Eulogies keep coming in for former Malawi Queen’s Player and Civonets Coach, Connis Mhone who died after a ‘short illness’ at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe on Monday.
When speaking to the press, Netball Association of Malawi ( NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu said the country had lost an icon of netball development.
“Connis will greatly be remembered for being at the helm of the Malawi Queens when the team showed great improvements. It was under her time when she was a player that the Queens finished in top five in the World,” Bapu said.
“The country has lost a true friend of netball who was so passionate about the game as shown by her commitment in coaching as well as umpiring. She contributed a lot to the development of netball nationally. This is a major blow for Malawian netball.”
Bapu also said Mhone has left a big gap to fill, as she was Malawi Queens Under 21 coach, which is expected to take part in a competition in July.
Mhone was one of the pivotal players that helped Malawi Queens team which sailed to fifth spot in the world.
A cross section of netball stars have been taking to the social media to send condolences to the Mhone family and the entire netball fraternity.
Officials are yet to state the burial arrangements.