Malawi Queens lose to rivals South Africa in Diamonds

Malawi Queens lost 42-33 to South Africa in the Diamonds Challenge Series at the Ugu Sports Centre near Margate, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa.

Laurene Ngwira catching the ball

Laurene Ngwira catching the ball

It's in,  Malawi scores

It’s in, Malawi scores

Malawi Queens and Proteas playing in Diamons Challenge

Malawi Queens and Proteas playing in Diamons Challenge

Protea player with the ball

Protea player with the ball

The Proteas were generally much taller than the Queens, and they made good use of their height advantage, particularly in the Queens circle, where Adele Niemand and Karla Mostert were able to turn the ball and get it back to Malawi.

Joyce Mvula and Sindi Simutowe were a little bit nervous as they were jittery upfront. Mvula was the main culprit especially in the third and last quarter in missing too many scoring opportunities.

Takondwa Lwazi at centre and Caroline Laurene Ngwira at goal defence were also outstanding, achieving numerous intercepts and turnovers.

The match was fast and physical.

South Africa maintained a good level of scoring throughout the match.  They were 9-13 ahead after the first quarter, and led 33-16 at halftime, with the second quarter being Malawi’s worst, with only six goals.

The Queens ’ stepped up the pace in the last quarter but the damage was already done.

alawi Queens coach Peace Kaluwa said afterwards that she was quite pleased with the performance, although there was much to be done on her shooters.

“I am pleased with the performance of my players despite the loss. Our shooters had problems as they lost too many scoring chances opportunities,” she said.

Queens line-up: Joyce Mvula (Laureen Ngwira) (GS), Sindi Simtowe (Cecilia Mtukule)(GA), Thandi Galeta (WA), Takondwa Lwazi (C), Martha Dambo (Grace Mwafulirwa-Mhango) (WD), Carol Mtukule-Ngwira (GD), Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda (GK)

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Gibson juma
Guest

Viva ma Queens! the nation is proud of you! you are the nation’s face saver zinazi ayi chomcho poti ndizathu zomwe main a tsiku Lima zidzatikondweretsa! ma Queens woyeee

chipie
Guest

Osamangot atumbuka-atumbuka. Asiyeni atumbuka akondane. Ife (pakati/kummwera) zikukanikira pati? Ife koma ufiti, kaduduka, mkhwidzi, nkhaza, ugogodi just to mention afew. Atumbuka chitanafeni (in all departments) tilire zeni-zeni.

jonathan
Guest

Remove regionalism if you want us to prosper. The team is fielded accordind to who is performing to the coache’s expectations.

Rose
Guest

Lets jst solv were de problem z

Kwatha
Guest

Rose Chinunda (NAM Chair) must go! How cud she despise our dearest Mwawi Kumwenda – the best netballer Malawi has ever had just because she was fighting for the rights of other players. We have now become whipping girls by the SA’s. Chinunda iwe woipa kwambiri. Chimtu chako

martin gonda
Guest

Work extra hard next game will win

Asaaaa
Guest
Now Tumbukas when you say the national cake should be accessed based on performance , this is what mean? This is what you want? Tumbukas are very selfish tribe at all levels. Look at the names of the players. Then If Tumbukas are hardworkers and achievers why are you losing like that. Atumbuka mukunamatu inu. I thin before quota system that is what was happening in UNIMA with Mzuzu corner at CHANCO. I mean the whole team, no Mchewa or Yao or Nsena or Ngoni let alone Mlomwe. Mbuzi za anthu inuyo. Muli bii.Atumbuka akong’onthedwa kuti go . Look at… Read more »
mtumbuka ndi mtumbuka
Guest

Mtumbuka ndi Mtumbuka and will be Mtumbuka even if he may claim to be a born-again. These are the people who want federalism. You cannot have a word to describe Mtumbuka as they are Atumbuka.

zanga phee
Guest

you are not saying anything about Mwa i Kumwenda, where is she?
because on June 6 you told as that she has joined Malawi queens squad.

Vincent Kammanya
Guest

How could a team choose a coach by voting. I thought you look at qualifications, credetions and experience. Woza Malawi.

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