Malawi Queens reclaim 6th spot

Malawi

The Malawi national netball team has reclaimed its spot as the sixth best team in the world.

World Netball announced the new rankings that have seen Malawi leapfrogging rivals Uganda on Monday.

The ranking includes all the matches played at the regional qualifying events for the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023).

Uganda opted to skip the qualifying games, that saw Malawi claim a silver medal behind winners and hosts South Africa.

Chimwemwe Bakali
Bakali: It's good news

"It's good news to get this recognition from the World Netball. However, this calls for more games. The recognition originates from games played and the results. We need to play more ranking games and do well to sustain this and improve," said Netball Association of Malawi vice president Chimwemwe Bakali.

This update confirms the seeding for the 16 qualified teams for the Netball World Cup draw which takes place later this month.

The NWC2023 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from July 28th July to 6th August 2023, with Australia, Barbados, England, Fiji, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Wales and Zimbabwe all set to compete for the trophy.