By: Duncan Kaonga
Malawi’s finest Netball export Mwawi Kumwenda was the talk of the day during her team’s Melbourne Vixens last match in the league as she inspired them to their first championship since 2014.
Vixens had the last laugh in the 66-64 win over West Coast Fever in a thrilling final at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane.
Mwawi’s team became the champions of the season which was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the international media the Queen’s star put up a star performance which was accompanied by accuracy in front of the goal and won prestigious player of the match award during the crucial match.
Commenting on the feat by Kumwenda, one of the sports analyst in the country Emmanuel Lawyer said the achievement by Mwawi should be highly commended.
“It’s quite impressive seeing Mwawi doing great at the international scene because that also puts Malawi on the map so to us as a nation it’s something we should be proud of, after all we have seen this in her for a decade and now she is showing that she still got it in her at the highest level of Netball in the world and doing that in one of the great leagues it’s something we should be proud of as a nation,” said Lawyer
Lawyer further said the achievement by Kumwenda should trickle down into the young aspiring netballers in the country.
‘She started from a humble beginning and what she has done should be a huge lesson to those young talented netballers that never rest when you want to achieve something in life, nothing comes on a silver platter,” he said.
Mwawi who recently signed a deal with Nike boasts to be the first Netball export from the country.