By Bertha Chirwa
Malawi’s Netball team the Queens continue to shine at the COSANA Tri-Nations series tournament as they have maintained three straight wins as the tournament enters a third day.
On Wednesday morning they were up against Namibia in a game which ended 77-25 in favour of the Queens.
The team dominated the game with 16 against 5 baskets in the fist quarter, 39-9 in the second quarter, 58-17 in the third quarter and 77-25 in the last quarter.
Queens Coach Peace Chawinga said their encounter with Namibia was good as her side managed to understand their opponents kind of play and changed their system to have results.
However she said there are some areas that needs to be looked into and rectified to have a complete team.
“As coaches we are not satisfied, we are seeing some lapses in the coordination. Even the attacking system, when we tried to change, we noticed some lapses and we need to rectify those things for us to have a complete team.
“We are progressing very well and if we don’t break and continue with the training we will have time to rectify all problems that we have as we are also looking at the forthcoming Commonwealth games in July,” said Chawinga.
Namibia is still struggling in the tournament and it’s Head Coach Sunette Burden said they are learning and taking the experiences step by step.
“Some of the channels didn’t work, communication didn’t work but we are yet to compete and see if all players are under pressure and which combination can work for us.
“It’s a learning process for us, we are taking it step by step because we have new youngsters in the team. We will release the players just to get fatigue out of them and then regroup and get back on our game plan for the remaining two games ahead,” she said.
The Queens were expected to take on Zimbabwe at 6 o’clock same Wednesday.