Tigresses netball team had its shooter Eve Kazembe attacked in Blantyre on Monday evening.
Kazembe was en-routine from training sessions ahead of the sports restart when she met the fate around in Chinyonga township in the city.
Tigresses coach, Peace Chawinga confirmed the development on a Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) Media Connect group on Whatsapp.
"She and two friends were accosted around Chinyonga by two gangsters around 1800 hrs, on Monday evening. She fell victim to a gangster's panga blow, but was immediately rescued by a passing-by motorist, and taken to hospital. The gangsters are on the loose, and Eve was treated as an outpatient. Please assist us pray for her quick recovery," read the message.
The suspension of sporting activities in the country due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and closure of some training facilities have forced players to be conducting individual training activities to keep fit.
Even football teams in the elite league devised a plan to have players training in their respective homes to maintain their fitness.
With about seven months since the suspension of the games, some teams have however been spotted conducting some training sessions and playing games.
Calls to resume sports in the country have recently grown big, but Government through the Ministry of Youth Sports and the Presidential Taskforce of COVID-19 are yet to set date for the day.