NAM’s decision angers Malawi Queens: Deducts Fast5 allowances

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has angered Malawi Queens’s players for deducting their World Netball Fast Five Series tournament allowances without proper explanation.

Malawi Queesn players

The development has angered the players further, as some of them have warned not to honor the next call-up.

Each player was supposed to receive over K89, 000 for various allowances and game bonus, but Nam only gave the players K60,000 each deducting almost 29 thousands.

“They only gave us K60, 000 each for three games we won. They have deducted K10, 000 for a friendly match against South Africa and K19, 000 for training allowance. What kind of life is this? It seems we are used like hoes for some people to make money out of us,” one player told Nyasa Times.

They were 10 players that made the trip meaning each player was expected to get  K89, 000. Instead each player received K60,000, meaning an amount to K290,000 was deducted from the players.

Another player said they  have nowhere to complain since  NAM clique has created a system that cracks down on players who speak out; taking advantage of their desperation for national team call-ups that earn better at around K2 000 daily training allowance and for $50 (K24 000) daily foreign trip stipend.

“We opt to suffer in silence fearing that we  will be dropped in the next call-up. But now we have agreed that enough is enough if this behavior will not change we will not honour the next call-up. Where on earth can bosses go represent this nation for weeks and getting K60,000 as an allowance,” quizzed the player.

NAM has amassed so much power after changing the constitution to restrict voting to its executive committees, dormant netball committeechairpersons—even when netball in such areas barely exists, a source traced the root of the problem. Players and coaches, who bear the brunt, do not vote.

Article 14 of the NAM constitution says: “Each regional netball committee, the National Coaches Committee and the National Umpires Committee shall be represented at the association’s general meeting by the chairperson and secretary or their representatives appointed by their respective committees, and each shall be a voting delegate.”

However, NAM officials have already started making plans to postpone an Annual General Meeting which was supposed to take place next month in March, citing lack of funds as a scapegoat.

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waokaye chopika
waokaye chopika
7 years ago

Abale what is K89,000 or K60,000 mwina atsikana mumangokomedwa kukwera ndege mukaonesesa kuli bwino kukonza tsogolo lanu ndi sukulu. izi za netball zitayeni zikutayisani nthawi. Tell me apart from kumwenda wina ndani wa netball amachita bwino. Muona palibe. Kusewera mpira ngati ntchito ndikuononga tsogolo lanu. muzanong’oneza bondo anzanu akuyendera Range Rover chifukwa chomwa ink inu mukuyendabe madulira timati wa adam. Wakusina khutu ndi mnasi. Panopa mukamasewera netball kumawina inde ndikunjoya koma ndikunjoya kwa short term and onse amene akusapotani lero mukamasewera netball mukazavutika simuzawaona not even a top netball supporter. Imakhalano kuti game yatani yagona. School is best medication anzanga.… Read more »

Mtumbuka watsankho
Mtumbuka watsankho
7 years ago

This is shocking!!! Is the K89,000 allowance per day or for the whole trip? if it is for the whole trip, seriously what can anybody do with k89,000.00? Am very saddened with this. Usawi chichi?

George Phala
George Phala
7 years ago

Were you wondering why people fight for positions in Sports admin? It because there is no accountability and they run the associations like political parties – zopanda mwini.

That is why sponsors, who properly account for money in their organisations, are reluctant to put money in sports, When you deal with organisations like GIZ, they send their own people to give allowances in order to avoid theft. And they are strict. That’s why their country is flourishing.

7 years ago

NAM & FAM are same, this people are there to make money not to help netball or football. Malawi needs fresh people we are tired of old folks.

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