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Nam snubs Sports Council on coaches

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Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) has snubbed Malawi National Council of Sports advice to review the recruitment process and will instead stick to its earlier decision that led to the appointment of Malawi Queens coaches.

Nam appointed Complex Tigresses mentor, Peace Chawinga-Kalua, as Queens head-coach while Mary Waya was demoted to assistant coach.

The decision angered Sports Council after it felt that Nam had disregarded an earlier communication advising the association to advertise for the posts and hold proper interviews.

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However, Nam officials met in Blantyre on Tuesday night where they agreed to maintain the technical panel set up as the association races against time ahead of international events.

Nam president, Rose Chinunda, vice president Chimwemwe Kachingwe, general secretary, Carol Bapu, vice treasurer Jane Kachali and the association’s legal counsel, Felister Jumbe, attended the meeting at Malawi Sun Hotel.

A source, who attended the meeting, said there was no point to review the process as it had been used before when Waya was appointed coach.

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“We are sticking with the current technical panel. We want to move on. Reviewing the recruitment process will only drag us,” said the source.

Sources indicated that Nam would reason with Sports Council on the need not to re-do the recruitment process.

Following the agreement, Malawi Queens is set to go in camp this weekend to prepare for Diamond Challenge set for next week in South Africa and Africa Netball Championship set for Namibia this month end.

Nam president declined to comment on the issue saying they had communicated to Sports Council.

“It’s true we met but we will give the press our stand when we are through with Sports Council,” Chinunda said

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