Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has stuck to its guns by dropping head coach Peace Chawinga Kalua’s preferred choice player Ellen Chibokho for Jane Chimaliro.
NAM has released a list 0f an 18-member delegation to World Netball Cup comprising 12 players and 6 officials dropping Chawinga Kalua’s choice.
Carol Bapu, General Secretary for NAM insisted that the entire coaching crew has the right to come up with the list of the players for an international competition creating a lift between head coach and her assistant Mary waya who was demoted and preferred Chimaliro.
However, inside sources revealed that Chawinga Kalua’s choice of Chiboko was based on club affiliation as she plays for Complex Tigresses – the team she coaches.
The players will travel to Australia leaving Chileka Airport at around13:15 hours aboard Malawian Airways and then Australia’s national airliner Qantas from Johannesburg.
The following is the list of the team travelling to Australia:
Shooters, Sindi Simtowe (Complex Tigresses), Jane Chimaliro (Civo nets), Joyce Mvula (Blue Eagles, Mwawi Kumwenda ( Tactix New Zealnd),
Attacckers; Bridget Kumwenda (Kukoma Diamonds, Takondwa Lwazi (Blue eagles), Thandie Galeta (Thunder)
Defenders; Caroline Ngwira (Kukoma Diamonds, Towera Vinkhumbo, Kukoma (Diamonds)Lauren Ngwira (Complex Tigresses, Grace Mhango (Complex Tigressees), Martha Dambo (Thunders)
Officials; Peace Chawinga headcocach) Mary waya (assistant coach), Abgail Shariff (team manager), Jennier Kazembe (team doctor ) Carol Bapu and Rosy Chinunda (officials).