Arrogant Netball Association of Malawi has left out some vastly experienced players including New Zealand based Mwawi Kumwenda in a 12-member squad scheduled to go into camp on Saturday in readiness of a three-match test series against England just prior to Christmas.
Malawi Queens will face off against the English ladies at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on December 14, the Copper Box in London onDecember 17 and the final game will be played on December 20 at the University Arena, Worcester.
According to general secretary Carol Bapu, the squad is as follows: Goal shooters: Sherat Kaiche (MTL Queens); Sindi Simtowe and Lorraine Ngwira (Complex Tigresses); Jane Chimaliro (Civo) and Mary Banya (Blue Eagles); Attackers: Grace Chazungulira (Diamonds); Martha Dambo and Thandi Galeta (MTL Queens); Beatrice Mpinganjira and Catharine Yikangwa (Complex Tigresses); Rose Nkanda and Takondwa Luwazi (Civonets).
Towela Vinkhumbo, Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira (Diamonds); Ester Katungwe and Beauty Nyangula (Civonets); Grace Mwafulirwa (Complex Tigresses) and Joana Kachilika from MTL Queens.
Coach is Mary Waya and Connis Mhone is her assistant. Team doctor is Junia Kazembe while team manager is Jane Kachali. NAM president Rosy Chinunda (who will be leader of delegation) and general secretary Carol Bapu complete the list of officials that will accompany the team to England.
Commenting on being left out, Kumwenda sad she has no ill feelings.
“All the best to the squad and we are behind them. I am not bitter for being left out in the squad,” said Kumwenda, in a telephone interview from Lilongwe.
Sky Sports will also show the games live.
England v Malawi, Sunday, December 14@ Echo Arena, Liverpool, 5:15pm (Sky Sports 4)
England v Malawi, Wednesday, December 17@ Copper Box Arena, London, 7:45pm (Sky Sports 3)
England v Malawi, Saturday, December 20@ University Arena, Worcester, 3:15pm (Sky Sports 4)