Malawi Queens are in need of about K40 million to make the trip to England were they are expected to play three test matches as preparations for 2015 World Netball Cup which will be hosted in Sydney, Australia.
Malawi Queens are expected to go into camp on Monday but the association is not sure whether funding would be available to travel to England.
The hosts have promised to meet accommodation and internal travel expenses while Nam is expected to source return air tickets for the team as well as players’ allowances.
Nam president Rose Chinunda said they were still confident that the government as well as the private sector will provide funding for the trip.
Malawi Queens’ sponsor Airtel Money is expected to provide local camping funds as stipulated in the agreement.
“So far we are still discussing with the government to fund the trip. But we are also asking other corporate organisations to come forward and support us,” she said.
“We really need to play strength testing games to gauge our strengths and weakness. The technical panel can improve the team’s strength and also rectify mistakes,” said Chinunda.
The first game for the Queens will be played at Echo Arena in Liverpool on December 14.
The second match will be played at the Copper Box in London on December 17 and the final game will be played on December 20 at the University Arena in Worcester.