The Queens Thursday morning beat Trinidad and Tobago 60-49 in a warm-up match for the 2015 Netball World Cup which threw off early morning today in Sydney, Australia.
According to Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu, the Queens led 61-15 in the first-quarter and engaged an extra gear in the second-quarter in which they led 35-26 going into recess.
The Queens led 48-37 after the third quarter.
Meanwhile, Queens star shooter Mwawi Kumwenda on Thursday said their drop on world rankings that saw South Africa’s Protea taking over as the number one team on the continent will not affect their morale.
“If anything, it will give us the hunger to give out something extra. Tomorrow’s [this morning’s] game against South Africa is very crucial in that the result will determine whether we will have a realistic chance of competing for the top five slots,” said the New Zealand-based player.
She added: “It also felt good to play for my country after over a year.”
Mwawi also said she is aware that she is the centre of focus at the tournament following her return.
“But is doesn’t put me under pressure. I am not under any pressure at all, I am just fine. This is a team game and the good thing is that everyone is raring to go,” she said.