The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has asked Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) to justify their request for a permanent national coach.
Sports Council executive secretary George Jana confirmed that NAM has been asked to justify why they would need a permanent coach.
â€œBasically, the reason we have asked them to provide justification is because we are looking at the level of activity of netball whereby they have one or two tournaments in a year.
â€œSo, we want an explanation on what they want the coach to be doing apart from the core duties of coaching the national team,â€ said Jana.
He also said it is not just a matter of having a permanent coach.
â€œIt is not like just because a certain association has a permanent coach, then they should also have one, there has to be justification.â€
NAM president Rosy Chinunda said they were in the process of coming up with a detailed report on the need for a permanent coach.
â€œBut we are optimistic that our request will pass because if that was not the case, then there was no need for Sports Council to ask us to submit a report,â€ said Chinunda.
Currently, the caretaker coach for the Queens is veteran tactician Griffin â€˜Zagalloâ€™ Saenda who took over from Edith Kaliati.
NAM has had no permanent national coach since the 1990s.