Malawi National Netball Team the Queens continue proving themselves they are one of the powerhouses of netball in the world as they have outclassed Botswana.
Malawi have won by 67 goals to 23 at Wanderers Sports Complex court in Windhoek, Namibia in the ongoing Africa Netball Cup on Wednesday 10th November, 2021.
Malawi showcased brilliant performance in all four quarters, and came improved in today’s game against Botswana as their defence was quite solid; denying their opponents spaces to move in comfortably.
1st quarter Queens led by 14 goals to 6. When 2nd Quarter came, they punished Botswana after marking them so closely. They scored 19 goals while Botswana just managed one goal to finish the quarter at 33 goals to 7. Third Quarter ended Malawi leading by 51 goals to 28 while fourth Quarter ended Queens 67 while their counterparts 23 goals.
Malawi played a very fast game which Botswana could not just withstand; utilizing on turnovers, making good interceptions and at the same time looked improved on footwork and contacts.
On 11th November Malawi Queens will take on Zimbabwe in their third game of the tournament. It is almost likely that Queens will do better though Zimbabwe slowly is also improving in the SADC region in terms of netball.
Peace Chawinga, Malawi Queens Coach was delighted with the win describing it as a good win. Chawinga said she was not looking at the goals scored, but what they have been doing at training which she said she saw positives in today’s game.
However, Queens have to plan critically for their games against their fellow powerhouses of netball in Africa, She- Cranes and the Proteas of South Africa to be the Champions at the tournament and at the same time, defend their number six position in the world or even moving to position five.