Malawi sides register second win in Zone Six

Malawi Under-20 football and netball teams continued where they had left on Sunday by registering their second wins on Monday to boost their chances of qualifying in this year’s Zone Six Games taking place Lusaka, Zambia.

Netball

Malawi beat the host country Zambia  57-29 baskets.

The Queens team manager Judith Chalusa told Nyasa Times from Lusaka that her troops displayed a stunning performance as they led in all the quarters.

“We displayed fantastic netball by not letting Zambia to score many baskets. The performance was encouraging and we hope to continue in our last game against Botswana,” said Chalusa.

Junior Flames

In Monday’s encounter, Malawi Junior Queens coach Connis Mhone relied on inspirational captain Lauren Ngwira who played as a goalkeeper with Martha Dambo as a goal defender.

MTL Queens youngster Thandiwe Galeta was given a role to play as a wing attacker while Chinasi Bande was assigned as a goal attacker.

Other players, who featured in the Zambia game were Bingu Tigresses Cathy Yikwangwa on the centre alongside Pilirani Msukwa who was substituted for Beauty Nyangulu as a winger defender.

Football

In football, twenty four hours after beating Sychelles 5-0, the Junior Flames came from behind to defeat Botswana 4-3.

According to the Junior Flames coach Leo Mpulula, his boys were trailing 1-0 in the first half before resurrecting in the second half to notch in four goals.

The scorers for the Junior Flames were Abraham Kamwendo, Lesman Singini, Wongani Kuchisanja and Brian Phiri.

Mpulula told Nyasa Times in a telephone interview from Lusaka that their victory has put them on the right track for qualification.

“We are just waiting for the result of South Africa and Zambia which is in process to determine who goes through,”said Mpulula.

Malawi, South Africa and Zambia have tied in their group with six points each.

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