Malawi government salutes Mwawi Kumwenda

Mwawi Kumwenda

Malawi's netball export to Australia Mwawi Kumwenda is a true testimony that the Southern African country has immense talent, Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama has said.

Msungama said this in a congratulatory message issued on Monday in honour of Mwai’s remarkable contribution towards her club Melbourne Vixens' first Australian Premiership win since 2014.

The Queens' sharp shooter Kumwenda was on Sunday named player of the match after scoring 47 goals for her side in a nerve cracking 66-64 win over West Coast Fever in the Super Netball grand final played at Brisbane Nissan Arena in Australia.

Mwawi Kumwenda
Kumwenda poses with her player of the match accolade. Photos courtesy of Mwawi Kumwenda

According to the Melbourne Vixens goal shooter Mwai Kumwenda dominated the Super Netball grand final.

In a statement Msungama said: “Her outstanding performance on the court is classic and she has once again put Malawi netball on the international map.

“Mwai’s remarkable performance at her Australian club and that of the Queens back home reminds us of the great potential our netball has.

“And that as government and all stakeholders in netball, we must hold hands to supporting the development of this sporting discipline.”

Government has over the years paid lip service towards supporting the sport and to date, there is no netball facility that suits the international standards that Malawian players get to experience abroad.