Malawi national netball team the Queens have dropped one step on international rankings, from position five to six.
The development has been attributed to poor performance and non-activeness of the team.
In the latest ranking released by the International Netball Federation (INF) on August 3, South Africa has overtaken Malawi to be at position five and the best team in Africa. Malawi is now second in the region.
According to David Kendix, the teams were rated based on matches of up to July 1, 2015.
Australia is topping the rankings followed by New Zealand and England.
Meanwhile the Queens have beaten Trinidad and Tobago 60-49 in a friendly match at the Sydney Olympic Park in Australia.