Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Taifa Queens Focus on Six Nations Cup

Morogoro — THE national netball team Taifa Queens coach Malawian, Mary Waya, has expressed her satisfaction with the focus of her players ahead of the six-nation tournament in Singapore.

She thinks the standard and commitment of the players will take them places, while also promising to take the team to the greater heights starting with the forthcoming event. Waya recently sealed a one-year coaching deal with the Tanzania Amateur Netball Association, CHANETA and she officially took charge of the team on November 6.

Taifa Queens camped in Morogoro, preparing for the Singapore event starting November 29 to December 12. She told the 'Daily News' that players are in great shape and determined to get the best from the tournament. "We've an organized training programme in which we train thrice a day.

We start very early in the morning break for few hours and resume in the afternoon. The last session is held in the evening," said Malawi's most celebrated and award winning netball player. Waya took over from a long serving coach, Mary Protas who led the Taifa Queens to finish second during the Africa championship hosted in the country early this year.

Waya was her assistant. Malawi Queens retired shooter Waya and legendary attacker has been in the country since last year conducting various clinics.

She was also at the helm of Filbert Bayi Schools coaching job before being appointed Tanzania national netball team assistant coach. Waya has a long history as a player. She started playing international-level netball at the age of 14, and has played in more than 200 representative matches for Malawi.

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