1 Nov 2013

Sport: Malawi to treat Fiji Pearls with respect

12:05 pm on 1 November 2013

The Malawi netball coach Griffin Saenda saying they will approach their two test netball series against Fiji in the same way they did matches against Australia and New Zealand.

The Malawi Queens were thrashed 72-39 on Thursday in their third and final test match against the Silver Ferns, and have lost all five test matches so far on their tour down under.

Next up for the world's fifth ranked team is a two match series against Pacific champions Fiji, who are ranked two places below them.

Griffin Saenda admits he's not too familiar with the Fijian team but says it will be a close series.

"We know that they are a bigger team as well. They know how to play, they're going to play their lungs out but we are going to continue from where we left because each game we are improving and I don't see any reason why we should settle there, however this is going to be a 50/50 game against Fiji."

Malawi will play two tests in Suva, on Saturday and Monday, before returning to New Zealand to take part in the Fast 5 tournament.