Mwawi thanks Malawians for support: Magnanimous in Athlete of the Year Award

Malawi netball  superstar plying her trade in New Zealand,  Mwawi Kumwenda has  been magnanimous  for  winning votes in the International World Games Association (IWGA) Athlete of the Year award,  saying she is “thrilled and delighted”  that Malawi has made a mark.

Mwai Kumwenda: Malawi netball export it global athlete of the year

Mwai Kumwenda: Malawi netball export it global athlete of the year

The 26-year-old  Malawi netball player who plays for Tactix of New Zealand got  landslide votes ahead of Russian dance couple, Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova, according to results  posted on IWGA website.

Among 18 nominees for the award, Mwawi was the only African.

The Malawi Queens shooter conceded there was “ terrific competition” for the award but thanked Malawians for their support.

Mwawi said she was moved by the campaign Malawians mounted for her success.

“ I want to thank all Malaiwans for having my back and honouring me with your votes,” she said.

The netball export  said she is  “deeply moved by the expression of love and determination” shown by Malawians.

“I am grateful, in a special way, to you the Facebook community, for so generously contributing your time and effort to campaign to all your friends and beyond. Liking posts, sharing posts, making comments with words of encouraging, and voting; all these are why we have amassed the thousands of votes we now have. Without your support, I could not have gone this far.

“Not only have you lifted me and Malawi higher, But all netball players and lovers out there too are, am sure, grateful. I look forward to finishing this race, with you all by my side,” said Mwawi.

Mwawi ‘s manager Hlupikile Chalamba also thanked Mwawi’s team in New Zealand for the support.

Malawi’s Sports and Culture minister Grace Chiumia and Netball Association of Malawi president Rose Chinunda  have since congrarulated Mwawi, saying she is a “deserved” winner.

“The award is a motivation to the girl child to pursue their dreams as Mwawi is a role model,” Chiumia said.

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Kennedy Shaba

Go Mwaa Mwaa,a real Malawian girl child ,a model for all times,thanks Mwai for bringing positive spirit to Malawians.

Gift A Gondwe

really brilliant mlongosi, proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well deserved win but Africa as a whole was behind you. Bravo Mwayi; bravo Malawi and bravo Africa


Ma ‘Celeb’ Congrats!!

be serious

what about us zimbabweanz

patrick phiri

Congratulations mlongosi,we are proud of your achievements and I am proud to be Malawian,I think we can forget some of our hardships because of this.Limbikirani kukweza mbendela ya Malawi

Um'we Ku Mangochi

Congratulation our dear sister for lifting our beautiful flag very high. Many thanks to voters. This is the support we need as Malawians. Lets us unite in sports.




No 3 ukuti akwatiwe ?ndiye atenga mimbatu simaplain basi then 3yrs ali pa break


Congratulations! This is no mean achievement. Hard work pays.

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