The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has called for resumes from the country’s six prominent coaches for their possible inclusion into the Queens and Junior Queens (Under-21) squads expected to go into camp in February.
NAM president Rosy Chinunda refused to reveal the names of the coaches, saying that would undermine the process under way.
She, however, said that they will recommend four names, two for the Queens and two the Under-21 squad.
The Queens are expected to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in July while the Under-21s are expected to compete in the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (Anoca) Games in Botswana in September.
She added that the other two coaches will be considered for the Under-20’s engagement at the Zone VI Championships in Zimbabwe in November.
“We will submit the contract forms to the preferred coaches for their perusal within this week,” she said.
According to Chinunda, the coaches will be hired on a temporary basis as NAM waits for the next national budget to incorporate a special package for permanent instructors, who will be taken on board early 2015.
She, however, said they have not come up with the budget for the coaches yet, but Sports Council has given them the greenlight to hire the trainers.
Chinunda said it is not automatic that interim head coach Griffin Saenda and his deputy Mary Waya, who steered the Queens to a fifth-place finish at the Fast5 Netball Series in New Zealand last year will maintain their positions.
This will be the second time in three months for NAM to name a new set-up of the Queens coaching panel.