Mwawi inks new deal at New Zealand club: Malawi netball export delighted

Malawian netball professional Mwawi Kumwenda has been offered a new contract at Easi Yo Tactix for the 2015 ANZ Championship season after a stellar debut season.

Tactix website reported that the team’s Chief Executive Officer Brigit Hearn was happy to have retained the services of Kumwenda because she is terrific to the team.

“She is a huge asset to the Tactix and is really starting to form great combinations within the team, especially with captain and goal attack Anna Thompson,” she said.

Mwai Kumwenda will be back with the Mainland Tactix next year in the trans-Tasman netball league.

Mwai Kumwenda will be back with the Mainland Tactix next year in the trans-Tasman netball league.

“Although we haven’t come up with the winning results this year, we are heading in the right direction, playing quality netball on court that we can be proud of.

“Mwai is a fabulous player, with a great skill set and wonderful personality, who has adapted well to life here and we look forward to seeing her netball skills continue to grow and thrive here in the Netball Mainland environment,” Hearn said.

The first Malawian to play in the league, Kumwenda is relishing the chance to return, saying she is enjoying her time in Christchurch.

“I have a wonderful host family, and it was a very easy decision to come back to my Mainland home next season,” she said.

Kumwenda, boasting a 1.8m height, currently shooting at 91.5 percent accuracy to be amongst the top four in the ANZ Championship in her first season and has the highest shooting statistics in the league after 13 rounds, averaging almost 42 goals per match.

Meanwhile Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has named Mwawi in the squad for Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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