Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has proposed Mary Waya and Whyte Mlilima for the task of leading the Under-21 national netball team to Botswana for the World Youth Championship qualifiers.
The qualifiers will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from July 23 to 30 and 10 countries are expected to take part.
According to information sourced from NAM secretariat, Waya has been proposed to be the head coach and Mlilima as her assistant.
NAM president Rosy Chinunda confirmed that the two names have been tabled for consideration.
“It is true we have proposed the two names but currently we are seeking the views of other executive members and once we make a decision we will let you know.
“We are supposed to meet as an executive to discuss the issue and map the way forward,” said Chinunda.
While NAM is yet to name a coach and release the squad going to Botswana, Zimbabwe have already been in camp for three weeks at St. Peter’s School in Mbare, Harare according to one of Zimbabwe’s dailies, The Herald.
“We started with 27 players but we have trimmed to 21 and we expect to go to Botswana with 14 players. We were working on shooting skills and defending. It’s important that we perfect ourselves in these areas if we are to qualify for the World Cup,” Zimbabwe’s coach Ropafadzo Mutsauki is quoted as saying.
Lesotho, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Swaziland and hosts Botswana are the teams to take part in the tournament. n