Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) president Rosy Chinunda has announced that she will seek re-election at an annual general meeting to be held on April 13 in Mzuzu.
In an exclusive interview with The Nation on Tuesday, Chinunda said she wants to complete transforming the country’s netball.
“As a committee, we have a great vision for netball in the country and, already, we have laid the ground that will see Malawi Queens participating annually at the Quad Netball Series with big teams such as New Zealand and Australia,” she said.
Malawi, Botswana and South Africa are the only African teams that will be participating in the series.
Chinunda said her committee has brokered a deal that will see Malawi paying 50 percent of the expenses for the Quad Netball Series trip whereas New Zealand and Australia will be responsible for the other 50 percent.
“The deal will mean more international games for the girls. With this exposure, we might break into the top three on world netball rankings. It means we are moving in the right direction,” she said
The president said she is seeking a new term to complete her programme to see a multi-million state-of-the-art netball complex built.
Said Chnunda: “We have political will from the government and we are sure construction will begin soon. The girls need a gym centre to exercise and a court to hold international tournaments. With this project, we will be able to invite top netball teams in the world to come and play here.”