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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88 thoughts on “Malawi Queens unbeaten run ends with New Zealand loss: Netball World Cup”

  1. Pondani giya 1 mukwe mthunda

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

  3. Chiza says:

    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!

  4. Yaya kumudzi says:

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

  5. Martin Chitiya says:

    MaQueens osafookandati limbikirani.Mungathe kuchita bwino

  6. NELZIE says:

    All the best atumbuka Queens

  7. awidzi says:

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

  8. nyavizwazwa says:

    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.

  9. Charter says:

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

  10. Chiza says:

    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!

  11. Rhodrick Namaona says:

    We’re best in the Africa

  12. Rhodrick Namaona says:

    We’re in the Africa

  13. ngati timatsatiradi netball ma team omwe timachinya ndi amodzi modzi omwewo, tidzachinyako liti England, new Zealand, Jamaica ndi Australia, are we really improving? malawi is always on number five or six, atleastI if we could havebeen on top three this time around better koma za top six no improvement at all.

    1. Mc laws mshali says:

      MQs ikuyenera kuthana ndi team ya jamaica kut ifike level ina.

  14. wamkaka says:

    azunguwa sangaathe kwinaku atumbukawa azingoluza ki ki ki ki

  15. ENEYA LIMBIKANI says:

    Mwatchukitsa Malawi, all the best

  16. Juwawo charles says:

    NOT SO bád part of the game

  17. We’re proud of you the QUEENS and you triumphed them. Zangovuta ndinu okongola pa Africa yonse ino. Mumatimvetsa kukoma ngati tea wa mkaka ngati team ya BB. Ma Queens Mulungu azikutsogolelani mwaigwira ntchito yoti mphoto yake sitingathe kukupatsani m’mene mwatisangalatsila… Go! go! go! we love youuuuuuuuu!!!!

  18. We’re proud of you QUEENS and you triumphed them. Zangovuta ndinu okongola pa Africa yonse ino. Mumatimvetsa kukoma ngati tea wa mkaka ngati team ya BB. Ma Queens Mulungu azikutsogolelani… Go! go! go! we love youuuuuuuuu!!!!

  19. A Micky says:

    Good job girls. Timakunyadiraniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  20. Not so bad ma Queens do it better in the next game we’re behind you

  21. Tsoka msinde chimanga chilinda moto says:

    The Queens are still capable to beat the remaining reputable teams! Bravo the Queens!

  22. Concerned Citizen says:

    Your performance is inspiring us as a nation. God bless and keep up the great work.

  23. MchewA says:

    Atumbuka Mwaluzatu Mumati Chan

    1. kabononkhola says:

      Mchewa, koma mmutumu muli bongo kapena mamina?

  24. MCP BEWARE says:

    89% AGAINST 86% GOAL ACCURACY! WE LOVE U ALWAYZ

  25. original gobe says:

    zinangovuta pang’ono. lack of height and exhaustion was a factor. anyway, it was expected so no worries. nanga chinzungu mwendo ngati wa njovu please? nkono ngati mtengo wa nthochi? we had no chance…

  26. original gobe says:

    zinangovuta pang’ono. lack of height and exhaustion was a factor. anyway, it was expected so no worries. nanga chinzungu mwendo ngati wa njovu please? nkono ngati mtengo wa nthochi? we had no chance

  27. Stanley says:

    I knew it but 59-47 not bad New Zealand is one of power house in netball just focus on Jamaica now . Proud of you

  28. MR SOCCER says:

    tisanamizane ai nthawi zinse timathera pamenepa chabwino chilipo ndichani apa…eveen malawi m’mene imachoka imadziwa kuti tikachinya matimu awa komanso takaluza ndi awa ndiye kusiyana kwa mpira wa manja ndi wa mapazi kumeneko osamangoyamikira zilizonse ai achinye Jamaica mawa ndiye tiwayamikire…kkkk…

  29. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    MA QUEENS DONT GIVE UP ADD MORE EFFORT YOU WILL SEE WONDERS.

  30. Mtochi says:

    Thumbs up girls am behind u

  31. sokalithu says:

    You fought gallantly and we are still proud of you despite the loss. In as much as we wanted you to win, loosing is part of the game. You have not disappointed us. Wishing you all the best in the next game.

  32. That is a very narrow margin and it is a battle well fought. They should just prepare pscholgically for their next encounter with Jamaica.

  33. Myao says:

    FLAMESNSO TINKAYITERO IKALUZA KWA BAFANA, AMALAWI KUSANGALALA NKULUZA, KOMA ABALE INU!!!

  34. Mlauzi says:

    Don`t lose heart. It`s not over until it`s over

  35. amina says:

    Well done gals. We love you very much.

  36. Mwethu says:

    Don’t lose heart The Queens, we knew it this was a tough game and losing by that margin shows how far you have come. We will conquer NZ very soon and they know that their time to relinquish the #1 spot to The Queens is beckoning.
    Well done you all, Peace and Mary job well done.

  37. Patwayaz says:

    Ma Queens amatha congratulations.Next is to beat Jamaica with no doubt New Zealandyo ndi ataliatali thus why awina_height advantage i guess.

  38. kaka says:

    Kuomba mtengo nchamuna chomwe. Proud of you Queens

  39. anadimba says:

    osadanda maQueens we are behind you.good luck

  40. Mwawi fan says:

    Nice pants girls

  41. IBRAEGO says:

    U ARE REAL. NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP MA AFRICAN QUEENS.

  42. jampalampa says:

    Viva malawi queens

  43. makawa says:

    To beat newsland is not easy at all, even jamaika will take us fortune to win the game but steup Girls.

  44. Adam christon Masamba says:

    Don’t worry my gueens we shall do well nextime. And new zealand know it very well about u gueens.

  45. Chekambewa says:

    mwai kumwenda ndiyetu wakhanyula myendo

  46. vwapuwvapu says:

    Timakunyadilani, mwayesetsa. Muwakwapule onse otsalawo. Alire chakwawo.

  47. Bolero says:

    We knew it was going to be tough to stop New Zealand the only unbeaten team in the competition . We are very proud of you girls. You put up a very spirited fight. Next is Jamaica. wont be easy either but beatable

  48. Stevo says:

    Though you have lost,there is a light at the end of the tunnel just jack up against Jamaica.Am proud of you.Keep it up the Queens.

  49. sulaiman says:

    Zats bettr Ladies

  50. PAUL ZEE says:

    TOUGH LUCK QUEENS. NOW FOCUS ON JAMAICA. ALL THE BEST, YOU MAKE US PROUD.

  51. cbk says:

    Don’t give up ladies,move on were behind you.

  52. samuel kwakwase says:

    Its not over until the final whistle

  53. aubrey says:

    lets pray for the qeens to win against jamaica

  54. Mzaliwa says:

    Big up the Flames aakazi ,good showing @the world cup.Ndikoyamba one kumaonera netball,simunandikhumudwitse.We just have to win against Jamaica ,then we are home &dry.

  55. aubrey says:

    lets pray for qeens to win

  56. chilungamochiwoneke says:

    good job our queens you ha showed that you are a hard nut to crack, pofika coach wa new Zealand conceding that ” Malawi are not an easy beats” ndiye kuti simasewela.
    we are still behind you our queens.

  57. Bwande says:

    Munayesetsa aazimayi inu koma it wasn’t our day. Inu timakuvetsani osati atonnde wa amakanika nidi COSAFA yomweyiwa

  58. Tamanda Sauka says:

    Zabwino zonse atsikana. Do not loose heart. We are continuing hoping for the best. We love and admire you. Zabwino zonse

  59. NKhutukumve says:

    South Africa!!!! Kumenyedwa ngati ana?! ma Queens are indeed number 1 in Africa

  60. Redeemed one says:

    mmmm it was a tough game koma bola inuy kusiyana ndi anzanu a zenophobia mmmm achimina chopita ku world cup

  61. Here we go Again says:

    Not too bad you have lost to good side, big up girls you are still our heros

  62. Ufulu K says:

    Height disadvantage, but good skills. Malawi Queens.

  63. Girls do not worry. Malawi is behind you. All is not lost. Receive our warmest support and love. Continue the fighting spirit. It is not yet over till we win.

  64. Achawa says:

    Good ma Queens keep it up.

  65. Wawa Phiri says:

    Bravo Queens, keep on fighting.

  66. PAWEX KAYIRA says:

    CONGRATS MA QUEENS & KIP IT’P. WE’RE ON THE MAP BCOZ OF U.WE’RE REALLY PROUD OF U,CHESS!

  67. Patrick Chibonga says:

    nice job our queens!!!

  68. Dr Mbewe says:

    Thank you very much the Queens

  69. vin mongu says:

    thi should teach NAM a lesson that you do not toss out professionals. team revolve around a few knowledgable ones. this country is suffering because govt leaves experience people out and takes as a atcheya used to call it madeya to run it and the results are obvious. thumbs up mwai u deserved to be there or else we could have been bottom of the table.

  70. Salo says:

    Well done our Queens how i wish all Malawians could appreciate this moment on MBC tv.

  71. Salome says:

    Well done our Queens how i wish all Malawians could appreciate this moment on MBC tv.

  72. Myao says:

    U SHUD HAVE FEATURED ROSE C!

  73. TruFactor says:

    We are still proud of you the Queens. Big up to your efforts and fight!

  74. wakwithu says:

    the girls are fabulous to watch. indeed they are not easy beats. keep it upp malawi. In have made my mind that from today i will be watching all local netaball leagues. it is not a disappoint.

  75. ENEYA LIMBIKANI says:

    Team iyi ikuchokera ku banja la BIG BULLETS, un beaten

  76. kamfana says:

    NEVER B DISCOURAGED OUR QUEENS,U R A NICE & STRONG SIDE. WE R PROUD OF U.THAT IS UR 1ST LOSS & WE R NOT FRUSTRATED HERE @ HOME.WE R BEHIND U OUR LADIES.BRAVO QUEENS!1MORE FIRE!!!

  77. Funa says:

    Ayesera koma

  78. Rije says:

    Good job! you are still our heroes!!!! All the best on the next game!

  79. kanyimbi says:

    Good luck next time.

  80. Tengupenya says:

    We need to beat two among New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica and England to improve our ranking.

  81. Ameneyo says:

    The girls always fight to the very end unlike the dowsed flames. That’s why I do not understand the reason the Queens are not given all the resources they need. We hear of under 14, under 17, under 20 national football tournaments but never heard of such tournaments for netball. Why why why???????????

  82. bwanakaka says:

    Malawi queens are undoubtedly the Nations pride. Competition is still on though & anything is possible!

  83. Edwin Mwalwen says:

    It is all well done the Queens.

  84. Observer says:

    just watched the Game! it was nice to watch and the Queens gave out their best only that they met a formidable opponent! Good job our Queens. Waiting to watch South Africa take on Australia.

    1. Mbiyazodooka says:

      Good show indeed. How I wish the new Chinese funded stadium was just converted to the indoor netball arena. They are more deserving of decent infrastructure and funding that the perennial flops by the name of Flames.

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