Malawi misses on netball calendar for 2015-19

Malawi has missed out on the list of African countries hosting International Netball Federation (INF) activities between 2015-19 despite her team being ranked five worldwide and one in Africa.

According to INF events calendar for 2015-2019 available at its website, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa are the African countries listed to host such international netball events.

Netball players captured during a training session
Netball players captured during a training session

INF is the sole, internationally recognised, governing body for netball.

While South Africa has hosted Diamond Challenge Netball Series, the calendar shows that Botswana, which also hosted the 2015 Africa Netball Championship in June, will also host INF board meeting in November this year and World Youth Netball Cup 2017.

Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has attributed the situation to lack of information on the requirements for the country to attract such events.

Sports Council executive secretary George Jana has blamed Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) for its failure to share such information with the council.

He said if government was informed, the council could have done something.

“I am blaming NAM for failure to provide us with information,” he said.

NAM president Rose Chinunda said they will sit down to strategies on how the country can be included to host such international netball events.

“I am yet to see that INF calendar,” said Chinunda.



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