Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has said it is under pressure from the International Netball Federation (INF) to immediately sign a female coach.
According to NAM president Rosy Chinunda, INF rules stipulate that a head coach of a national netball team should be a female.
NAM has since earmarked former Queens players Peace Chawinga Kalua, Mary Waya and Connis Mhone for the position.
“Since the sudden resignation of Edith Kaliati in 2011, we have not employed a national team coach. But we have peace Chawinga, Mary Waya and Connis Mhone who have been understudying Griffin Saenda. We feel one of them can coach the team,” said Chinunda.
She said before end June, the association will identify a coach among the three names.
Saenda said the three are mature and can mentor the national team players.
“I have faith in Peace Chawinga and Mary (Waya). They have played the game at the highest level and they have also been successful as coaches at their respective clubs. It is time they were considered for the challenge,” he said.
“I am regional sports officer for the South. I work under the Malawi National Sports Council (MNSC). My role was just to assist the Queens following the sudden departure of their coach. I am still assisting them in the grooming players,” he said.