Malawi National Netball Team on Saturday got a rare treat at the Camelthorn Garden Centre in Khomas, Namibia, ahead of the Africa Netball Cup expected to throw off Tuesday.
The Queens, who finished second behind Uganda in Pent Series, were hosted to a luncheon by Namibia-based Malawians.
One of the organisers, James Kamika, who has been in Namibia for five years, said they wanted the Queens to recharge.
“We are proud of the Queens and they have been doing very well. Even the Namibians and others who are here but are not Malawians also support the Queens. We, as Malawians, had to show ownership and we had to support them.
“We had to show that even though they are here in Namibia they still have friends and relatives. We feel, through the luncheon, we will get to know each other,” he said.
Kamika also said the Queens would be taken around some tourist destination sites to refresh their minds ahead of the grueling campaign.
“We have also arranged a Game drive for the Queens.
Namibia is also famous for tourism and Game Parks so they we will take them to some game parks. They will also have a traditional Namibian meal,” he said.
The former Queens centre court player said the forthcoming Africa Netball Cup will be tough and any slip up will ruin her team’s chances of winning the Africa Netball Cup.
Meanwhile, Queens Coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa, speaking after beating Kenya to finish behind Uganda in Pent Series, has promised to improve the squad.
“We will use our performance in Pent Series to rectify the mistakes we made because we can’t afford to mess up. If we mess up, again it will be difficult for us to bounce back. We need to cancel whatever Uganda did to us,” she said.