Mwawi Kumwenda leads vote: Malawi shooter needs more votes for global award

Malawi’s sole netball export Mwawi Kumwenda has taken a lead in the votes cast online for the International World Games Association (IWGA) 2015 Athlete of the Year Award.

Mwai Kumwenda: Malawi netball export leads in votes cast

Mwai Kumwenda: Malawi netball export leads in votes so far

Mwai has so far garnered  540 more votes  than the second placed candidate with 3035 votes while the Russian dance couple, Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova, were on second position with 2488 votes.

They are followed by the Flying Disc Beach Ultimate Mixed team from Germany on third slot with 1570.

However, the Association says the results are preliminary and that voting continue up to January 31.

“However, nothing has been decided yet. Friends and fans of a particular sport, athlete or team can still cast their vote on a daily basis. Those who know how to mobilise their supporters can still come out on top. Voting closes on January 31st.

“The title race is still open. When it comes to choosing the IWGA Athlete/Team of the Year, the decisive vote has not yet been cast. Until January 31st, supporters can still help their favourite athlete(s) win by voting on our website:,” reads statement posted in the IWGA website.

Anyone is allowed to vote once a day and Malawians  are urged to vote for the 26-year-old netball super star on the IWGA link

The winner will be announced on February 1 2016 .

The 2015 Netball World Cup Player of the tournament was nominated among 18 candidates to compete for IWGA athlete of the year of 2015 award after  her vintage performance at the World Cup

Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) board chairperson James Chuma is appealing to  Malawians to keep on voting for Mwawi, saying the nomination itself is “a recognition of excellence.”

Leader of opposition and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera who is a former chairman of Malawi National Council of Sports  also called on Malawians to vote for the netball star.

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10 thoughts on “Mwawi Kumwenda leads vote: Malawi shooter needs more votes for global award”

  1. Dan says:

    I started voting for her on 15th of this month & I’m doing that every day up to 31 January. Malawians, let us register before voting for our vote to count twice a day.

  2. Mathewz Luscious Chisale says:

    I’ve been voted for her.

  3. Mzuzu St Andrews CCAP member says:

    Reverend of the year nanga ni synod ikumanyaso.Well done my reverend

  4. I have just voted. I have also mobilised my South African friends to vote. All the best Mwayi.

  5. abtriga says:

    kip na voting m.kumwenda

  6. Coco nyoni says:

    Ndavota wamva mwai

  7. bristol says:

    All the best Mwawi. I hope you will continue to increase votes by day till 31st January 2016 and God bless you.

  8. Chiye nyoni phiri says:

    Dear mwai, pa ize ife tonse kwathu tikumavota

  9. Dan says:

    I have voted

    1. Hadson Muwisa says:

      Let support mwai,as one we will success

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