19 October 2016 Last updated at: 11:11 AM
‘Please help us’-NAM cries loud
The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has pleaded with the general public to help Malawi Queens compete at the Fast5 Netball World Series this month by meeting the remaining K18 million deficit for the tourney.
The team is expected to leave for Melbourne next week but NAM is yet to source the said deficit, forcing the association to press the panic button through its President Rose Chinunda.
“We really need support from well-wishers to meet the remaining K18 million deficit. We are very optimistic of meeting the budget in time for the team to travel.”
“Much as we appreciate the government’ support, there was need for other stake holders to rescue us from this situation but we are very hopeful of meeting the budget before next week,” she said.
Some weeks ago, Old Mutual donated half a million to the association for the tourney before receiving K14 million from official sponsors Airtel Malawi.
The Queens coach Griffin Saenda is expected to name ten players for the tournament.