Malawi Queens cautious


Impressive Malawi Queens begin their quest for a 2015 Netball World Cup semifinal berth when facing Uganda’s She- Cranes today in a pool E qualifying round match in Sydney, Australia.

After the Uganda clash, the Queens meet New Zealand tomorrow and Jamaica on Thursday with two teams from the pool qualifying for the semifinals.

The semifinal line-up will be completed by two best sides from pool F which comprises world’s number one Australia, third-placed England, Wales (eighth) and South Africa (fifth).


The Queens, ranked second on the continent and sixth in the world, were thrown in pool E alongside giants New Zealand (positioned second globally) and Jamaica (rated fourth) and Uganda 14th.

Malawi coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa said her charges were inspired after becoming the first side since 2003 to hit a three-figure score in the competition when beating Sri Lanka 101-18 on Saturday.

“We knew that the tournament would be even tougher as we progress. We are ready for this round. We will change our strategy according to the opponents. The morale in camp is quite high and we believe our recent achievement will inspire us to reach the next round,” she sa

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