Malawi Queens players will smile all the way to the bank after Netball Association of Malawi ( NAM) President Rosy Chinunda revealed to Nyasa Times that they will have a lion share on the R80 000 (2.8 Million) which the team won for being runners-up during the Diamond Challenge Tournament in South Africa.
Chinunda emphasized that the Queens did a recommendable job as such they deserve a huge chunk on the winning prize.
“We have delayed in giving them a share because the money has not yet been deposited in our account, but immediately after we have been given the cash, we will definitely give them a good share,” said Chinunda.
The Nam president also stressed that they were disappointed with the cancellation of the Cosana tournament which was scheduled to take place in Swaziland.
She said that they spent a lot of money about K8 million in acquiring air tickets for the players since the cancellation of the tournament was done at the eleventh hour.
Chinunda,however was quick to point out that they will just top up on the already bought air tickets to enable the team travel abroad to play some strengthening matches in preparation for the Top Six Series tournament which will take place in New Zealand.
“We are planning to organize friendly matches with England and Jamaica before connecting to New Zealand for the Top Six Series tournament,” said Chinunda.
Malawi Queens is the number one team in Africa while in the World; they are basking comfortably on the fifth slot.
Some of the Queens notable players, who are influential in the team are Australian based Mwayi ‘Sniper’ Kumwenda, Sindi ‘Sniper’ Simutowe, Caroline ‘Ayuda’ Ngwira, Bridget Kumwenda, Towera ‘Tobe’ Vinkhumbo, Grace ‘Pincord’ Mwafulirwa, Joanna Kachalika, Lauren Ngwira, Thandiwe Magaleta, Joyce Mvula, Beatrice Kadango and Tina Kamzati.