Malawi Queens: ‘We shall always remember Saenda’
As one way to mourn their former coach, Griffin Saenda, who was laid to rest on Saturday, Malawi Queens players and officials went to his HHI cemetry to lay wreaths and pay tribute.
The Queens were in South Africa to participate in Spar Challenge three-match test series the time Saenda breathed his last.
Tears, sombre mood engulfed HHI Cemetery, when the Queens in black t-shirts arrived at the cemetery to mourn their father, coach and teacher.
The players led by Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) president, Khungekile Matiya they laid flowers on the grave yard and sung songs of sorrow.
It was an emotional ceremony, as they surrounded the resting place of Saenda before prayers.
In her eulogy, Matiya said the girls were devastated after receiving news of Saenda’s death.
She said all the energy to play the matches in South Africa vanished, as the news was so disturbing.
“Since our father died while we were away in South Africa, we thought it wise to pay our last respect to him by visiting the grave yard to lay wreaths and flowers,” said Matiya.
Saenda died on last week Thursday and was laid to rest on Saturday.