistant are the two people who should consult among themselves and reach consensus. But the buck stops Kaluwa the head coach.

UKBASE
Guest

MaNorth tsopano , ones who puts Malawi on MAP. Osati zadyomba ndi mabizinesi osapindulanawo boma.

phaka
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Ass coach afuna tchito ya head coach kikiki,koma pamalawi zochitika

Chikopa
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Will not go to number 4 in a competition with six countries or so not the whole world. Kadyeni ndi kunyanso bwino lomwe kumeneko. Mwina mukagula timapanti twabwino. Kutha ndalama basi pamene wina nyumba yake inapita ndi madzi osefukira. Hoooo!

johari
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I am very enthralled by the simple fact that Mwawi is back with the Queens. She is one of the best talents ever to come out of Malawi sports. We are all proud of the netball team and Mwawi for doing the country proud. I hope the responsible authorities will flex their muscle and expunge the rot at NAM. NAM is a shame and drawback to Malawi netball. All they care about is disrupting the team and making money while bringing confusion and anarchy. The whole NAM needs a complete overhaul and should be run by people who love netball.… Read more »
ndineyo
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Zabwino zonse azimayi athu timakunyadirani muyende bwino, osaopa

Ineyo
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Kumwenda, Mvula, Kaluwa, Vinkhumbo, Ngwira…the list continues..,anyway, it does us proud though..go do it

opportunist
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Can u put your house in order please the Queenz

WiZ MAVIMBA
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Timakunyadirani ndinu nokha

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