Griffin Saenda wants Lauren Ngwira wrangle resolved


By Mphatso Malidadi:

Malawi national netball team mentor, Griffin Saenda Snr, has called on Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) to resolve the transfer wrangle surrounding Tigresses all-rounder Lauren Ngwira.

Tigresses have taken a swipe at Nam over incidents they suspect to be a plot to frustrate the club.


The development has put in doubt the future of Tigresses players that have been called for national team duties ahead of the Fast5 Netball World Series set for Melbourne, Australia.

Queens Coach, Griffin Saenda Snr, fears the stand-off might affect the availability of Tigresses’ players Beatrice Mpinganjira, Lauren Ngwira and Sindie Simtowe-Msowoya in the next camp training.

“As it is, I am not sure if the players will report for training,” Saenda said.


Malawi are due to start preparations on Sunday in Blantyre, with 28 players being called into camp.

Saenda feels the best way to resolve the issue is through a round-table to enable the players to compete for selection with players from other teams.

 “I believe the best way to resolve the issue is through roundtable discussions. We need all our top players in camp if we are to assemble a strong team. I am sure roundtable discussions will help us to resolve the wrangle,” he said.

Tigresses Team Manager, Helene Mpinganjira-Tasosa, earlier stated that they do not want their players to go for an international tournament and get transferred to another team without the club’s consent.

Tiga have been at loggerheads with Nam after the national netball governing body cleared Ngwira to play for Team Northumbria in the United Kingdom without the club’s consent.

Tigresses have since been exempted from taking part in Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League until the issue is resolved.

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