Malawi star Mwawi clean sweep in New Zealand season awards

Mwawi Kumwenda has scooped three prestigious individual awards at her New Zealand team Tactix, at the team’s annual gala dinner awards held this week.

Mwai Kumwenda has been a bright spot in an otherwise lacklustre Tactix campaign in 2015..-Photo by SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

Mwai Kumwenda has been a bright spot in an otherwise lacklustre Tactix campaign in 2015..-Photo by SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

The 25-year-old has been rewarded for a fine for a fine performance as the 2015 Mainland Tactix Player of the Year, the Players’ Player of the Year and the Members Player of the Year on Wednesday.

The Malawian towering shooter said she was “very excited” with the recognition and paid tribute to her teammates for her being “ a shining star.”

Mainland Netball CEO Brigit Hearn described the Kumwenda as “ world-class athlete” and said they they are looking forward to having her back in 2016.

“Mwai has demonstrated over the past two seasons what an asset she is to the Tactix team and we are delighted to have secured her for another season,” she said.

“She is a key part of the Tactix family and it’s been a priority for us to re-sign Mwai as we continue to build a core group of players to take our game to the next level.”

Kumwenda finished the 2015 season with a 91 per cent average over 13 matches, second only to Northern Mystics shooter and Silver Fern Cathrine Latu.

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17 thoughts on “Malawi star Mwawi clean sweep in New Zealand season awards”

  1. Samarakunjuta says:

    Rutilizgani msebezo uweme mwanawakwithu ise tikugomezga nkhongono zithu paviweme vyose ivo tilinavo.Balekeni babhenge ise vithu vikwenda.Congratulations sweet!!!

  2. "WIN WON SOON" says:

    Congratulations 2 u Mwai and all your enemies of progress are ashamed and my advice is KEEP ON WORKING HARD.

  3. Akoma Nadza says:

    Mwawi, congratulations. Keep flying the Malawi flag for all the 16million Malawians. We are proud of you

  4. constance mapemba says:

    Am nt into netball but congrats anyways. ….

  5. Mzala says:

    Nyakumwenda,we are proud of you ‘Babie Girl’.Wawonetsa Kuti Atumbuka ndi Dilu.This is the perfect way of silencing critics.
    Grace Chiumia tell George Jana to shake up the so called Nam leaders who are busy mismanaging the Queens.They have dragged the name of the game into disrepute that the once mighty Queens side has been reduced to a smouldering wreckage due to officials negligence, blatant maladminstration and corruption.Chiumia and Jana wake up! The ball is in your Court.You failure to resolve the Queens plight will be seen as you are doing so because most of the those suffering none is from Mulhakho Belt or may be because those milking on the Queens money are girlfriends of top officials in Mulakho regime.

  6. opportunist says:

    Congrats sister .We love u despite others not seeing any significance of recalling u to queens but swindling funds only .

  7. Helo says:


  8. Smoko boy says:

    The gem that is Mwawi.

  9. VIYAZI TEMBO says:


  10. Myao says:

    Mwawi imported 2 x 40′ assorted netball materials to donate to various places of her choice. Being a donation this qualified for duty free, however Nam as a parent body was supposed to facilitate this in a way of righting to the government certifying the intended purpose. Nam imposed on her a condition that it should therefore be the one to disperse the materials if it was to issue the aforesaid letter. Mwawi refused, understandably so because she had her targets (one would be tempted top think that the Chinundas, Bapu’s would have directed these to their home districts, otherwise why imposing a condition on a personal donation). Mwawi then requested for her OUTSTANDING ALLOWANCES so she could up for the duty fees required, this again back fired. if it were you my fellow contributors here, what would you do?

  11. Myao says:

    Minister of Sports – can you shake those dunderheads at NAM, mitu bii ngati asssociationiyo ndi ufumu wa a mbuyao bwanji, amupepese, ma allowances ma player alandire onse, plus ma donations ake azigawa yekha without Nam kulowerelapo afterall ndi ndalama zake izi

  12. PRAG says:

    zabwino zonse Mwawi……

  13. Apollo Ngwira says:

    Congratulations to Mwayi. You are also selling Malawi to New Zealand. I can confirm that we had guests at our Mvuu Lodge who emphasized that they knew Malawi through you, and the documentary that you shot in Malawi which was shown in New Zealand. Prior to that, they had never heard about Malawi. Big ups.

  14. Charter says:

    If Mwawi is not invited to future Malawi games, we will conclude high profile jelousy against her!

  15. Jerasi down Anthuni

  16. chisombezi likhunya says:

    What an asset. Recall Mwawi now. Nsanje ayi. Our team cannot be losing while we have Mwawi. Netball Association lets call Mwawi back

  17. mpimpa says:

    pamene ife kuno kumudzi tikuti ameneyu ayi chifukwa cha nsanje ndi kaduka mpaka team yathu kumaluza. Kodi dzikoli lathuli bwanji anthu oyipa ndiomwe amakhala atsogoleri? Ashiiiii….. Keep it up mwaaaa ife timakukonda kuno kumudzi koma awaaaa nsanje awaaa!!!!

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