Malawi Queens to face Uganda in semis: Africa Netball Championship

The semi-finals fixture  is complete in the African Netball Championship following victories for Malawi Queens, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

Malawi Queens will rock horns with a physically side  Uganda after convincingly beating Botswana 65-23 baskets to top Pool A while South Africa pruned Uganda 46-39 to top Pool 2.

Following these results, Malawi Queens will face Uganda in the first semi-final match before South Africa date Zambia in the afternoon before the finals.

So far the Queens have shown their superiority by triumphing over Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Malawian supporters cheering the Queens in style....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawian supporters cheering the Queens in style….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

“We are confident of meeting our target, which is defending the title,” said Queens Coach Peace Chawinga told Nyasa Times.

Chawinga has vowed to take ‘She-Cranes’ head on to progress through into the finals.

She said they are aware that Uganda use a physical game and that they will drill the Queens on how to handle them.

“We will fight head on to complete our mission to defend the title,”said Chawinga.

Ugandan Coach Mugorwa Fred said they will not be intimidated with the partisan  crowd of Malawian supporters.

“We will do what it takes to beat Malawi because our aim is to grab the cup,” said Fred.

He however, cried foul on the umpires who officiated their game against South Africa, accusing them of bias.

Malawi side has been a marvel to watch with its slick passes that have seen Joyce Mvula score basket after basket in the absence of towering shooter, Australian based Mwai Kumwenda.

Tina Kamzati, Sindi Simtowe, Jessica Mazengera, Bridget Kumwenda, Grace Mhango, Towera Vinkhumbo, Beatrice Kadango and Lauren Ngwira have been a dominant feature in the new look Queens.

The Queens players doing some pep-talk....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Queens players doing some pep-talk….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Lauren Ngwira was a marvel to scorch baskets....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Lauren Ngwira was a marvel to scorch baskets….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tina Kamzati in action.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tina Kamzati in action…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames number 1 supporter Raphael Nasimba came to cheer the Queens....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames number 1 supporter Raphael Nasimba came to cheer the Queens….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the crowds...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the crowds…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Happy faces for the Queens....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Happy faces for the Queens….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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