Malawi Queens beat Uganda: Netball World Cup

Malawi Queens intensified their campaign in the ongoing Netball World Cup in Sydney on Tuesday whey beat rallying Uganda 59-53 in their final qualification Pool E clash.

Uganda's Lillian Ajio closes down on Malawi's center Thandie Galeta.-Photo Credits: Netball World Cup
Uganda’s Lillian Ajio closes down on Malawi’s center Thandie Galeta.-Photo Credits: Netball World Cup
Mwai Kumwenda of Malawi celebrates after winning
Mwai Kumwenda of Malawi celebrates after winning

Powered up by star shooter Mwayi Kumwenda goal attacker Sindi ‘Snipper’ Simutowe and Wing Attacker Bridget Kumwenda, the Queens led Uganda’s She Cranes at the end of quarter one, a by 19-10.

Uganda played catch up for a long spell with goal shooter, Peace Proscovia top scoring with 8 goals as Goal Attack, Rachael Nanyonga managed 2.

A tactical change by the She Cranes head coach, Rashid Mubiru saw Alice Nanteza start ahead of Florence Nanyonga at GK but it still remained an issue of limiting the damage as Malawi opened a 13 goal advantage (35-22) with Kumwenda dominating the baskets.

Uganda managed to keep pace with the 6th-ranked Malawi Queens for much of the game, with the third quarter coming close as Malawi led 15-14.

The last quarter Uganda scored better than Malawi 9-17 but could it was too late to upset the tables.

Kumwenda  dipped 48 of her 53 tries while Simutowe’s had 11 out of the 13 attempts.

It was another sweet victory for the Queens with good combination of play by Thandie Galeta, Grace Mwafulirwa, Carorl Mtukule and Towera Vinkhumbo.

Malawi play world giants New Zealand on Wednesday. Their last match in this round is against fourth-ranked Jamaica on Friday.

The top two teams in this pool will move on to the semi-finals. To determine who will progress, all the four teams will play a round robin format – meaning, each side will play all the other three opponents.

It’s not going to get tougher but the Queens are equal for the challenge.

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kho chinga
kho chinga
5 years ago

We r proud of u ladies.keep the flames tormenting.

Juwawo
Juwawo
5 years ago

Bravo

Martin Chitiya
Martin Chitiya
5 years ago

Malawi will beat Newzland my hopeful dream.Best Wishes MaQueens.

Mbuya
Mbuya
5 years ago

Mwahuno ikutimbeninge NZ……machelo ni Jamaica…ikufwamphuleningeso!!!!!

Miya mwisuka
Miya mwisuka
5 years ago

We love you sisters go ahead

Shadreck Ulaya
Shadreck Ulaya
5 years ago

Sponsorship yonse ya the FLAMES (If there is any at all) should now be for the Queens, anyamata kuchititsa manyazi, keep it up ma Queens, we are proud of you!

Doreen Kwalira
Doreen Kwalira
5 years ago

Keep it up ndiZosowa

Nyamakumutu
Nyamakumutu
5 years ago

Apa panachematu apa. We are going kwakuya next time concentrate ladies coz this was going to be a scare we don’t know much about the She Crenas what number are they in the world. However work hard our sisters we are proud of you. And azungu please get two more of our prayers for a professional Netball. You can get out Sindi as well. She is as also good. But Mwai thanks now I can understand why we were losing when you were not there. Work hard we want the cap here not a Plate like the flames did.

Mbowe Mulambia
5 years ago

Go Go girls you can do it

Mbolo Sidwala
Mbolo Sidwala
5 years ago

She Cranes yafera za eni!

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