Zambia hands Malawi Queens painful defeat at African Netball Championship

Malawi Queens have been defeated by Zambia who are hosts of  the African Netball Championship in Lusaka by 54-56 and will be likely displaced by Uganda in the next world ranking.

Malawi Queens hit a new low

The Queens who had lost their second game to Uganda and have to fulfill fixtures against Namimbia on Friday and Kenya on Saturday, narrowly led 17-14 in the first quarter before a 29-all tie at half time.

On international Netball Federation rankings, Zambi are 17th while Malawi were highest ranked team at the seven-nation round robin format which feature Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and hosts Zambia.

The third quarter ended witht he Queens leading by only two baskets at 45-43.

The Queens featured  the services of United Kingdom-based Joyce Mvula as goal shooter  and another UK based  Laureen Ngwira  as goalkeeper alongside  gial defender Joana Kachilika, wing-defender  Martha Dambo, centre Thandi Galeta-Saenda, Juliet Sambo,  wing attacker Bridget Kumwenda-Chalera, Jane Chimaliro as  goal attacker.

Substitutes were Alinafe Kamwala, Jessie Mazengera-Sanudi , Takondwa Lwazi and Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda.

Australia-based shooter Mwawi Kumwenda has missed out due to injury.

As it is, Uganda are favourites to win the title and Zambia as runners up.

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Mphwache
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Mphwache

I am not surprised. This is not a Malawi Netball National team. To me its a Saenda National team, just look at its composition; COACH: Saenda Snr, TRAINER; Saenda Jnr, Player: Thandi Saenda (Mrs). The rest of the team is composed of Kukoma Diamonds (which is coached by Saenda Snr, and Trained by Saenda Jnr.

LEGO
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Your selection of players was not good to tell you the truth.Even Zambia can beat you now,you need to pull up your socks

Zandiwawa
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Zandiwawa

Keep on fighting our Queens, we are proud of you. Not all days are Sundays. Even ku FIFA world cup tinawona ma team akulu akulu akugwa

B.I.G
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B.I.G

Ife a DPP tati tisuse kuti mphekesera zomwe zikumvekazi zokuti Asikana a mpira wamanja omwe asasanthidwa, kufwilimbwitidwa, kugagadidwa ndi kusendedwa ndi anzawo aku Zambia zachitika kamba koti chipani chathu chinalandira thandizo, mphatso kuchokera ku Pioneer Investments nzabodza la nkunkhuniza ndipo onse omwe akufalitsa izi ngachipongwe, ngopoanda mwambo ndipo ngopanda manyazi popeza ife kangachepeko, kachenjiko tabweza kwa eni wake pajatu.

Duli
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Duli

They have lost steam. Khalani pansies ngati Mafuremuzi tidzilela wana ndi zidzukulu.

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

AS LONG AS CAROL BAPU IS THERE (JUST LIKE NYAMILANDU OKAKAMIRA MIPANDO), THEN SORRY AMALAWI!!
BELIEVE ME, WE WILL BE NUMBER 15>>>>>> AFTER WORLD CUP SERIES – THE TREND IS FOLLOWING FOOTBALL’S IN MALAWI!!

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