Mary Waya signs new Tanzania contract

Malawi netball development coach Marry Waya has signed a new one-year deal that will keep her at Tanzanian team Filbert Bayi until 2013.

“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Waya told Nyasa Times in a telephone interview from Dar es Salaam after putting pen-to-paper.

Waya is regarded as Malawi netball legend and has been at the Bayi team for several months.

The Tanzania National Sports Council (NSC) technical director Filbert Bayi, who is also one of the directors of the netball team, said Waya’s deal is renewable.

Waya: Extends her stay in Tanzania

“We are happy to announce that we have acquired the services of one of the best development coaches in Africa. We believe that her presence will help to improve netball development in the country,” he said, according to IPP Media.

Under the contract, Waya is expected to train the team which is made up of school students and also to organise netball seminars at all secondary schools in Dar es Salaam and at other development netball teams

Bayi said his team is really happy that they have acquired the services of Waya, described as a complete and seasoned development coach.

He said within the short period the Malawi coach has been at the school, the team has managed to produce six players selected in the list of 30 provisional national netball team (Taifa Queens).

Bayi also said for short spell Waya has stayed with the team, she has managed to host netball seminars at various secondary schools in Dar es Salaam and also assisting the national netball team at their camp as a consultant.

Taifa Queens are preparing for the forthcoming international netball championship to be staged at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam next month.

Bayi named the players who were developed by Waya and currently training with the national team as Jack Sickozi, Lilian Sylidion, Irene Elias, Restituta Boniface, Lydia Samwel and Joyce Edward.

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