Mwawi ‘thinking’ of quitting Malawi Queens: Demand NAM to pay players

Malawi’s only professional netball player, Mwawi Kumwenda who play in New Zealand has vowed never to play for the country’s national team if the Netball Association of Malawi  (NAM) won’t settle the allowances the body owes them players  from 2012.

Mwai Kumwenda: Pay players or bust

Mwai Kumwenda: Pay players or bust

The star shooter in an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times in Blantyre, said  she is not going to join Malawi Queens training  camp in preparations for the three-match test series  in England next month.

She said  association needs to settle their allowances  as the players are demotivated, saying failure to honour that will not attack her to play.

“No money, no camp, ma player sizitsulo kapena makasu kuti azingotiseweretsa mpira osamatipatsa ndalama zathu, atipatse ndalama zathu kaye ndiye ndipita otherwise ayiwale [ players are not slaves. We need to be paid our due allowances. No pay, no play for me],” said Mwawi.

The shooter said she was speaking on behalf of other players who she claimed have been muted due to intimidation that those who  voice out will be dropped from camp.

“I would rather NAM pay the rest of the players and exclude me. I will go and play but if the players are not given their allowances I will not go and play because they will not give in their best,” she added.

Mwawi excused herself from the Fast5 Netball Series in New Zealand a fortnight ago, saying it coincided with her trip to South Africa for dental surgery.

The New Zealand Easiyo Tactix club player said although she was in the country at the time of the Fast5 tournament, she travelled and spent six days in South Africa prior to the competition.

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57 thoughts on “Mwawi ‘thinking’ of quitting Malawi Queens: Demand NAM to pay players”

  1. Che Mbuje says:

    First of all I would like to respond to article number 41. This is abusing word that is not needed to a grown up person to society. This matter is an easy to sort out. Myself I like Mwawi decision but not quiting playing netbal. One day Mwawi should know that she will be member of the board. I wish to ask my fellow board members to listen carefully what Mwawi is voicing and those issues must be sorted out by you. I played football to play and run 90 mins its not a joke. Malawi football and netball players should be treated the same because they stand and work for the nation. Members of the societies listen to Mwawi grivevous and meet the situation as she raised. (I like reading the Holy Bible – 1 Corinthians 8:2) this is the verse that brings mordenization for the better of people in all angle buy leaving the past go forward forget the past.
    God bless you when you are taken actions but Mwawi should be put aside for the next fixture. Cool down

  2. Ntchembere says:

    Egrita Ndala, iwe ndi ntchembele inzathu. Kodi wamva zanena Mwawi? Ndiye siutenga mbali ya ACB panepa?

  3. Myself says:

    BUT THIS NETVALL TEAM IS ALSO FUNDED BY AIRTEL AND SOME OF THE FUNDS ARESUPPOSED TO CATER FOR THESE ALLOWANCES! CHINUNDA? BAPU CAN U HEAR THIS? ME?

  4. opportunist says:

    Mwanakazi uyu khwakutowa

  5. Mbanangwa says:

    That is the way to go Mwai Kumwenda. Most of the groups and tribes enjoy in masking and mere complaining. If no courageous people will speak for them, then they will die in their shells.

  6. Khuni says:

    Mwawi has a point. Fully behind her.

  7. mjiba says:

    fully support you Young lady: players need to be paid net ball is our only pride PAY THEM NOWWWW

  8. Pastor says:

    Mwai ndi opusa. You cannot be patriotic mpakana kukana kupita ku New Zealand chifukwa cha ndalama? Please do not be cheated, there is no way the others can be paid and she is left out. She is fighting her own battle. And you lied to be going to RSA for cash? Shame on you Mwai.

    Sports council, please ground the whole team or else Mwai should never return to the team. Akakhale ku NZ konko and we will forget about her. She forgets that she is famous becoz we write and read about her in Malawi. Ku NZ ndi munthu wamba wakuda basi akamayenda mu tauni.

    We need to pay teachers and judiciary people. iye anadya ink yakuti? Anangopatsidwa luso ndi Mulungu ndiye azitisokosa?

    1. chilimantharika says:

      This pastor is very pathetic. Talent isnt cheap. If it were cheap then Rooney would have been playing for Arsenal. Get a life. Mwai you rock.

  9. opportunist says:

    100 percent in support of Mwayi .Kuzolowela kubela ma player ovutika .Sack all NAM officers

  10. Bristol says:

    I did not know that netball players have unpaid allowances. It seems thay have accumulated for sometime. My question to NAM is: Do you take players as important or just slaves as Mwawi has put it. Please pay them now before camping for the next games. There is no issue about Tumbuka or Lomwe here. The truth remains: NAM has not paid them their allowances.

  11. kumwenda says:

    Atumbuka timadziwa chilichonse, azimai achilomwe ntchito kukoka nyini basi. Send lomwes to play there.

    1. truth says:

      Atumbuka kupusa…… chizeleza athu okuda ngati fuwa

  12. MMALAWI says:

    Manyazi mulibe mutukwananu ?mudatulukira kukamwa kapena udachokera kumtengo.tamakhalani ndi mzimu waumulungu abale.iwe wthout involvent ya chinthu watchulacho 4rm ua mom ukadabadwa.mulungu atithandize

  13. Abiti Mtila says:

    If I look at the cash gate report, 90% who stole government money are from the North! ATumbuka to be precise. But those failed politicians are connecting netball with Alomwes. Between Alomwe and Atumbuka who is a thief? NAM is full of Tumbukas. Netball team is full of Tumbukas. Mbuzi zachabe chabe

  14. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    NUMBER 18=JEALOUS

  15. Wakukaya. says:

    Atumbuka all over eeee mutundu odalitsika uwu.

  16. NSALU BOY says:

    ‘DENTAL SURGERY IN SOUTH AFRICA’ MY ASS! YOU MEAN THERE ARE NO DENTAL SURGEONS WHERE SHE LIVES? SO WHY DIDNT SHE COME OUT IN THE OPEN THAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY FIRST TIME? WHY WAS SHE BEATING ABOUT THE BUSH? KUTHA KWA MUNTHU KUMAYAMBA CHONCHI.

  17. AKaliramanda says:

    Mwai thats gud,anthu ngati inu ndiamene timawafuna mdziko mwathumu.

  18. Chejumo says:

    Like Yesu anafera ife anthu ochimwa, congrants///////////////mwai ========

  19. Herald Pitala Mathanyula says:

    The fearless hearts of Northerners. ALWAYS fighting to liberate these selfish tribes who cant even fight their own battles. They always put their tails between their legs, they are not brave. Take them, head on Mwawi these selfish Lomwes who always reap where they have not sown. Another one is this one-toothed bull who is failing to manage Malawi after kubera mavoti, he forgot that govt is serious business. After only FIVE months, he has failures written all over his wrinkled face.

  20. NABINGU says:

    Mwawi isupport your stand and stick to it – God bless you for fighting for the voiceless

  21. clif says:

    akuti muwapatse azangawa ine musandipatse then ndipita ku camp thats mwayi kumwenda

  22. Like this says:

    This is funny NAM is full of Atumbuka and Queens full of atumbuka. Atumbuka kubelana nokha nokha. KKKKK

    1. inusu ndiye mbuzi yeniyeni!!!!!!!!!!!! chinyini chamako wamva

      1. MMALAWI says:

        Manyazi mulibe mutukwananu ?mudatulukira kukamwa kapena udachokera kumtengo.tamakhalani ndi mzimu waumulungu abale.iwe wthout involvent ya chinthu watchulacho 4rm ua mom ukadabadwa.mulungu atithandize

  23. Mzikayeniyeni ya malawi says:

    Thumbs up Mwawi!

    Speak for the voiceless and may the Good lord bless you richly

  24. Phuzi says:

    Yes Thats Great Mwawi, Asiye Kuba Rose Chilinundayo ndi Mzake amati Carlo wooneka ngati gramaphone uja. Musiye Kuba A Airtel kukupatsani Ndalama inu zonse pakamwa Mwayi usailorere imeneyo take them on…………….Kay MUSOVA

  25. Always stand up and say something that will bring about change whenever you notice that somethings are not in there wright path, what Mwawi has done is a very good character and it will bring about change in the Malawi netball team. Mwawi has used her position of being the only profession player in netball here in Malawi to speak for the other players who are being threaten with an exclussion from the camp once they voice out.

  26. mwawi dont waste time with idiots. atleast u have achieved something in life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tawasiye ana amahulewa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont bother after all you are not a lomwe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alomwewa kwao ndi kuba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ndikunyengana

  27. thamsaqa gabuza says:

    kuba kwambiri agalu amenewa. these other girls cannot voice out anything for fear of being dropped from trips such the england one coz alibe pena pogwira. mwai continue being the mouthpiece of these suffering queens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Bwitoto says:

    Mwawi,keep on i support your motives.

  29. MALAWIAN JULIUS MALEMA says:

    FREEDOM FIGHTERS ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE NORTH OF MALAWI.ONLY CHIHANA WAS ABLE TO TAME THE SO CALLED MALAWI LION KAMUZU.THEN FROM THE BLUES CAME THE HYENAS -MULUZI AND THE REST.MWAWI SAYS IF ONLY HER TEAMMATES WERE PAID SHE WOULD GO TO CAMP WITH DEM. SHE IS A FIGHTER BOTH ON AND OFF COURT.SHE HAS BLOOD OF THE FEARLES NORTHENERS LIKE ME-I FIGHT 4 OTHERS.HATS OFF TO OUR PRETTY MWAWI KUMWENDA.I WANT TO BE YO FRIEND KIKIKIKI

  30. Nyamakumutu says:

    Good Mwai for being strong in standing for others. Give them their money and also put Mr. Sayanda as Head Coach Akazi kudana muja tikambira kuti Mphongo zidana.

  31. Mphondo says:

    At first I thought you are selfish but from this interview i see that you are very patriotic. That’s very recommendable fight for your friends.

  32. FKS says:

    Fighting for other local players for their allowances that’s very good.
    By the way mano akukuvuta? Ndingoyendetsamo lilime la anointing basi uchila.
    NB;Wosanyoza makolo [NAM] ndiamene atilera mpaka kukula

  33. DRAKE says:

    Revamp NAM these players must be paid allowances per se, whether one likes it or not they desrve a dime and are our heroes, they make us proud, Malawi is on the World Map because of our girls so why are they not paid?

  34. Zadziwika says:

    Let HER quit quietly, we had BIG names before in BOTH netball and football circles. So that’s why she LIED she went to RSA when she was busy with men at N/Bay, kkkk! All she thinks is MONEY! SHAME on her! Let her go in pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Phuzi says:

      Iwe 18 if you dont want money why cant you go and climb Mulanje Mountain and fall from it so you dont touch money.

  35. Boss says:

    Now I have the point that you are fighting for your friends who can not go to strike because they are worried of loosing their position but you have risked it for others thus a good initiative to stand up for others. We respect you and keep up with your decision until they have to pay you.

  36. fan says:

    ukunya mwano walemela eti? uzatipeza pa flames pano ada…panga zakozo

    1. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

      NUMBER 16 THAT IS A BACKWARD COMENT .MAY BE U DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH. COMPAIR YO COMENT 2 OTHERS.YOZ IS AN OUTLIER

  37. APM says:

    achinunda mwazimvera nokhatu apa. mwasokoneza ndalama eti? nanu ndi a cashgate kapena? baker tray ya madzila inaiwala kulowa ku FAM ndi ku NAM. there is gross misuse of money in these institution. sort it out before u are embarrassed.

  38. "NATIVE OF NOWHERE" says:

    Heads must roll, spilling the beans, opening the can of worms, enough is enough, skeletons in the wardrobe of NAM r exposed. I told u b4 that Mwai wil expose NAM.

  39. nanyoni says:

    the funny thing is that she fighting 4 pipo hu dont want to fight for themselves. Y shud one be afraid of being dropped from a team where she gets nothing? Hahaha. Then these other girls r COWARDs

  40. Mamwene says:

    Chithunzichi chikukhala ngati cha mphongo. Ndi mwawi anenedwayi koma?

  41. cbk says:

    vuto la a malawi amangodandalira muntima ati imodzi ya ngodya zinai.Hanjahanja~billie shame on yu!2012?whats that!ladies stand up for yur sweat zautsilu eti!

  42. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Looking at azimaiwo who are at the helm of NAM, you can see greed and cruelty at its best. Intimidation can not mute the voice of reason forever. We didn’t hear this when men like Zagaro were leading the team. Women women women. Women are their own enemy. Where a woman is suffering it is always because of another woman. Shame – shame.

  43. Tengupenya says:

    Mumakhalira nkhani nkhani kumunena Mwayi kuti wakutani? Apatseni maQueens ndalama zawo popeze kuti munawazoloweza ma players doing national honours kuti azidyapo ndalama. Mukasintha policy, nde pamene mudzachita zina. Pali pano policy yanu yomwe ndi yoti mumapereka ma allowance! Aninkhenitu nanga..

  44. Bonzing Master says:

    Ine koma ma contacts ako basi, ndimaku foilira heve.

  45. Mwenecho says:

    simple use primary pupils to demostrate

  46. Kambuku says:

    Apatseni zao,amatichotsa manyazi azimaiwa.Freedom fighter.

  47. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Mwai, wayamba kuzimva tsopano a NAM osamugwadira wanenazo ai. Ameneyo osamunyengelera ai alipo ena atenga malo akewo.
    Iye anacita kuphunzitsidwa enawonso aphunzitsidwa mpaka afika pamene pali iyepo.
    Akanatenga citsanzo ca Mary Waya cifukwa cakuzicepetsa kwake lero ndi coach wa dziko. Usaiwale kuti upite pasogolo ukazasiya kuponya mpirawo uzafuna NAM yomwe ukuinyelayo kukupititsa kumaphunziro ena monga u coach.
    Mwai usaziwone kuti ndiwe dolo ai. Palinso ena oziwa amene amakupasira mpira kuti uzicinya zigoli.
    KAPENA UKUDELERA COACH ETI? UMAFUNA UKANAKHALA IWE? KAGWELE UKO. UKALIMBIKILA ZIMENEZO TSIKU LILILONSE NDIZITUMIZA KAMBA WANGA AZIKUKWERA.
    Usatinyasepo apa.

  48. Nyapapi says:

    Just dissolve the stupid team and its NAM. Number 6 in the world sichinthu chonyaditsa when there are only six countries that play netball in the whole wide world!

    Oh! and throw the lame Flames and its coaches and FAM officials in jail as a bonus!

  49. ASOVA says:

    Apa ng’ombe zayang’ana ndazibomu, mukunya ndithu cash kumangodya nokha osawapatsa asikana zathukutha lawo? agalu inu kobasi

  50. OGO!! says:

    Well done Mwawi..there should always be one who should stand up for the rest and speak out. I am sure you are fighting for the others coz kwa iwe uli boo…U’ll still play pro but this should not be, Malawi Netball is better placed on world map than football yet it is underfunded. More should be given to these players…since 2012? and yet they performed in Glasgow? Kudos to y’all but well done Mwawi fight for the rest.

  51. kazeze says:

    Well done Mwawi, you are indeed a star

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