Malawi Queens honoured by private sector

Malawi national netball team players were on Saturday, November 17, 2012 treated to a special dinner at Steers Debonairs as a token of appreciation for the team’s stunning performance at the Fast5 Series which took place at Auckland in New Zealand  after scooping the fifth slot and made new grounds by beating England and Australia.

During the night party organised by Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) inconjuction with Inde Bank, Multi choice Malawi and Candlex Limited, Steers Debonires, Universal Industries the players received various assorted items and medals.

Multi choice Malawi decorated the players with awards while Candlex Malawi and Universal Industries gave each player a humper containing items manufactured by the two companies.

Inde Bank also gave each player a wrapper and a bag while Steers Debonaires provided the place where the function took place and food for free.

In a brief speech, Multi Choice Malawi Marketing Manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda hailed the Queens for their stunning performance.

Queens and their coach Griffin Saenda: Honoured.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Multi Choice also presented DVD CD’s of Malawi Queens’s games at the tournament for them to admire their skills.

Candlex Limited Sales Representative Kate Seyani praised the Queens for outstanding in their two games against Australia and England while IndeBank’s Maxwell Ng’ambi said that the Bank is celebrating 40 years anniversary and that they thought it wise to celebrate with the Queens
in style.

Universal Industries Brand Coordinator Elizabeth Kaitano urged the players to keep working hard in order to scoop the first slot in the next coming tournaments.

Kaitano also stressed that it was the company’s corporate social responsibility to recognise Malawi Queens’s success by giving them humpers containing assorted items manufactured at their Industry.

NAM’s general secretary Helene Mpinganjira hailed the companies, who take a leading role in organising the dinner and urged other companies to follow suit.

Ministry of Youth and Sports official Justin Saidi, who was also guest of honour representing the minister of Sports Enock Chihana said it was high time Malawians start recognising the Queens for their performance.

The Queens finished fifth at the six-team event. They won three games and lost to Jamaica, South Africa and New Zealand.

Queens pointing on their humpers-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Queens in Inde Bank factor-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Maxwell Ng’ambi of Inde Bank gives a present to the Queens-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Strictly come dancing: Ministry of Sports official Justin Saidi opens the dancing floor-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
On record: Lauren Ngwira being interviewed-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Beatrice Kadango and her husband walking on a red carpet-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Beatrice Kadango receiving an honour from Multichoice official Chimwemwe Nyirenda-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Candlex sale representative giving Bridget Kumwenda her humper-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Mwayi Kumwenda receiving a gift from Universal Industries official Elizabeth Kaitano-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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