………..MALAWI 72-31 KENYA
By Edwin Mbewe
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi netball team on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 defeated Kenya 72-31 to make it two out of two and qualify to the semifinals of the 2023 Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers currently under way in Pretoria, South Africa.
Queens struggled in the first quarter as Kenyans once led them 8-6,though they went on to win by 13 goals to 9. At halftime Malawi still narrowly led by 31 goals to 17.
The Peace Chawinga coached side came hard in the third quarter as they put Kenyans under siege as they extended their lead to make it Malawi 54 while Kenya 25.
During last quarter Malawi ignited fire and scored more goals than Kenya who managed just six,and at fulltime time it was Queens 72-31 for Kenya.
This win means Malawi has qualified to the semifinals of the competition after recording their second win over Kenya 72-31,on Monday Malawi defeated rookies e-Swatini 69-50.
The Queens have however qualified to the semifinals with a game to spare against Zambia which will be a decider as to who finishes on top of pool A.
The winner between Malawi and Zambia will meet the second placed of pool B which comprises of the host South Africa,Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Tanzania.
Malawi Queens play neighbors Zambia on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 1400hours.
South Africa and Uganda already qualified to 2023 South Africa Netball World Cup after finishing on positions 5 and 6 respectively at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth games.