Malawi Finishes Second In Pent Series Tournament In Namibia

By McLloyd Kudzingo

Malawi national netball team, The Queens, have finished second in the just ended third edition of the Debmarine Pent Series tournament that took place in Namibia

The Queens came second on eight points after beating Kenya 55-34 in their last game on Friday.

This was Malawi’s fourth victory of the tournament, with their only defeat being a 58-44 loss against Uganda on Tuesday.

The She Cranes of Uganda were declared champions of the tournament after completing a 55-37 victory against Namibia in their last fixture completing the tournament with an unbeaten run.

Uganda after winning the tournament

Zimbabwe finished third with five points after drawing their final match 52-52 against Zambia on Friday.

The hosts Namibia finished fourth on the log on four points, following two wins against Kenya and Zambia, and three defeats against Malawi, Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Zambia finished third on three points, while Kenya came last on zero points.

The tournament is sanctioned by the International Netball Federation (INF) and will count as a ranking event for participating countries.

Malawi Queens are currently on number six in the world while Uganda are ranked seventh according to the INF

The teams that took part in the tournament plus South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania, will also compete in the African Championship starting from Tuesday next week in Windhoek, Namibia.