Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has said it will announce the national netball team coach and her assistant this weekend.
NAM president Rosy Chinunda yesterday said they are in final stages of the recruitment process ahead of the Fast5 Netball Series slated for October.
“The process is at an advanced stage and we should announce the names over the weekend,” she said.
But Chinunda said the recruitment process will not include interviews.
“They will be hired on temporary basis because, as I said earlier, our proposed budget, which factored in the employment of permanent coaches, was trimmed [from about K300 million to K32 million] by government; hence, the decision to appoint rather than conduct interviews.”
However, Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) executive secretary George Jana —who faulted a similar arrangement last year—yesterday said they were not aware of such an arrangement.
“Maybe it’s specifically about the Fast5 competition coming up, but then how does the issue of nearing finalisation come in?”
The Queens are without a coach as the one-year contracts of Peace Chawinga-Kalua and her assistant Mary Waya, expired in May this year.
Chinunda said their plans are that the team should start training mid-September.