Coach Griffin Saenda has assured Malawians the Queens will soar new heights at the Fast5 World Netball Series in New Zealand.
Saenda, who is expected to name his travelling squad today ahead of departure on Thursday, said the players know well the responsibility they are carrying and they are geared to give their best.
Malawiâ€™s best at the world stage has been number five and Saenda believes this time around, they can break new ground.
“It is amazing how the girls are adapting to the Fast5 type of play. It is like they have been playing this kind of netball all their life. We are playing the top three teams (England, New Zealand and Australia) before the actual tournament and that will give us the necessary confidence.
“This gives me hope that we are ready for the world stage and that we will break a new record,” he said.
Saenda is aware that the Queens need also to be wary of South Africa to avoid being displaced as the number one team in Africa.
Unlike the Queens, who have had no international game for the past six weeks, South Africa are currently taking part in the Quad 4 Series involving hosts New Zealand, England and Australia.
The South Africans lost to New Zealand 63-24 in their first game yesterday and tonight they are taking on England.
“We need to take part in such tournaments frequently so as to be among the top three in the world. It is possible if you look at what we achieve despite limited international experience,” said Saenda.