The going appears to be easy for the Junior Queens at the Africa Youth Netball Championship in Gaborone, Botswana where they earned second successive win following 49-30 triumph over Namibia on Sunday.
They also won their opening game 81-21 against Lesotho earlier on the day.
Against Namibia, the Under-21 national team, which had camp training for only over a week, led 16-5 in the first quarter. They increased the tally to 29-11 and 41-23 in the subsequent segments.
“The girls are putting up a gallant fight in each and every game. At the rate we are winning our games, I do not doubt that we will win the title and qualify for the World Cup although South Africa are the biggest thorn on our path to glory,” said Junior Queens assistant coach Whyte Mlilima.
According to Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu, who is also with the national team, the Junior Queens will face Zimbabwe in their next match on Wednesday at 11am.
They will take on rivals South Africa on Thursday. They will be up against Uganda on Friday morning and hosts Botswana in the afternoon. The Junior Queens will wrap-up their fixtures with an encounter against Zambia on Saturday.
Malawi last contested in the World Youth Netball Championships in 2009 in Cook’s Island where the current Queens’ stars such as Mwawi Kumwenda, Sindi Simtowe and Lauren Ngwira were identified.