Malawi Queens loses fifth position to South Africa at World Fast5 series

Malawi Queens on Sunday lost 22-30 to their African rivals South Africa for a fifth position in the Fast5 World Netball Series in Auckland, New Zealand.

Malawi Queens had a poor outing in New Zealand

Malawi Queens had a poor outing in New Zealand

The Queens also lost all their preliminary round match against England, Jamaica, hosts New Zealand and then lost and earlier last round robin match against South Africa, who had  also not won a match.

Malawi edged ahead in the third quarter, thanks to a six-pointer from their powerplay, but South Africa took the honours in the end, beating the Malawi Queens 33-30.

Buoyed by their earlier win, the South Africans took charge of the fifth place play-off against Malawi took their powerplay early, in the second quarter, but were unable to capitalise, and were just three points ahead on 14-11 at halftime.

South Africa made the most of their powerplay and had a comfortable 23-17 lead after the third quarter. The final quarter was a fierce battle, but South Africa kept the scoreboard ticking over.

As the final whistle blew, South Africa emerged the winners by 30 points to 22.

Malawi aptain Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira told SuperSport television that the weakeness had been not using their power-play turn.

New Zealand, who have not lost a game since the introduction of Fast5, pulled off a thrilling 35-31 win over arch-rivals Australia in the final, after bidding an emotional farewell to former Protea and long-time Silver Fern goalshooter Irene van Dyk.

England squeaked home against Jamaica, beating them 31-30 in a nailbiter.

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Pido
Guest

A Carlo Bapu Awa Sadziwa Ntchito Koma Kuchinditsa Kwa Ma Boses.

Mong'onyolani
Guest

Malawi did not feature 1st choice shooters-why? Next time do not overlook this problem. Look APM is also snoring with the nosedive of the kwacha falling. Do something. Time is money

Piper
Guest

About time NAM start paying their players, then they would show up for tournaments… Simples !!!

Nyamakumutu
Guest

The problem here is the coach and the leadership of NAM. They relegated Madam Sayenda who polished stars like Mwai now how can you win. There is no way one can be doing professional netbal ali mphwephwa. You now know that Mwai ndi Deal.

Yobe boo
Guest

MARY WAYA NGATI ALI MUNTHU WAMAGANIZO AKE BWINOBWINO, ATULA UDINDO WA U COACH. SHE IS A PROBLEM, AND SHE IS TAKING THE QUEENS TO A GRAVEYARD.

The Truthful One from the West
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The Truthful One from the West

This is a shame and very humiliating. Queens going down badly, the Kwacha crashing sending prices soaring, after 50years of independence Malawi still one of the poorest countries in the world. Even Mozambique a country where civil war raged for many years has now surpassed Malawi in terms of prosperity. Yet there is no non-partisan debate as to what is wrong with us and what we should do. Some capable top public servants were sidelined on political grounds and no one knows what is happening to the much touted public service reforms.

Gongoni
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Man, may be you are very ignorant! All our neibours have well established mines, others have gas and oil fields, very big Sea ports just to mention a few! Malawi is a land rocked country depending on subsistence farming and donor aid only! May be after this discovery of oil, Malawi will be at par with the neibours but its not as easy as we may think.

Central province
Guest

Amalawi matama basi..

eye eye
Guest

the absence of other key players such as Mwayi, Tina and Beatrice definitely contributed to this dismal performance and cannot be overlooked nor downplayed!

Coach, take care hope u got some lessons learnt and work on them!

nkhedu
Guest

Tingosiya basi and tizongodya bonya apa.asaaah. Zatsala za anyamata zodya n’gaiwazi kuti ziluzenso. Looser gate

Sips
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“power-play” used too often in this article

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