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Malawi National Netball Team registered their first win at the on-going Commonwealth Games when they sweated to overcome Northern Ireland 54- 41 Sunday.

However, there was no time to relax as they face New Zealand in another Group B match tonight in Birmingham, England.

It is a repeat of 2018 games when the Queens stunned the Silver Ferns who were then ranked number two in the world.

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New Zealand are now ranked number one and memories are still fresh when the Queens shocked the world with a 64-45 convincing win over the Silver Ferns.

Queens Coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa must devise a strategy to ably use top shooters Joyce Mvula and Mwawi Kumwenda.

It appears using Mwawi as a goal attacker is not working as Queens lack balance when attacking.

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The coach stated that she will use the pair according to their game plan.

During the Northern Ireland game, Queens started sluggishly by taking the first quarter 12-11.

Chawinga-Kaluwa had to reshuffle the squad taking on Mvula for Sindie Simtowe- Msowoya while Mwawi moved from goal attack to goal shooter.

In the second quarter Malawi 25-21 before extending the lead to 41-27 at the end of the third quarter.

Queens started their campaign for the Commonwealth Games poorly as they lost to hosts and defending champions England 66-41 on Saturday.

Malawi will Tuesday rest before taking on Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday and will wrap up Group B matches with a match against Uganda.

 

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