Eighteen countries across the continent, including Malawi Netball Team, will compete at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia starting on April 4
3 April 2018
18 countries. 18 sport codes. 275 medals. SuperSport hots up with live broadcast of the 21st Commonwealth Games this April!
The World of Champions guarantees an exhilarating viewing experience, securing exclusive pay television rights across Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether on the track, field or court, don’t miss world class athletes like Olympic champion Caster Semenya, Blessing Okagbare and the Malawi netball stars as they create nail-biting sporting entertainment.
Will Malawi National Netball Team finish better than in 2014?
The Malawi Queens have been present at all but one netball event at the Commonwealth Games. In the last two tournaments, Malawi have finished 5th, just missing out on the Bronze medal match. Out of the twenty three games Malawi have played at the Commonwealth Games, they have won thirteen of them. Malawi were one of the highest scorers in Glasgow 2014 scoring a total of 352 goals.
Preparations for the Games took place in Auckland for the recent Taini Jamison Trophy in which Malawi claimed a third placed finish. The Queens suffered defeats to New Zealand and Jamaica but recorded two victories over the Fiji Pearls.
Expect a loud atmosphere when the Queens are on court, they are often crowd favorites with their exciting and dynamic playing style.
An experienced squad has been selected for the Gold Coast, as nine out of the twelve athletes were present four years ago in Glasgow, leaving only three athletes within the squad that will be making their inaugural appearance at a Commonwealth Games. They are Martha Dambo, Thandie Galleta and Bridget Kumwenda.
Star shooter, Mwai Kumwenda, was the top goal scorer four years ago in Glasgow with a total tally of 230 goals. Mwai currently plays her club netball in Australia with the Melbourne Vixens, so will be no stranger to the Australian crowds.
Jane Chimaliro, Martha Dambo, Thandie Galleta, Joanna Kachilika, Bridget Kumwenda, Mwai Kumwenda, Takondwa Lwazi, Caroline Mtukule, Joyce Mvula, Loreen Ngwira, Sindi Simtowe, Towera Vinkhumbo
More African expected to shine!
Nijel Amos (800m Botswana) has the odds stacked in his favour, as world record holder David Rudisha skips these Games. For Botswana this could be big , especially as Babaloki Thebe and Isaac Makwala are poised to battle it out for the 400m gold.
Great expectations from Nigeria’s Glasgow star, Okagbare, will be steel-eyed as she looks to defend her sprint double, while Kenya pins hope on twin-force Helen Obiri (5000m) and Conseslus Kipruto (3000m)
Four dedicated DStv channels – SS11, SS12, SS13 (Family package) and SS14 (Access Package), two GOtv channels (Select 3 and Select 1) and Maximo are all set to share moments of the Commonwealth Games.
With African medal hopes high for athletics, netball, rugby and swimming, the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, April 4 (11:55 CAT) promises to set the stage for fireworks on the field. The Closing Ceremony is scheduled for April 15 (12:25 CAT).
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