Even before they embarked for Melbourne, Australia for this year’s Fast5 World Series the Malawi Queens were back home already judged to under-perform.
This followed the controversy that surrounded the ommission of star shooter Mwawi Kumwenda.
The decision was enforced by the Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) following Mwawi’s late reporting for camping.
Nevertheless, the team has fared poorly in the tournament so farhaving lost all their three opening matches on day 1 of the tournament.
They lost 34-21 to hosts Australia before losing to England 43-15 and finally Jamaica by 31 baskets to 24.
Their continental rivals South Africa are also having a nightmare having also lost all their opening three matches.
They lost to Jamaica 37-29, Newzealand 40-26 and England 31-24.
Meanwhile, Malawians through comments on social media are pushing the blame on NAM for leaving out Mwawi.
According to many, Mwawi’s inclusion could have brought positive results or reduce the goal defeceit in Queen’s defeats.