By Draxon Maloya
Foreign Legions Joins Malawi Netball Queens.
The Malawi national netball team have received a morale booster following the arrival of all its foreign based players who have now joined the team ahead of a crucial assignment again the Spar Proteas of South Africa in their opening match of the Africa Netball Championship.
International players namely, Joyce Mvula, Laureen Ngwira and Takondwa Lwazi joined the Queen’s squad yesterday ahead of the game against South Africa on Friday.
This is a timely morale booster for the new Malawi netball Queens coach, Peace Chawinga Kaluwa who shall be at the helm of Malawi netball for 3 years having been offered a contract, and her first assignment will be across the Zambezi River in Cape Town.
The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) reshuffled the netball team’s technical panel in readiness for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2023 World cup.
NAM’s president Khungekire Matiya said it was imperative to reshuffle the coaching panel so as to embark on long term plans.
“We now focus on long term targets, we feel necessary to make some changes and you may wish to know that we have the Under-17 and 20 squads for development purposes so we need consider players from that pool s well,” Matiya said.
One of the stars joined the team is Joyce Mvula who has helped her team in UK, Manchester Thunder to win the English netball title.
The National netball team coach, Peace Chawinga Kaluwa named a 12 people squad which w left the country on Tuesday for the championship slated for 18-22 October at the Bellville Velodrome.
In a related development the “Zim-Gems” of Zimbabwe whose participation at this years championship hanged in limbo due to unavailability of finances have just received a timely booster when the country National Foods committed 250k dollars to the team towards their campaign.