Mwai thrilled with ‘sweet revenge’ against South Africa: Malawi Queens in classic win

Malawi Queens towering shooter Mwai Kumwenda has said she is “extremely happy” to have helped the team beat rivals South Africa 58-51 on Friday in their Pool C opening match of the 2015 Netball World Cup at Sydney Olympic Park.

Mwai Kumwenda: Sweet revenge

Mwai Kumwenda: Sweet revenge

After the win, the Queens dished out kisses on each other, who greeted the final whistle by mounting a circle before thanking God with a thanksgiving prayer.

“I feel very happy to get our revenge. I am also delighted to start with victory on my first game after a break on national duties,” Kumwenda told Nyasa Times in an interview through WhatsApp – a cross-platform mobile messaging.

Kumwenda, who has been out of the team for some time, celebrated her return to the side with an outstanding performance. She missed only three attempts out of 43, and the South African defenders Karla Mostert and Adele Niemand had their work cut out for them.

“We played really strongly, amvanso kuwawa ( they have felt the heart),” said the New-Zealand based professional shooter. “We stuck to our game plan.”

At the end of the first quarter, Malawi were two goals ahead, and they extended this to a five goal advantage by halftime, leading South Africa 27-22.

South Africa came out with all guns blazing in the third quarter, which was the only one they won, outscoring Malawi by 15 goals to 14. They drew level with the Queens midway through the quarter, but Malawi pulled away again, and finished it 41-37 ahead.

This Nyasa Times reporter monitored the match live on SuperSport 4.

No nonsense goal defender Caroline ‘Ayuda’ Ngwira was brutal if not ruthless. Goal Keeper Towera ‘Tobe’ Vinkhumbo tied up things with quick-fire interceptions. Pint-sized Takondwa Lwazi found her passing range; picking up goal attacker Sindi ‘Sniper’ Simutowe.

Kumwenda mocked gravity, danced in the air then planted the baskets for fun to the satisfaction of Malawians who followed the match live.

South Africa’s centre Erin Burger, who is playing in her third World Cup, conceded they were disappointed with the loss.

“We are disappointed and a bit frustrated after losing this match, but it will be heads up tomorrow when we play our next match (against  Singapore in their second match). We’re not going to let this defeat stop us,” she told SuperSport.

As it stands, in Pool C, Malawi and Singapore have 2 points while Sri Lanka and South Africa have no point.

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61 thoughts on “Mwai thrilled with ‘sweet revenge’ against South Africa: Malawi Queens in classic win”

  1. zabooka says:

    The best sport on the land.Govt please invest in this sport, we need continuity

  2. nyasa says:

    If it is a good story of tumbukas we say Malawi or the nation.. but if one tumbuka commits a crime you call ALL tumbukas all the worst names which cross your mind.

    You need to treat tumbukas as Malawians just as you do this way even when they commit crimes.

    I rest my case!

  3. Aledi Nkata says:

    Keep it up ma Queenz,We luv u all.

  4. liko says:

    Are netball’s scores called goals or baskets?

  5. mahopu says:

    Tell me ukafuna kukwatiwa. Ine tsiku lomwelo ndidzakukwatila

  6. mwayi is greatest gal in our country

  7. B.FLEX BERNARD says:

    all de bst de queens and we expect big things frm Mtawali n’ Ramadani our moralo will boost de team as all Malawian’s let give dem courage for den to do gud.

  8. Concerned citizen says:

    As a nation we should learn from the queens of what is possible.

  9. me says:

    Conglats ma queens keep it up!!

  10. Mathews kaleso (abrow) says:

    thats why i always suport quens not men who always loss or draw, we re proud of u quens.

  11. NAM says:

    So work of MWAI has put MALAWI on the POSITIVE IMAGE. THAT WE ARE THE POOREST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET, COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN.
    BASI TAMUGULIRENI TOYOTA PRADO WHEN LANDING EITHER THROUGH KIA or CHILEKA ADZAYIPEZE.
    NJE!! SIMUNGACHITE, KOMA KUMANGOTHOKOZ PA KAMWA BASI, MUMVEKERE ZIKOMO MWAI, ZIKOMO MWAI,
    ADYA ZIKOMOYO.
    INE LIFE YACHONCHO NDIMADANA NAYE.

  12. Billy Chilewani says:

    Congrats to to the Queens.Break the the No. 5 jinx go into the the top 4 world ranking.The sky is the only limit.Go,go,go Queens.

  13. kibo says:

    proud of u ma queens…..the only reason am happy to be a malawian

  14. Manzy says:

    Conglants

  15. Chinyanga says:

    be careful, dont relax..today’s victory may bring unseen seed of future defeat. We are all proud of queens. Batizani whosoever seem to block your way to that promised land. Moooooooooooottttooo!!!!!

  16. Chinyanga says:

    be careful, dont relax..today’s victory may bring unseen seed of future defeat. We are all proud of queens. Batizani whosoever seem to block your way to that promised land

  17. mwaxy says:

    Ma snacks athu mumatimvetsa sugar-sugar

  18. Mungakane Muona says:

    Nkhawa yanga ndiyakuti mwayi akadzakhwima alipo olowa mmalo mwake koma thandixeni amalawi anzanga

  19. Shyman says:

    Congrats gal…U make Malawi proud. Keep it up.

  20. chikalaya says:

    Apa azimayi nde mukutimwesa wamkaka osati ziazibambo za flames zachamba zimangoluza

  21. Mbukavu says:

    That is why we need Mwabi in the team She is so effective Congratulations Queens

  22. Kodi ku netball boma silikutsatha Quota System bwanji? Angodzadzamotu atumbuka…mlomwe ata mmodzi.

  23. Frazer says:

    Inu a NAM msanje basi, Mwai kumwenda ndi osewera yemwe simungamunyoze mu team ya ma queenz, umboni muli nawo chisowereni mwai ku team ya malawi, zinthu zakhala zikuvutanso kut malawi igonjetse the south africans, pano wabwera things has back to normal. Muphunzire kulemekeza ntchito ya ena akanganya inu ku nam ko

  24. WaNakabaghe says:

    Tikati, nyengelerani mwai asi mwawona sono tawina! Shatap wa nam

  25. makawa says:

    Am here in south africa and indeed the coach of SA says she was concern abt the game with malawi now we shale them that these empire r robbers. They favor SA on the last game we cld have wone that game we know that. Well done Girls hope u’ll beat these other team too!

  26. The Observer says:

    When the girls return Rose Chinunda and friend Bapu should resign !
    They tried and failed to frustrate and kick out of the Team the best player this country has produced so far , for their own egoistic purposes. They are not good for net ball ! !
    Good show Mwawi keep it up .

  27. Mashamase says:

    Ndimwe mwekha wamama mukusewera makola, keep it up, not awa wanyamata too much mapwevumapwevu

  28. original gobe says:

    za ziii

  29. TruFactor says:

    Can’t we just take the funds we waste on Flames and gives these Netball Queens? My foot! Common sense is not common, ndaonera apa!

  30. sammy says:

    Good work our ladies osati zama flames world cup sayiziwa

  31. SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU says:

    IWE SAYENDA CHONDE TAAGAWIREKO KA JUJU AKO ANYAMATA ATHU, THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE FLAMES.
    REALLY ARE THEY FLAMES.
    BETTER THE QUEENS BE CALLED THE FLAMES WE CAN SEE THE FLAME. BEATING SOUTH AFRICA.
    MWAI COMES FROM WHERE, ZOMBA or DEDZA

  32. lesta says:

    Scored 40 out of 43 attempts? Ooo that makes it 93% accuracy,well,thus why mwailiza jon,akubuula pa page lawo la netball south africa kkk,mpake,sangamake

  33. Gift Shugah says:

    I proud of u ma Quees mumatichotsa manyazi

  34. Dr Mbewe says:

    Thank you very much the Queens. I am proud of you

  35. Malawian says:

    Bola atsikanawa sizinazi masacheti alitho.Tizinamizila makochi vuto muli inu ee!Tamayankhani apa.Ok welfare yabwino kwa maqueens.Any way,a MBS mutaletsa masacheti aja tidasamutsira mtimabotolo mboni ndi maflames,ndiye mutani pamenepa?Inu madokotala fufuzani anthu ambiri akudwala BP chifukwa chosankha kusapota Maflames.

  36. Stanley says:

    Keep the fire burning

  37. opportunist says:

    Beautiful sister .We r proud u the Queenz.

  38. America says:

    We are really proud with u girls keep the fire burning

  39. cholopi says:

    Mwayi ayi unabadwa bwino.
    Ine ndithu nditenga picture yakoyi ndipite mayo kwa singanga uzingondilota wekha ndipo udzandipedza wekha.
    Iwe ndi ngenge kapena chipha dzuwa ndipo chonde amalawi musayerekedze za mwayi ife tatenga basi.
    Mpira ukuganda bwino heve ndakufira….

  40. victor gama says:

    Ofunika chikwapu ameyu,

  41. MAPWEVUPWEVU says:

    TAKUNYADILANI MA QUEENS OSANGOKHALIRA KUTI MALAWI YASEWERA BWINO KOMA TAGONJA ZIMATIWAWATU MPAKA KUFUNA KUKOMOKA NGATI SIMUKUDZIWA TSIKU LINA MA OFFICIAL MUDZACHOKA WA UYOUYO NDITHU

  42. Proud of the Queens and Mwai. Wish you all the best in your remaining games.

  43. YES! says:

    MALAWI! MORE FIRE!

  44. romea says:

    indeed sweet revenge ndi ana athu

  45. Che iwo says:

    Atsikana inu mwatichotsa manyazi. Flames can’t follow this example of winning waves?

  46. Professor Mwanaveka-Cypress University says:

    Ofunika shaft yosongoka bwino. See my name. Am readily available.

  47. christopher nkunika says:

    mwai usamuyiwale mwamuna wako Vitu ziwa,,,,koma miyendo eheh ungafilike.

  48. Nana Chione says:

    Mwai if you are single am ready to marry you, just send me your #

  49. Job done galz,but don’t relax we r behind you, U make Malawi proud wana wakwitu.

  50. Nyasosera says:

    Mwawi ukabwera tidzakumane.Your tight and hot. I will give you the best game as a token of appreciation. The more you score the more rounds awaiting for you…..

  51. Joseph Moyo says:

    mpake tidaluza paja adaigwanda teem.Mwai you have done us pride you have also marketed yourself ma pounds akukukodola ngakhale timuyako iz kupatsa ulemu.well done

  52. dapalapa says:

    Bravo Bravo the QUEENS!! wish you all the best in your next assignments.

  53. Go-chi yamzy chidambo says:

    Mwai ur so beautiful & fantastic may god bless u zabwino zonse

  54. angoni apaphata says:

    Excuse me. As a nation we should be ashamed. Don’t get me wrong. Our boys tisskambe. Even the leaders dzitselekwete. U girls zoona tanenaninso mutiuze mabulutufe?, nyasatimes. We won opening game muja ichitira flames yayimuna

  55. Thom Chiumia says:

    Koma atumbuka Mulungu anawadalitsa….

  56. zingati zanu says:

    Mwaonatu anthu akuda. Ataye akupha Mwayi. Ndamva kuti watipezera mzungu. Wachita bwino a Malawi akanakupatsa mimba and cut off your carEer. When is the wedding day darling? And azimayi azigogodo muli kumeneko musatinyase ndi mavuto anu pa Mwayi! Zanu zatengeni. Nzingati?

  57. rasta says:

    Tapeza pobunyulira lero

  58. Meme says:

    Something to look forward to now!!! Go girls putting Malawi on the map… Very proud

  59. chiya says:

    But this girl ! Oh yes, mpaka 40 BASKETS yekha? Komanso she is nice looking. Naye foto, apa anayesetsa.

  60. One Loves says:

    Mwai you are beautiful and miyendo eish!

  61. Youth League Chairman: Kawale 1 market says:

    Bekani lundi ilo!!!

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