No more petty fights with Malawi players, Chinuda assures after Chiumia grilling

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) president Rosy Chinunda has assured that time of acrimony and petty fights with players is over.

Chiumia: Blasted NAM

Chiumia: Blasted NAM

Rose Chinunda:  No more petty fights

Rose Chinunda: No more petty fights

Jovial Malawi Queesn players

Jovial Malawi Queesn players

Chinunda made the assurance after Malawi Sports Minister Grace Chiumia grilled NAM over their bossy behaviour towards players and advised them to put their house in order for the betterment of the game in the country.

Speaking on Tuesday during a luncheon, which was organized by Airtel Malawi to welcome the Queens, which took place at Ufulu Gardens in Lilongwe, the Sports Minister warned NAM to stop getting into personal fights with players,,

She cited an example of Mwawi Kumwenda versus NAM saga, which erupted before the team left for Australia to take part in the just ended World Cup Tournament.

“I advised you to treat players like your children and avoid confrontation, especially in the media. It is demoralizing to the players and this also dilutes the respect people have for NAM,” Chiumia said.

Chiumia cautioned that getting into personal fights will players is “shameful and not good for the development of the sport,”

But NAM president Chinunda said it’s now time for cease fire and assured that they will be sorting issues like a family.

She also said NAM will no longer interfere with the work of the technical panel like what they did by imposing some players to coach Peace Chawinga Kaluwa on the list of players who went to World Cup.

The Queens finished sixth slot at the World Cup behind the likes of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and England just to mention a few.

However, the team produced an electric performance during the tournament and no wonder their goal shooter Mwawi Kumwenda was selected player of the tournament.

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mtandire
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This Chinunda lady is good at jokes……..despite that performance during the world cup we have descended to position 6 from 5. This is a wake up call that something isn’t fine..we need to fine tune the queens, starting with the administration. We have tried to change the coaches, the administration should follow suit…

dayfri
Guest

Madam minister we dont negotiate with terrosist these NAM administrators should go…..sanasinthe amenewa ndi azimayi ansanje yoyipa kwabasi. How could they fail to send the coach to attend a very cheap coaching course lying that they dint know anything of the training…..ok after knowing about it why did they not consult other stakeholders like airtel so that the coach could have been assisted.

AFANA OPUMA
Guest
Actually it is high time we closely looked at NAM. Being a women’s sport does not mean the Chinundas should do their nonsense always. What we need is to explore the idea of men running the Netball Association. It can be done and it can run efficiently. Why should we always be hearing about Chinunda and her fights with the players and leagues? Next AGM am standing for the position of NAM President. The Tigresses will sponsor and nominate me. Other Netball Associations in the world have male administrators and it works. These Chinundas will ruin our sport in Malawi… Read more »
Myao
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ANOTHER WORLD CUP IS IN 4YRS TIME??? WILL CHINUNDA STILL BE THERE?? COZ EEEEH BELIEVE ME UGANDA IKUBWERAMO AND IT SEEMS MALAWI JUST LIKE FLAMES WE’VE NO POLICY/STRATEGY AND SCHEME IN PLACE TO REPLACE THE CURRENT CROP OF PLAYERS. ALL WE HAVE ARE THE ADMIN PEOPLE WHO ONLY KNOW HOW TO CLING TO POSITIONS. NOW WORLD CUP YATHA WE NEED AUDITED REPORTS NGATI SISZICHITIMA AK MUNISTRY NANU TIYAMBA KUKUKAYIKIRANI!!!!!

@wordsmith
Guest

A well deserved heroic welcome to our ladies. Mwawi kumwenda ain’t just a match, she is on her own lane killing it and with the age she got i hope she will be disciplined enough to play so long. Otherwise it’s Bravo to all the ladies

Nyamakumutu
Guest

Welcome Sindi mahope you did a great job. Thanks Mwai and the Team for working had. Next time give them good support to train hard in abroad like UK or News Land camping there for a month. I tell you we shall the cup. The flames will not get us anywhere but they can bring a cup home if we can give them much support.

smith
Guest

Bad precedence set by unprofessional jealousy disgusting administrators who can not raise beyond women petty fights to embrace the national call. As much as they say no more fighting, I better have them out of the administration. An I wonder where the minister was all this time. Don’t wink at rotting situations and only act as though you were in a slumber. Eish act to preserve or advance the better promising.

peter muthanyula
Guest

Komatu ka Lauren Ngwira ndikamtsikana kokongola. Ali ndi phone yake andithandize please chonde. Kamanditenga mtima koopsya kamwana kameneka. I follow the Queens coz of her

Phantom Enchanter
Guest

Had it been football, Mwai Kumwenda would definitely be the “World Player of the Year”………don’t knw if they have that in Netball………

mbonjy
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Thts the way to go honourable minister I have long anticipated for this..

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