England want to beat Malawi Queens 3-0
Malawi national netball team’s chances of salvaging some pride from their test series in England appear slim as the hosts’ Captain, Ama Agbeze, has said the Roses want to beat the Queens 3-0.
Agbeze told England Netball website that the Roses, who defeated Malawi 66-60 and 61-53 on Friday and Sunday, respectively, were determined to complete a whitewash when the two teams meet in the final game scheduled for Genting Arena in Birmingham tomorrow.
“We want to win 3-0 – I think that is the minimum but then we have been working on a few things in training so [we are] trying to implement those.
“There will be times where [sic] hopefully if things come off, you will see the whole team literally just stop and jump for joy because we have ticked a box and if you look to the coaches, they will also be cheering,” Agbeze told www. englandnetball.co.uk.
A further loss would make it nine consecutive defeats for Mary Waya’s charges.
Malawi also lost six consecutive games at the Fast5 Netball World Series in Australia where star-shooter Mwawi Kumwenda was conspicuously absent after the Netball Association of Malawi dropped her for reporting late for camp training in Blantyre.
However, even with Mwawi leading the lines, the Queens have not showed signs of improvement in England as the margin of their defeats increased from six on Friday to eight on Sunday.
The Fast5 Series had no bearing on the world rankings but the losses to England are likely to affect the sixth-ranked Queens.
Both teams are fine-tuning for the 2018 Commonwealth Games which Australia will host.
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