Do not write us off, said Malawi Queens head coach Peace Chawinga-Kalua who had put the differences with her assistant Mary Waya and the controversy with Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) over selection of players, at the back of her mind on departure.
“We are focused. We can’t wait to get on the court in Sydney and start the job,” Chawinga said.
Asked to comment on the wide spread reports of a rift between her and Waya, the coach down played the matter.
“Our focus now is the tournament. We are Malawi Queens,” said Chawinga-Kalua.
She however did not hide her frustration that her squad was tampered.
“It is obviously sad that the squad has been tampered,” she added.
Chawinga and Waya differed on the choice of two players—Ellen Chiboko and Jane Chimaliro and NAM settled for the later.
Players who have made the trip are Carol Mtukule-Ngwira (C), Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda, Grace Mhango, Laureen Ngwira, Martha Dambo, Mwawi Kumwenda, Joyce Mvula, Sindi Simtowe, Bridget Kumwenda, Takondwa Lwazi and Thandi Galeta.