Malawi Queens leave out star Mwawi for England series

Arrogant Netball Association of Malawi has left out  some vastly experienced players including New Zealand based Mwawi Kumwenda in a 12-member squad scheduled to go into camp on Saturday in readiness of a three-match test series against England just prior to Christmas.

 Mwai Kumwenda out of England series

Mwai Kumwenda out of England series

Malawi Queens will face off against the English ladies at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on December 14, the Copper Box in London onDecember 17 and the final game will be played on December 20 at the University Arena, Worcester.

According to general secretary Carol Bapu, the squad is as follows: Goal shooters: Sherat Kaiche (MTL Queens); Sindi Simtowe and Lorraine Ngwira (Complex Tigresses); Jane Chimaliro (Civo) and Mary Banya (Blue Eagles); Attackers: Grace Chazungulira (Diamonds); Martha Dambo and Thandi Galeta (MTL Queens); Beatrice Mpinganjira and Catharine Yikangwa (Complex Tigresses); Rose Nkanda and Takondwa Luwazi (Civonets).

Towela Vinkhumbo, Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira (Diamonds); Ester Katungwe and Beauty Nyangula (Civonets); Grace Mwafulirwa (Complex Tigresses) and Joana Kachilika from MTL Queens.

Coach is Mary Waya and Connis Mhone is her assistant. Team doctor is Junia Kazembe while team manager is Jane Kachali. NAM president Rosy Chinunda (who will be leader of delegation) and general secretary Carol Bapu complete the list of officials that will accompany the team to England.

Commenting on being left out,  Kumwenda sad she has no ill feelings.

“All the best to the squad and we are behind them. I am not bitter for being left out in the squad,” said Kumwenda, in a telephone interview from Lilongwe.

Sky Sports will also show the games live.

England v Malawi, Sunday, December [email protected] Echo Arena, Liverpool, 5:15pm (Sky Sports 4)
England v Malawi, Wednesday, December [email protected] Copper Box Arena, London, 7:45pm (Sky Sports 3)
England v Malawi, Saturday, December [email protected] University Arena, Worcester, 3:15pm (Sky Sports 4)

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Mwawi did not ask to be in the team, its the other way round. Mwawi is on holiday waiting fro another season in New Zealand, she does not need to go playing games elsewhere. Mwawi is a professional, when her time ends, she will go on to do other things, international coaching etc, she does not need NAM. NAM has messed big time, squandering players’ allowances etc. People, understand the situation here, should Mwawi go to England and get injured are you going to meet her expenses or her lost income in NZ? I think Mwawi is right.

Mavi patako

Another disater and shame to the nation without mwawi.


The fact is that Malawi Netball team is not Mwai Kumwenda and Mwai is not the national team. We cannot base our team on one person. If she has grown bigger than the team that marketed her, let her be. Sooner or later we will discover better players than her.


I guess Airtel would love to be associated with good results! The previous trip was disaster just like the one to come. The sponsor will pull out trust me!! Let NAM officials go on this trip without allowances and tiwone ngati atapiteko.


IS MWAWI’S SIN JUST TO ASK THAT PLAYERS SHOULD BE PAID THEIR DUES? WHATS WRONG WITH THAT? kufunsa ndukudzipopa? mw mw mw…shame… mufuna ma players asamafunse ngati zinthu zikulakwika, especially asking for what is due to them? the coach is trying to play big/boss… kuti undimva…uwona! shame…..

Another problem is lack of ‘meat’ in this article.. the writer cd have told us the real reason why mwawi was left out this time as explained by the coaching panel… there is a gap of inside information on this issue!


Kodi palibe other pple who can be leaders of delegation? the problem here is that Chinunda and her friend want to be travelling without taking welfare of players at heart. am sure ma allowance awo anatenga kalekale but players no!

Rodriguas Latata

Makochi munaika mahule ndiye mukuganiza angakondwe ndi mwana akuwapanga outshine pachilichonse, looks, moneys, fashion, education and everything.
Women will always pull each other down.
You can see that the whole NAM has gone to England. Offices closed, huh?

Pathako Panjuchi

Zitsiru, ntchembere izi zakalamba


Amadzimva suga. Amakhala ngati player ndi yekha. Kukhala ngati amamina yogati. Waiwala kumene wachokela. Munthu otumbwa. Wamatama. Onyada ngati saapita ku chimbuzi. Mwachita bwino mwamusiya.


Mwayamba kuitenga team ngat yamkhonde mwanu azimayi inu eti tizichita manyazi ife chifukwa simukumvana ndi star mwawi mademeti.

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