Airtel Malawi, the official sponsor of the Malawi Queens, says it is impressed with the team’s performance at the on-going Netball World Cup in Australia.
In a statement made available to The Nation on Wednesday, Airtel Malawi expressed happiness that the Queens have attained a world record in registering 101 nets in one game and by being undefeated in all the group stage.
The company expressed optimism that the Queens stand a chance to attain new heights by breaking into the top four world netball rankings.
“The Queens have demonstrated that they went there for a purpose. They are determined, focused and surely their greatness is being anchored on the world scene. This also calls for celebration of Airtel’s partnership with the Malawi National Netball team. We are proud sponsors of the Queens and they have demonstrated that they are a true source of national greatness.
The Queens as real heroes,” reads the statement.
Airtel has since underlined its commitment to grow its partnership with the Queens with whom they currently have a historical K360 million sponsorship.
The company has since urged the Queens not to relax in their next encounters.
“Do not relax, keep going and do not settle for anything lesser that total greatness. It is high time our country stopped looking at netball as a petty sport. Netball is big and right now, it is undoubtedly the most successful sport in Malawi,” concludes the statement.
The Queens qualified to the next round following their victories over South Africa, Sri Lanka and Singapore.