Malawi’s professional netballer, Mwawi ‘Professor’ Kumwenda, who plies her trade in Australia with Peninsula Waves, has proved that she is indeed Malawi’s evergreen shooter when she netted 38 baskets of the 42 baskets her out-fit netted against Genesis in their first game of this season.
The former Escom Sisters towering shooter used her tick-tack stylish of play to score 38 baskets in the Victorian Netball League which Waves won 42-41 in a fierce battle.
“I am so delighted notching many baskets for my team in our first game this season. It was one of the competitive games and you can even see it from the baskets,” she said in a telephone interview from her base in Australia.
The 22-year-old netballer praised her colleagues for her superb performance and vowed to work extra hard in the coming games.
“I hope to maintain today’s performance because it is my ambition to help Peninsula Waves win the championship. My teammates are all wonderful and l really enjoyed myself during the game,” she said.
This was Kumwenda’s first League game this season with her new coach, Claire Houben who took over from Robin Pym at the end of last season.
It was not easy for the Malawian star to start in the first seven with the arrival of another new sign in, Sarah Hojan.
Hojan joined Waves from North East Blaze, where she was also one of the influential stars.