Malawi Queens unbeaten run ends with New Zealand loss: Netball World Cup

New Zealand has inflicted  spirited Malawi first defeat in the Netball World Cup with 57-49 on the second day of qualification rounds on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia.

Bailey Mes of New Zealand controls the ball but it was a hard night fo beat Malawi: MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES

Bailey Mes of New Zealand controls the ball but it was a hard night fo beat Malawi: MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES

Tough luck Mwai Kumwenda

Tough luck Mwai Kumwenda

Led by Mainland Tactix star attacker Mwai Kumwenda, Malawi Queens, were stubborn against the Silver Ferns but struggled to contain them.

New Zealand started the game on a fast note were two point up within a minute. Mwai Kumwenda’s first score came after three minutes when New Zealand were leading 6-0.

After the first basket, Malawi Queen settled their nerves and were able to player their usual games of silky passes and good combination of Sindi Simutowe, Bridget Kumwenda and Mwai.

Queens trailed 13-16 at first quarter and 24-39 at half time.

In the third quarter Malawi narrowed the gap to three by trailing 39-42.

The finals quarter was intense and despite a resolute Malawi Queens, they were unfortunate to lose lose 57-49.

Malawi has shooting accuracy of 89 percent while New Zealand had 86 percent.

New Zealand coach Wai Taumaunu conceded  “Malawi are not easy beats .”

Malawi will face Jamaica in their next fixture.

Under the new World Cup format, the top two teams from each preliminary pool move into two top-eight pools while the bottom two teams are split into another two pools to fight for semi-finals slots.

The most successful two teams from each of the top-eight pools move into the semi-finals.

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Richard Pangani
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Pondani giya 1 mukwe mthunda

Andrea Anderson
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Pa Mw Nation Athem,timat #God Bles Mai Mw…! Ma #Queens ndnud eni Malawi,,,go go go mpaka tidyemo mwa #Jamaica

Chiza
Guest

Wamkaka be patriotic,be Malawian,be human,be a gentleman or a lady whatever gender you r,be God fearing,don’t be evil minded,this sport is putting Malawi on the Word map.Let’s be proud of our Queens as Malawians,not petty jealousy like u. If u are not patriotic why don’t you just leave Malawi and go to wherever they can accommodate a person like u! Bravo the Queens you r doing us proud,defeat the Jamaicans,they are already afraid of u,go flat out and bring the World Cup to Malawi.We r with u in prayers!

Yaya kumudzi
Guest

………go girls! go! Ma Queens Ndilibe chonena kuno kumudzi …mukubabada…… , koma atsikana akumalawi ndi moto.Burn Jamaica to Ashes.

Martin Chitiya
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MaQueens osafookandati limbikirani.Mungathe kuchita bwino

NELZIE
Guest

All the best atumbuka Queens

awidzi
Guest

mwana wanzako akachita komamuyamika. jealous siumuna ma queens akuti chotsa manyazi

nyavizwazwa
Guest

Wamkaka too tribalistic you are not supposed to be a human being but a beast of its kind.

Queens go on ! go!. Give a shame to the flames. They are even failing to grab east and central african challenge cup. Any way this is how we used to call it.

But the Queens have done better. Keep it up.

Please! please beat Jamaica – these raggae girls must know that there is fire burning somewhere and the flames have reached Sydney Olmpic grounds in Australia. Please burn them to ashes.

Charter
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That’s a narrow margin Queens. You can humble those netball giants. I am optimistic Jamaica will fall!

Chiza
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Don’t give up Queens we r praying 4 you to beat Jamaica.New Zealand r now a scared lot.No more nerves just get into the game straight.Govt should seriously consider building good facilities 4 the Queens and they deserve huge bonuses. Airtel you made the right choice for promoting your product.U r also on the world stage and we expect you to do more 4 the Queens. NAM jack up no more petty squables,Mwai has proved beyond reasonable doubt that u need her,the country needs her nsanje musiye sizithandiza.Bravo Grace Chiumia 4 timely intervention!

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