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Malawi Queen off to Pretoria for 2023 Africa Zone World Cup

By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi National Netball Team has flown to Pretoria, South Africa where they are expected to participate in a one week long 2023 Africa Zone World Cup qualifiers tournament.

Missing on the list is the Australian based shooter Mwai Kumwenda but almost all the players that took part in 2022 Commonwealth games at Birmingham City are part of the squad.


Grace Mwafulirwa, who is the Queens vice captain, has made a returt into the squad and has since replaced Shira Dimba.

Other long time serving members of the team including Blue Eagles Netball team star Takondwa Lwazi, former Manchester Thunder goal Shooter Joyce Mvula,Towera Vinkhumbo and Caroline Mtukule Ngwira are also in the squad.

Malawi Queens have to take this tournament seriously as their rivals She-Cranes of Uganda and the Proteas of South Africa already qualified to the 2023 South Africa Netball World Cup after finishing on positions 5 and 6 at the Commonwealth games.

Queens are in pool B alongside Uganda, Zambia, Kenya and e-Swatini while pool A has South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Tanzania the tournament is anticipated to throw off this Sunday 21st August, 2022.

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