NAM will not resign over Malawi Queens mess at Fast5 – Khungekire

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) Khungekire Matiya refused to bow to growing pressure  of her executive committee to resign   following poor results at the Fast5 tournament where the team lost all its games.

Matiya:  No reason for us to resign

Matiya told reporters soon after landing at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) from Australia that NAM did everything possible to help Malawi Queens prepare for the tournament.

“I don’t see any reason for us to resign,” she said.

“It is not the first time the team has done badly. We need just to sit down and analyze the performance and come up with solutions. There are lessons that we have leant,” said Khungikire.

She also said star power Mwai Kumwenda is still part of  Malawi Queens  setup and will be open for selection for the team which is expected to travel to England later this month.

Kumwenda was expelled from the team after she reported late at the training camp before th World Fast5 series in Australia.

But Matiya  insists NAM will not close the door on any player and that the towering shooter is welcomed back to the team if she so wishes to carry national team duties.

“We have nothing against Mwai Kumwenda as NAM. She is a Queen and the door is open for her to play for the national team if she so wishes,” said Matiya.

Matiya was grilled by reporters to explain NAM’s stand on Kumwenda.

She exonerated her secretary general Carol Bapu who has been accused on social media as the one responsible for Kumwenda’s expulsion, saying the NAM executive members made  “a collective decision.”

“We work collectively and not on individual basis,” she said.

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Bristone Mabichi

NAM, please go. You have done your part and let others also come in and do theirs. This is a good exit strategy. We lost 5-1 and losing you will do us good. JUST GO!! NAM GO! Please.

Kunena Mosapsyatila
Mayi Matiya mukufuna kunamiza ndani? Pamene mumapita ku Australia ndi anthu angati amene anapanga plead ndi bungwe lanu kuti musinthe maganizo? The whole country represented by the main stream and social media tried their best to persuade you, including the whole minister of sports. Lero anthu aja munawanyozera ndi amene anakulembani ntchito aja akuti MUTULE PANSI MAUDINDO ANU; chifukwa ndinu olephera ndi osamvera, ndiye mukukana chani? Kodi umaluma dzanja lomwe limakudyesa? Ndizimene munapanga inu. Inu mumaziwona ngati ma shasha ndi aniake a chikwama; nanga mukuopa chani? Sichifukwa chosemphana nazo ndalama. TULANI PANSI MA UDINDOWO KUTI ANTHU ENA OMVETSA ZA ANZAWO… Read more »
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@ Michael Smith
Please , Can you read between the lines ! The subject here is about netball in Malawi and not ur stupid ideas of conning people here…
Give us a break MR stupid ” clever”


Match Fixing, These ladies pocketed kickbacks. shame


These ladies are very stupid.

Carol Bapu said she does not want to talk about Mwabi Kumwenda when they were leaving the country and said that the was ready for the competition (Fast 5) and then the Khukungire says Mwabi is still a Queen? How ?

You said you were ready, were you ready to loose five matches?

Joe M

NAM is arrogant like the DPP govt, chilipo chimene mukupezako ku NAM osati kutukula masewero a netball. Ine ndikanakhala Mwai I can not come back unless you two (Khungekire & Bapu resigns).


mutu wako khungekire, zachamba


watani mai wakhalula bwino amai yu ,amalawi kukonda milandu basi


You don’t own this country just go.Include men into this management

Ben - Ben

So arrogant just like DPP government, we expected an apology from NAM ……. you talk as if all is well, this was man-made and you cannot tell us it’s not first time for the team to come home with poor results………shut up!! very dull lady…….. do not forget it’s our taxes……………….nonsense!!!!


Iwe pako, DPP ikukhudzidwapo chiyani apapa?

Billy Chilewani

This the only country where the national teams perform dismally and the so called executive stick to their posts. No wonder we are No. 1 underperformer in most sports disciplines and the arrogance of the executive over an in-house affair has cot the nation the only hope we had in netball. As for football forget..

E Matimba

it is so sad Malawi queens to come up with this results this is what NAM needed where did they take all power to exclude mwai our star and the pillar of ma queens, you have brought shame on our Nation ( who is important between NAM and MWAI ? )


Ministry of sports ili pweeeee!!!.!You must fire these stupid ladies. How can they challenge that they can’t resign and they are saying Mwai is part of the team if she so wish. Thats a shame

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