Malawi Queens have promised their official corporate sponsors Airtel Money that they will break into the world top-four position during the Commonwealth Games in Scotland this July.
The Queens’ captain, Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira, said this at the Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) after Airtel Malawi’s head of enterprise business Rachel Mijiga visited them during their camp training and urged them to do the company and the country proud at the event.
“We want to thank Airtel Money for the financial support in a special way. The Commonwealth Games are extremely tough, but we are determined to break into top-four,” said Ngwira.
However, the Queens head coach Mary Waya said they will strive to bring home a medal from a global netball fiesta within the three years under Airtel Money sponsorship.
“We are currently in transition of rebuilding a new generation of Malawi Queens and we cannot promise a trophy from this particular contest. But I am confident that we will have something on the shelf within three years,” Waya said.
Mijiga, whose firm has provided the Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) K13 million for the Queens’ camping said:
“We came here to encourage and wish our girls the best. It is our obligation to make sure they are stress free as they prepare to do wonders at the Commonwealth Games.”
NAM general secretary Carol Bapu said the Queens are expected to leave for Scotland on June 29 so that they can have two preparatory games against Wales and England.