Malawi Queens withdraw 2015 African Netball Championship participation

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has confirmed the withdraw of the Malawi National Senior Netball team “The Queens” participation at the African Netball Championship slated to get underway this coming Sunday 28th June, 2015.

Malawi Queens

Malawi Queens

NAM General Secretary attributed the withdrawal to among other things shortage of funds.

The Queens who participated at the Diamond Netball Challenge in South Africa recently were supposed to go straight into camp upon return and proceed to the African Netball Championship which was initially supposed to take place in Namibia before being shifted to Botswana.

The Diamond Challenge preparations were funded by Airtel Malawi Limited to the tune of K10 Million and according to NAM General Secretary Carol Bapu, other requirements like accommodation, air tickets and food were provided by the host nation-South Africa Netball Association.

Bapu said chances are very slim that the number one sponsor which is the Malawi government will be able to release funding for the trip before Saturday this week.

“We have been talking to the government and at the moment, we are not sure if we will have the money by Saturday” said Bapu.

Bapu said her association needs about K40 million to enable the Queens travel to Botswana.

Meanwhile, Bapu said they will as of now concentrate much on the fourth coming World Netball Championship and the team will start its preparations early July.

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Am very happy with netball let them go & all my fanzi here in Cape Town we really lv them nothing is best without lady’s so we hv to assist them pls.


Let the ladies go. They deserve better than the Flames. Why cant we appreciate the good talent in our very own ladies who are putting our nation on the map of sports? Government should be serious with Queens than Flames, that’s my take.


Umenewu ndiye uchitsiru zedi!!! And yet Malawi want to spend over K300 Million on republic celebration…. What a big shame! Mbuzi!!!!


Over K500bn is at Ndatha, just get ready you will go Queens! A nation of thieves Malawi is!

chisombezi likhunya

Shameful. There is a lot of money in this country. Ma billion akuba a dppwa akuchoka kuti. Government apatseni ndalama atsikana apite ku masewelo. Amatichotsa manyazi. Dont be greedy. Ndalama zilipo zambiri zedi. Shame and peter, shame dpp

Ismael mdala

Cashgate at its best.


wake up malawi, assist our queens.


Rewind….what did the 10 million do if you say food, air tickets and accomodation was handled by South Africa?


Awopa kukachititsidwa manyazi ndi sosafilika awa. These ladies in the office of NAM did not prepare well and they did not plan at all. Asanamizire ndalama sanafuneko chabe.

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