World netball body proud of Mwawi’s global award

International Netball Federation (IFN) is proud of Malawi netball star Mwawi Kumwenda for winning International World Games Association Athlete of the Year.

Mwai Kumwenda is now global super star

Mwai Kumwenda is now global super star

IFN stated on its website that it is delighted that Kumwenda has won the award for netball beating athletes from other sporting disciplines.

The world netball governing body has hailed the netball fraternity for contributing to the feat by voting.

“We are delighted that your votes have helped Mwawi Kumwenda to become International World Games Association Athlete of the Year,” reads an article posted on the website.

“Thanks to voters from all around the world, Malawian netballer Mwai Kumwenda has been crowned the winner of the International World Games Association Athlete of the Year.”

INF President Molly Rhone said the 26-year-old shooter had also done proud her country Malawi.

“Winning this award is not only good news for Mwawi but for her country Malawi and netball in general. Mwawi has execelled through hard work and dedication to netball and is really deserving,” Rhone said.

The IFN boss said: “ Malawi’s first ever and only netball professional is a great role model for young girls and exemplifies women’s empowerment. I congratulate her most heartily.”

The 26-year-old shooter is quoted by website saying that: “I feel so excited and honoured that so many people around the world have voted for me—I really appreciate  it.”

The Malawian, who moved to Mainland Tactix in New Zealand after a stint in Australia, was one of the 18 athletes nominated for the IWGA Award from a cross section of sports.

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11 thoughts on “World netball body proud of Mwawi’s global award”

  1. Eddy Gomez says:


  2. sungi says:

    I don’t know what world some Malawians live in. What’s not credible about one getting voted by own country folk..thats how the world works.
    And it is a world title full stop. Stop belittling yourselves, you are not any less human, start believing…

  3. Congrants Mwai for making it.

  4. kaluga says:

    Don`t just dream of money.They were not competing for money.Recognition is very important.

  5. chiwa kogoya says:

    Bravo Mwai we are indeed proud of you!

  6. Mtumbuka wa Atumbuka says:

    Well done longosi….you are true star the whole world. i give it to you. continue working hard

  7. peace lady says:

    God is by ur side

  8. Nyamakumutu says:

    But she is not the only one who can do that. We have prayers like Sindi Simtowe who if given an opportunity like that one would do us proud as well. Go Sindi go you are also the best.

  9. mbuje says:

    Voted by Malawians to be a world athlete of the year! Sounds not so credible hence no any money prize.

  10. ZINAZI says:




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