Malawi’s netball professional Mwawi Kumwenda continues to shine on the international scene after she was named Australia Netball League Most Valuable Player.
The Malawi Queens towering goal shooter has pocketed US$ 1,000 after starring in the Select Side.
“I am excited to have made this impact this season. It has been an incredible year for me,” she said.
Her post on social network facebook hailed teammates and coaches for playing a key role towards her success.
“Thanks God. Congratulations girls for winning this tough competition! I enjoyed playing with you all. Thanks all coaches for teaching us lots of skills. Thanks so much to all you girls because I couldn’t win the MVP without you. I love you all may God bless you all,” reads her facebook status.
Mwawi said her selection into the Victoria Fury squad—a star studded side—was an indication that her performance had improved.
“My team Peninsula Waves also played a key role to be where I am,” she said.
Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) General Secretary Carol Bapu said she had followed Mwawi’s exploits on facebook.
“I am yet to get official details. However, I would like to commend Mwawi for her achievements. We are proud of her achievements,” she said.
Bapu encouraged other local netballers to look up to Mwawi to develop their careers to win contracts with foreign teams. The development comes after Mwawi propelled Waves to finish second in the Victoria Netball League; their best ever finish in recent times.
Mwawi joined Waves in 2010 from Diamonds, formerly Escom Sisters, after a protracted deal. The Australian side spotted Mwawi during the 2009 Cook Islands World Youth Championship and since her arrival the team has been impressing.
In 2010 Waves finished last on the 12 team log table before the side finished seventh in 2011 and last year the team finished fourth before climbing to second on the ladder this season.
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