England trip valuable for Commonwealth preparations-Waya

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The Malawi Netball Team coach, Mary Waya,  says the trip to England was valuable preparation for Commonwealth games scheduled for 2018.

Waya said this despite the Queens’ third straight loss in the Virtual International Netball series on Wednesday.

The Queens lost to England’s Roses 62-60 in what can be described as their best in the three game series.

The series has been lost but Waya is optimistic this was a platform for evaluation of the squad.

“The series for us was important as we are now preparing our girls for a big tournament, the Commonwealth games”.

“This series will tell us which players will go and if we need other players to beef up our squad”.

Waya says she is happy with the growth of netball development on the continent.

She encourages other countries to join in so that more African countries can be represented at the Commonwealth games and the World Cup.

She mentioned introduction of netball in Ethiopia, developments in Kenya and Uganda as some of the positive moves in the game.

Key player, Mwai Kumwenda, who was sidelined earlier from camp on the ground of ‘flouting camp rules’, was named Player of the Series for Malawi.

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