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Malawi National Netball Team Coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa is hoping her charges will not falter during the Cosana Tri-Nations tournament when facing Namibia at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Sports Complex in Blantyre.

The five-day competition ends tonight.

Chawinga-Kaluwa said her mission is to conclude the competition with a perfect record.

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“We are hoping to finish the competition with our winning record intact. We will not relax at the last hurdle, neither are we going to underrate our opponents,” she said.

Malawi thumped Zimbabwe 63-34 Wednesday to register their fifth straight win.

Chawinga-Kaluwa also saluted her charges for following the game plan against Zimbabwe.

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“We won easily, unlike on Tuesday when we were made to sweat for our result. This was an improved performance and I am very happy. The girls played according to instructions.

“After surviving Zimbabwe’s scare Wednesday, we sat down and thoroughly analysed our strengths and weaknesses. It is a great feeling that the players did exactly what we agreed,” she said.

The Queens are ranked seventh in the world whereas Zimbabwe are ranked 13th.

Youth and Sports Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda, who watched the game, assured the team of continued support.

“The government is proud of the Queens’ performance and will do the needful to grant them the support they need to prepare well for the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” Chimwendo Banda said.

Chawinga-Kaluwa maintained familiar names in the game and the players did not disappoint.

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