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Malawi’s Netball legend Mary Waya to hold coaching course in Ethiopia

Mary Waya Malawi's Legendary NetballerMalawi’s netball legend Mary Waya will hold a coaching course in Addis Abba, Ethiopia on Saturday with the support of International Federation of Netball Association.

Waya is expected to leave on Friday in the afternoon to hold the coaching clinic in which 100 participants are expected to be drilled.

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Malawi Queens over powered by New Zealand Ferns in World Fast5 Netball Series

Malawi QueensA well-oiled New Zealand stepped up a gear to overpower Malawi 48-18 in their opening match on day two of the FAST5 Netball World Series in Auckland on Saturday.

The result kept the defending champions unbeaten after three matches with two more to play in the round robin phase. Both teams made conservative starts before Maria Tutaia delivered her signature statement with two successful shots from the three-point zone to get the FAST5 Ferns in the groove.

Australia Diamonds crush Malawi Queens in netball

Malawi QueensA near faultless shooting performance from substitute goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites propelled the Australian Diamonds to an emphatic 83-34 victory over Malawi in the first ever netball international held in Wollongong on Wednesday night.

Thwaites shot 41 goals from 42 attempts after being injected into the match at halftime as a substitute for Constellation Cup star Caitlin Bassett, who had shot 22 from 24.

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Netball Association of Malawi denies to recall three Tigresses players

MZUZU(MaraPost)--As the Malawi Queens are performing poorly in their international games, Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) has maintained its position of not incorporating the three Tigresses players in the squad arguing it is too late to recall the players.Malawi Queens

Malawi Queens suffered two comprehensive defeats to Australia’s Diamonds in Test Series.

Following the dismal performance by team, local netball fans asked NAM through social network to consider recalling the three players so as to strengthen the team in the remaining games.

Reacting, Nam president Rose Chinunda confirmed that some quarters had asked them to consider recalling the players but she said it would be difficult to make the call.

“The problem is that the outcome of their appeal came a bit late. Otherwise we could have included them in the team before departure,” she said.

“As it is we need to consult the technical panel to see if they still need the players.

“We also need to discuss other logistics before we consider flying them. Our budget is tight as such we can’t make that call on our own. We need input from other stakeholders.”

Chinunda hoped the team would pick up form at Fast5 World Series to safeguard their status.

“All is not lost. If we perform well during the remainder of the tour we can still remain the best in Africa,” she said.

Playing without the trio tSindie Simtowe, Beatrice Mpinganjira and Grace Mwafulirwa, the team has concede 83-34 and 64-37 defeats at the hands of Australia on Wednesday and Saturday respectively.

The three were dropped on disciplinary grounds following the fracas that led to the postponement of the Presidential Cup finals in Lilongwe almost three weeks ago but the trio was offered lifeline when Malawi National Council of Sports appeals committee suggested for a proper hearing.

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Tigresses players still have chances to join squad: Netball Association of Malawi

MZUZU(MaraPost)--Barely few days after the only Malawi Netball export Mwayi Kumwenda pleaded with the Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) to rescind its decision of dropping Tigresses players in Malawi Queens team, the country’s body has reiterated that the door is still open for the players.

Malawi Queens are in camp preparing for Test Series in Australia and the Fast5 Netball World Series in New Zealand, next month but NAM dropped Tigresses slippery shooter, Sindi ‘Sniper’ Simutowe alongside vast experienced centre, Beatrice Kadango, Grace Mhango and Lauren Ngwira on disciplinary grounds.Malawi Queens

The players are reportedly to have caused fracas during their presidential cup game in Lilonwe after NAM banned Tigresses for featuring Lauren Ngwira who failed a pregnancy test.

Tigresses’ players refused to vacate the field of play to pave way for other teams to continue the games until NAM had to call off the finals to a later date.

NAM General Secretary Carol Bapu said the players conduct was uncalled for and stressed that for the meantime, the players remained sidelined from Malawi Queens until an official decision from the Malawi National Council of Sports was made.

However, Bapu emphasized that the door was still open for the players and they could be called based on the verdict from national council.

The 20-member squad has new faces like Maggie Sikwese from Lameck Queens and Hendrina Longwe from Air Wing.

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