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‘Maintain experienced Queens players’

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Netball experts have tipped newly appointed Malawi national netball team Coach, Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa, to phase out the Queens squad gradually to avoid a free-fall.

Chawinga-Kaluwa is expected to name a squad ahead of next month’s Africa Netball Championship set for Cape Town, South Africa.

Former Queens skipper, Emmie Waya-Chongwe, has since advised the coach not to discard senior players at once.

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“Building a team is a process so the senior players must be maintained to provide transition. You can’t go to a tournament with just a squad of youngsters. So, there is need to blend young and experienced players,” she said.

Former Queens coach, Edith Kaliati, said Chawinga- Kaluwa must start fusing in players that can play for the Queens for more years.

“My piece of advice is that she should not go for names but talent. Experienced players that are still fit and performing should be in the team while youngsters who can play for the Queens for over five years should be introduced in the system,” she said.

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Waya-Chongwe and Kaliati have commended Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) for replacing Griffin Saenda Senior with Chawinga-Kaluwa.

“Let us be honest; Nam has done the right thing. This has shown that they listen and take necessary action. We must commend Nam because this is what most people expected,” Waya-Chongwe said.

Meanwhile, the First Choice Tigresses mentor has called for support to enable her deliver during her three-year deal.

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