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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26 thoughts on “Malawi Queens withdraw 2015 African Netball Championship participation”

  1. Blessings says:

    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.

  2. Stevie says:

    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.

  3. Achimtedza says:

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

  4. Charter says:

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

  5. chisombezi likhunya says:

    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

  6. Ismael mdala says:

    Cashgate at its best.

  7. george says:

    wake up malawi, assist our queens.

  8. dobadoba says:

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

  9. Nyamakumutu says:

    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.

  10. Stanley says:

    Shame

  11. jonh says:

    pls NAM give the queens what they need this girls are very-very best netball team in africa .

  12. Che Wanisauzande says:

    I find K40 million rather too much pa Botswana potheka kupita pa bus pompa? If we assume its a contigent of twenty (players and officials inclusive) and they’ll be there for 7 days my calculator say its almost R8,000/person/day. And we say we r a poor country!

  13. chippie says:

    Amalawi

  14. Tengupenya says:

    Shame…

  15. SALIMA BOYS says:

    Eeeeeeeh kwapsa kwinidzi izi nde ayiso kukanika kupanga sponser asungwanawa,koma chosecho ndi amene amatichotsa manyazi….loosers mxiiiim.

  16. kanyimbi says:

    The money that was meant for the Flames should go to these ladies. They deserve more.

  17. MR SOCCER says:

    KODI A AIRTEL AKUTI BWANJI M’MESA NDI MA SPONSOR A QUEENS? BVUTO LA MA SPONSOR A KU MALAWI AMAIKA NDALAMA ZAMBIRIMBIRI KOMA CHONSECHO AMAFUNA NDALAMA IJA ADZIDYA OKHA MK3. CHAKUTI MIL IKUGWIRA NTCHOTO YANJI? KUGULA ZIKWAMA NDIYE KUTI MWA SPONSOR TEAM?……..MUKAFUNA ZOKAMBIRANA WA KUMANGOCHI CHOLINGA MUCHOSE PA NDALAMA YOMWE IJA MUKUTI MUKUCHITA YUTHANDIZILA TEAM IJA ZA CHIMALAWI ZIMANDIKWANA BWANJI????????????.

  18. Kennedy says:

    I wish i had money, the millionares of malawi are useless why don’t they assist? Not longer ago they were partying at sanjika which was nonsense, look now they can’t even fund the Queens. May God help these girls.

  19. bus dem shut says:

    ooh no! i wanted to see some thighs. demeti..

  20. bus dem shut says:

    ooh no! i wanted to see some thighs. demeti

  21. burnettie says:

    what isk40million as compared to dinner dances at sanjika and z variouas gates we hear in our country plus their well wishers

  22. musova says:

    Tawathandizani atsikanawa ndi amene amatichotsa manyazi

  23. mtumbuka wobeba says:

    MUMA TIONJEZA NDALAMA KUKNGOPANGA SPONSER ZINTHU ZOPUTSA, KUPANGA REVISE BUDGET BUT I DONT SEE ANYTHING GOOD OF IT, KMA LEARN TO APRECIATE GOOD THINGS….. THE QUEENS ARE THE BETS TEAM WE HAVE NOW WITH THE LIKES OF SINDI SIMTOWE AND THE BEST COACHING PANEL…..

  24. George says:

    Poor preparations are the causes of bad performance you can’t keep fit without more competitions and training my poor Malawi queens

  25. Athandizeni aziyiwa kuti athe akupita kukasewera nawo masewerowa

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