Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has summoned Malawi National Netball Team star Mwawi Kumwenda following her national team call up snubbing ahead of the Fast 5 Netball Series tournament which lately took place in New Zealand.
NAM President Rose Chinunda confirmed the development after calls from the general public that the netball mother body needs to punish Kumwenda for her actions which resulted into Queens’s distraction at the tournament where they lost all their games.
But Chinunda said the player need to be given a chance to explain her side of the story before taking the next step.
“We will have to give her a chance to be heard before we can map the way forward. We are meeting this Friday [tomorrow]” Chinunda told The Nation.
Chinunda, however, admitted to have received communication from the player that she will not be available but was puzzled to learn that what was in the letter was contrary to what happened.
Reports indicated that the player was in the Northern Region conducting netball clinics whilst she informed NAM that she will be in South Africa undergoing a tooth operation.
“Prior to the tournament. She left me a letter, informing me that she would be in South Africa from November 5 to 16 and for that reason she would not make it to Newzealand. So our assumption is that she must have returned on November 16 as indicated in her letter” she said.
“But if the reports that she deliberately snubbed national duty are true, then it is very unfortunate” added Chinunda.
When contacted by Nyasa Times few days ago, Kumwenda vehemently refused to comment anything on her national team absence.
“Sorry no comment” briefly said Mwawi who is Malawi first ever netball export..
But through the newspaper in reaction to her summoning, the player did not show commitment to meet NAM officials.
“Where am I supposed to meet them? Do they have an office? What do they want us to discuss, I thought I wrote them a letter? Anyway I cannot say anything in absence of an official letter,” Kumwenda is quoted as saying.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :