Malawi Queens has ‘tired’ coach assisted by umpire – Waya

Former Malawi Netball Team captain, Emmie Waya Chongwe, has criticised the Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) for giving Griffin Saenda and White Mlilima a one year contract to guide the Queens to the World Cup saying the two are not the right people for the job now.

Saenda: Malawi Queens coach

Chongwe, who captain the Malawi National Netball Team from 1989 to 1998, has said the two may not help the team do well at the World Cup in Liverpool in July because Mr Saenda is now tired while Mr Mlilima is not a qualified coach.

“Mr Saenda is tired now and throughout my career as a netballer I have known Mr Mlilima as an umpire and not a qualified coach.

“Mr Saenda has produced good results for the Queens but I think he is now tired. I think it’s now time to bring in another coach and Mr Saenda could only be helping that coach.

“We have coaches like Peace Chawinga Kaluwa who can do the job. One wonders why the whole technical panel is being dominated by men when this is a women’s sport and now there is advocacy for 50-50 campaign,” retorted Chongwe.

White Mlilima said he could not waste time commenting on the matter as everybody is entitled to their own opinion.

NAM General Secretary, Carol Bapu, declined to comment on the matter saying Chongwe could have brought her sentiments to NAM and not to the media.

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Mmora Muroma
Mmora Muroma
3 years ago

Woman against woman. Who is right? A vicious circle of hatred.

kondani
kondani
3 years ago

Griffin is better coach than Mary. Mary was given a chance to coach The Queens but she failed miserably with Peace Chawinga. In fact, Peace is also a better coach than Mary. Emmie just shut up your mouth you know nothing about netball coaching despite being a netballer in dark ages. Leave Griffin alone. Paja ndiwe wa UTM ndiye umadana ndi akuluakulu ngati adad.

Suso
Suso
3 years ago

Emmie sees a tired coach in Griffin Sayenda and Sayenda is younger than Peter Muthalika. Peter Muthalika wants to continue being president. Emmie how do you describe Peter Muthalika?

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
3 years ago

Emmie Waya is not Mary Waya you idiots! She had spoken the truth

Zambulo
Zambulo
3 years ago

It is unfortunate because these sentiments have a potential to demoralise some players who may buy the sentiments that they are being trained by a tired coach. We should have held our negative comments until after the tournament

Nginde
Nginde
3 years ago

I’d rather have a tired coach who brings good results than a fresh one who flops.

You yourself, Waya, flopped big time as Quèens coach. You are very jealous because a man excels at coaching in a women’s sport. 😛

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
3 years ago
Reply to  Nginde

Mary was Queens coach, not Emmie

Opportunist
Opportunist
3 years ago

Whether tired or not Queens is better off in his hands.

Chule
Chule
3 years ago

Why do we have women(Female) football referees in the male dominated sport?

Nginde
Nginde
3 years ago
Reply to  Chule

Chule, Mary Waya is merely being jealous, bitter, aggrieved, envious… In short, mkhwidzi, kaduka, nsanje, liuma, litima…😄

JIGGIES
JIGGIES
3 years ago

Tired????? who told you he is tired? nsanjeeee kapena vichiii??? Sayenda amabweretsa ma results a bhoo, ndipo tikuti Sayenda woyeeee!

Luka
Luka
3 years ago

Thumbs up to chongwe. I thought people are not seeing. God bless you Chongwe for telling the truth.

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