Malawi Queens date Botswana in friendly game

Malawi national netball team, the Queens will host Botswana in preparation for the 2o18 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia.

Botswana stretching the muscles before match….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Netball Association of Malawi President Rose Chinunda is quoted in the Nation on Sunday newspaper that the game is scheduled in the first week of May at a venue yet to be named.

Chinunda said they would like to have at least three international games.

“We are playing Botswana first week of May as part of 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games preparations. Botswana have accepted to come. We want to have at least three two or three testing matches before the big competition,”Chinunda said.

She disclosed that Uganda and Zambia were also being considered for testing matches although she could have loved to testing matches with higher ranking teams.

“We wish if we could be playing friendly games with teams that are in top six but we are handicapped on finances. Playing with these teams could give us a true picture of our strength and weakness rather than these teams that are below us on the rankings. We don’t gain much from them apart from keeping the girls active,” she said.

Assistant coach Sam Kanyenda however said the games would help new players to experience international games.

“We have new players who need to feel what it takes to play for the national team. So the game will help us to monitor the young players before the big competition,” he said.

The Queens will also participate at Africa Championship to be held in Uganda next month but the team is yet to go into camp. Malawi are ranked sixth in the world and second to South Africa in Africa.

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7 years ago

Very unprofessional of Nyasa times to go with this picture. Have standards​. Have class. How did this picture get approved by the editor? Shocking. I know you will not post my comment coz am being critical of ur unprofessional conduct but at least take a point and establish some ounce of dignified journalism. You need to make a choice on whether you are going to continue being a mediocre and amateurish publication or a significant and worthwhile entity. It all starts with standards.

Zinenani Zoona
Zinenani Zoona
7 years ago

The Flames are lowly ranked and find it hard to play friendlies with higher teams. The high ranking Queens, while not “FEELING BIG” should indeed not waste time and money playing lowly ranked teams in friendlies.

7 years ago

Nyasatimes, do you mean this is the only picture you have to use for Botswana girls stretching their muscles? Sometimes you need to preserve the dignity of the players…asaaa

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