Malawi Queens coach Sam Kanyenda has finally quit in protest of decision by Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) to drop Australia-based shooter Mwawi Kumwenda and netball legend Mary Waya has been installed as caretaker head coach.
This follows the decision by NAM to axe Kumwenda for reporting late for training.
“I would have loved to stay on but I am pragmatic and I know we are in the results business. I should have been consulted before NAM expelled Mwawi,” Kanyenda said.
“It was a great honour for me to be appointed head coach Malawi Queens but the way things are being handled is demotivating.
“My priority is to protect the wider interests of the national team,” he said.
NAM general secretary Carol Bapu confirmed the development on Tuesday.
“It is true that Mr. Kanyenda has left camp and is no longer coach for Malawi Queens,” said Bapu.
She confirmed that Mary Waya will oversee the Malawi Queens at the Fast5 tournament in Australia.
“Mary Waya will now take over and she will be assisted by Griffin Saenda Junior,” said Bapu.
The decision to expel Mwawi has led to an outcry from netball fans who argue the netball export love to play for her country and her commitment has been unquestioned.
Most of them vented who took to the social media asked f NAM to reverse its decision.
The Queens are expected to leave the country this Sunday 22nd October 2017 for Australia to take part in this year’s Fast5 World Netball Championship.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :