Malawi Queen’s coach Peace Chawinga blamed on poor officiation as the Queens lost to Spars Protea of South Africa 40-35 baskets in the diamonds challenge trophy.
Brilliant Sindi Mtole took charge of the affairs, placing more baskets to keep the queens lead in the early moments of the game.
South Africa came back in the third quarter with aerial balls leaving the stunted queens in total disarray.
The queens missed a lot of opportunities in the dying moments despite pushing for come back.
Malawi lost 33-43 to South Africa when the two arc rivals met in group stages in the tournament.