New Zealand was forced to introduce their big guns to avoid a monumental upset at the Netball World Cup in Sydney after being pushed by determined Malawi side , but eventually Malawi tasted a first loss 57-49.
Malawi beat rivals South African netball team 58-51 to start the Netball World Cup with a clear win in a match played in Sydney on Friday. The match was billed as an opening day blockbuster and the tightly-fought contest didn’t disappoint.
African netball is on the rise. There are more teams from Africa than from any other region at the World Netball Cup 2015. Africa is represented by four teams: Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia and they are all set to finish in the top eight.
Malawi's path to qualifying for the football World Cup 2018 in Russia has been made difficult after being paired with Tanzania in Round 1. Malawi will play Tanzania in October this year over two legs home and away and the winner will meet Algeria in Round 2.
At last, Malawi’s sole netball export Mwawi Kumwenda joined the national netball team on Monday ahead of the World Netball Cup scheduled for next month in Australia, ending a year-long hibernation following a protracted impasse with the Netball Association of Malawi (NAM).