Malawi Queens beat Uganda in Diamonds Challenge

Malawi national netball team, the
Queens, has done what is needed to be
done claiming a fairly neat victory over
Uganda in the opening match of the
Netball Diamonds Challenge played on
Tuesday night at Ugu Sports Centre,
Margate in South Africa.
The match ended 51-40 in favour of
Malawi Queens.
Inspired by towering Blue Eagles
Sisters shooter Joyce Mvula and goal
attacker Sindi ‘Sniper’ Simutowe were a
challenge for the She Cranes.
The Queens proved that they were at
the tournament for serious business
playing physical and body-checking
style of play.
Malawi Queens coach Peace Kaluwa
blended a youthful and veteran squad,
which comprised of players like Thandi
Galeta, Tower Vinkhumbo, Caroline
Ngwira, Grace Mwafulirwa, Takondwa
Lwazi.
Malawi Queens were a marvel to watch
in the first and second quarter, as they
dominated the proceedings of the
match with the likes of Joyce Mvula
displaying fantastic skills.
The Queens won both quarters 15-11
and 30-18.
However, in the third quarter the
Queens made two changes bringing in
Martha Dambo and Rose for Galeta and
Mwafulirwa.
The substitutions were not effective
enough, as Uganda came hard by
dominating almost all the departments.
The third quarter ended in favour of
Malawi with 40-30 baskets.
In the last quarter, the Queens
breathed more fire after the
introduction of Lauren Ngwira for
Joyce Mvula.
After the last whistle it was Malawi
Queens 51-40 and they will face the
hosts South Africa tomorrow in an
encounter to be beamed live on S4.
South Africa defeated Zambia in the
game.

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