Despite the absence of Mwawi Kumwenda, Malawi Queens head coach Mary Waya is optimistic that the team will do well at the Fast5 Netball championship.
Waya made the assurance at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) when the team was leaving for Australia.
Speaking to the press, Waya said Malawians must believe in the players that are in the squad because they have prepared well in training.
Asked about Kumwenda, Waya refused to comment saying that she cannot be talking about a player who is not in the squad.
In her remarks, one of the players Alinafe Kamwana said the team finished third at the previous Fast5 tournament and this time they will fight for a better position.
Kamwana then asked all Malawians to support the team saying that it is ready to represent the country at the tournament.
The team will be without star player Kumwenda who was expelled from the Queens training camp for reporting late and despite calls from various quarters to include her in the squad for the tournament, NAM insisted that she will not go.
Malawi Queens Final List Traveling to Fast5 Tournament – Australia
Defenders: Joanna Kachilika – Captain
Caroline Ngwira, Loreen Ngwira, Martha Dambo. Attackers; Thandie Galeta, Takondwa Lwazi Shooters: Jane Chimaliro – Vice Captain Joyce Mvula, Jessie Sanudi, Alinafe Kamwala. Technical Panel :Mary Waya – Head Coach , Griffin Michael Saenda – Assistant Coach, Agness Chaima – Team Manager Gertrude Chilemba – Team Doctor.