Namibian team eyes netballers


Namibian netball side, Afrocat Lions, have hinted on the possibility of them signing Malawian netballers.
Lions Operations Officer, Dimitri Bittler, confirmed their interest in Malawian netballers after touring Blantyre.
During the tour, Lions lost 45-18 to Thunder Queens on Monday and 58-14 to Kukoma Diamonds yesterday at Blantyre Youth Centre.
“We want to have a strong squad competing in our [Namibia] Premier League. Hopefully, if an opportunity arises, we should be able to sign one or two players from Malawi,” he said.
Bittler said Afrocat want to build relationships with sport clubs and youth groups across Africa.
“Basically, it is a developmental initiative that we came here for. We are trying to build a relationship between Malawi and Namibia. As a youth organisation, we are also trying to liaise with different youth clubs and sport clubs across Africa,” he said.
Thunder Queens’ player, Thoko Evance, hailed the international test matches.
“Even though we won, we learnt some things, including how to communicate effectively during a match. We would like Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) to organise more of these games,” she said.
Nam General Secretary, Carol Bapu, thanked Afrocat for touring the country.
“We are establishing connections with our colleagues within and outside Africa where we should have more of these games. Players gain exposure this way,” she said.
Lions have several netball, volleyball and football teams.
Lions’ select football side defeated Fifa-Fam Southern Region Select 4-3 at Chiwembe Stadium on Monday.

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