New Zealanders wish Mwayi Kumwenda was their player

Malawi Queens evergreen shooter Mwayi ‘Professor’ Kumwenda’s electric performance during the just ended Netball World Cup Sydney did not left unnoticed as New Zealanders wished she was in their Silver Ferns team.

Mwai Kumwenda

Mwai Kumwenda

For instance, Rere Delamere commented on Facebook that, “I wish she was in the Silver Ferns today. She would have done the job for us. Congrats on the award Mwai.”

Lindiswa Malindy congratulated the Malawi star, saying Africa is very proud of her for scooping the player of the tournament award.

Kumwenda won the 2015 Player of the tournament because of her shooting, which was almost flawless event with 321 goals.

As the most prolific shooter of the 2015 World Cup it is not only the 91% accuracy but the volume that Kumwenda puts up with 351 goals in 8 games over the 10 days and only 31 misses. In 2011 Kumwenda shot 222 goals – at the same 91% accuracy rate.

The only Malawians foreign based netballer started playing netball at 15 but not taking the game seriously until she was 17.

Her prodigious netball ability has taken the now 25 year old to international notice and she was the first African player to sign in a New Zealand Championship franchise, playing for Canterbury Tactix for the past two seasons.

However she had honed her skills earlier in Australia when Victorian coach Maxine Wauchope spotted talent in the 19 year old at the 2009 World Youth Cup in the Cook Islands, and invited Kumwenda to train with her Victorian League team Peninsula Waves.

Making her World Cup debut in Singapore, the Malawi Queen has 57 caps to her name including two Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Glasgow, African Championships and international Tests.

In an interview with Nyasa Times from Lilongwe, where the team has arrived she said she was pleased with her performance during the event.

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16 thoughts on “New Zealanders wish Mwayi Kumwenda was their player”

  1. Mai Obama just suck Chinunda right away. Is Chinunda related to APM?

  2. Mbakwithu says:

    Hard work pays and out of it comes out sweatness but u swet 1st all the best as you are looking forward. Bt bg 4 nothing people put shameless words on publick disgracing our land eish.

  3. Vimwekumweku says:

    Congrats ma Queens. Proud of you players

  4. kamfana says:

    Congrats Professor Mwai Kumwenda!!Bravo the Queens.KEEP IT UP.

  5. Youth Minister Grace Obama Chiumia was short of telling CHINUNDA ,that ,..”YOU ARE FIRED”…..Silly woman,!..infact we need a reshuffel at NAM….These khalamba should be replaced by former NATIONAL NETBALL PLAYERS who understands the game. Wachita manyazi CHINUNDA, being sturbborn for nothing……koma iwe …chakuti chako!

  6. Tsoka msinde chimanga chilinda moto says:

    I propose if government under ministry of sports could put her face on billboards in appreciation for her contribution in sports

  7. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Mwawi ndikukwatira. Ukhale MG2 wanga, umandimaliza. Ukandikana ndizimangirira, plz love me,.

  8. musolin says:

    Alongosi a Mwawi, Kasi phone number yinu ndivichi? Mukandipa pals kweni ndili kutaya….tiyowoyeskani vyakusingu….kkkkkkk, lutilira kuchita makora, kweni nthangalaro ubise chifukwa madoda aya yangakutimbanizga.

  9. KAMBWE says:

    Waiting to hear something from Rose Chinunda and her executive…musinthe khalidwe mukupwetekesa ana athuwa..tikufuna team ipite pasogolo iyi… Komanso musamamusankhile ma player Peace. azisankha yekha.

  10. abdul al barghdadi says:

    fuc u mwayi,,,uli ndi miyendo yabwino,,, betting 2million kuti tikumane Ku Karonga .

  11. Tamanda Sauka says:

    Congratulations Mwawi. Usamamvere zosankhana mitunduzi. Zikutayitsa nthawi. Go ahead with your career. Do your very best. Invest alot chifukwa chodza mawa sichidziwika. God bless you. Monga mene atcheya amanenera kuti tipewe AIDS chifukwa ilibeankhwalaankhwala ake ndikupewa. Nthawi zina ustar umaphetsa

  12. Tiyanjane says:

    Please, her name is MwaWi not MwaYi. Thanks

  13. opportunist says:

    Am proud of u my sister. U have put our country on the map .

  14. paul Tyme says:

    Congratulations to Malawi Queens.

  15. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Mwai Kumwenda ndiwe chonyadilisa chathu a Malawi tose. Ziko lose lapsi limangotithandizila. Kodi chifukwa chani kumpoto mumakonda kutulusa maplayer otchuka chonchi?

  16. anadimba says:

    all the best.it was good you spoke out that time.Amalawi tisamaponderezane.koma aBeam anadzakuchingamiraniwo , wachotsa zinyalala ndani mumsewumu ??tiwachotsatu ntchito,

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