The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has approved Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) proposal to hire full-time coach for Malawi Queens.
For the past four years, MNCS had been turning down NAM’s request on the basis that the association could not provide documented and outlined scope of work for the coach, who is supposed to be active throughout the period.
But MNCS acting executive secretary Henry Mereka yesterday said NAM has finally done the needful to get the council’s nod. netball rankings, where they are now stuck on seventh, is partly due to lack of a permanent coach, who can monitor players’ development stage by stage.
The ministry’s spokesperson Symon Mbvundula yesterday admitted receipt of NAM’s proposal, but said they are consulting relevant authorities before coming up with a final decision.
“Indeed, we received such a request and consultations with relevant authorities already started. The matter shall soon be concluded and feedback will be shared,” he said.
Netball analyst Wesley Namasala said employing a permanent coach is important as the coach has sufficient time to implement his/her strategies and philosophy.
“It also brings stability to the team, which is key to progress. A coach must have a considerable time to be able to mould a team in a manner he/she desires. The proposal to have a permanent coach is certainly a move in the right direction,” he said.