Bring back Mwawi or I go, Malawi Queens coach tells NAM

Malawi Queens head coach, Samuel Kanyenda has demanded Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) to rescind it’s decision to drop  Australia-based shooter Mwawi Kumwenda from Malawi national netball team squad that is preparing for the Fast5 Netball World Series or else he will not be part of the team.

Mwai Kumwenda: NAM dropped her against coach will

NAM dropped the player without informing the coach on what it called disciplinary grounds for joining the camp late.

Apparently, Mwawi informed NAM in advance that she was going to join camp late as she had to complete her charity commitment assignment of donating sports equipment to selected schools.

In a WhatsApp message from Blantyre where he is in training camp with the team, Kanyenda said the decision to drop Mwawi was disproportionate.

” I have told NAM that if they will not bring back Mwawi in camp, then they must excuse me,” Kanyenda wrote on the message.

The head coach for the Queens hinted:” Technically, I am out of camp as of now. You can talk to NAM General Secretary.”

When contacted, NAM’s General Secretary, Carol Bapu could not pick her phone.

NAM need to to swallow their pride in order to reverse their decision to have Malawi start player  out..

Many have expressed concern on how NAM have treated Mwawi’s case although they have attributed it to discipline issues.

Mwawi refused to comment on the issue.

If Kanyenda is technically out of camping it means his deputy, Mary Waya is in charge of the training as of now.

They team is schulded to leave for the tournament on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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I dont see why the coach decided to exit because this was not about him and quits becoz of one player that been dropped out, I see a lot of childish in matter of fact. This was NAM against Mwai not coach, be matured Kanyenda. Remember your were employed because of your best experience in coaching. Lets be honest, taking your own decision in a team sometimes it tells a lot of your personality. Mwai can be called up now and NAM has all rights to do so because there is a possibility that NAM is wrong. Lets say she… Read more »

The issue here is about decision making.Nam could have looked at benefit risk ratio approach.What is the crime which Mwai has committed against reputation which Malawi netball has!she gave a notice that’s fine. Believe me the likes of Messi,Ronaldo they have weaknesses but certain decisions must be made in favor of impact it has on the game.Nam do you mean if Mwai doesn’t train she will not deliver?You must be joking…Mwai can play anytime anywhere even without your trainings.she is a complete professional Nam could have noted this.


Probably she (Mwawi) can play without them


kupusa Mai Nam…
is this a really reason to discipline our daughter over charity issues as if your she did not inform you? idiots!

I believe Mwayi’s head overgrows her shoulders. It is always her trying to call the shots. Why hide behind donations of sports equipment to schools when she is supposed to be exemplary to report early. She must plan her activities properly without them overlapping training/preparations for international engagements. She needs to drop her pompous attitude to put/plan her engagements to finish before or start after NAM engagements. Even her club cannot tolerate this type of behaviour. Even the coach himself need be disciplined or dismissed for that type of behaviour. It shows he is a failure and he should not… Read more »

NAM has a lot of prejudice, despite calling players into camp, and selecting a technical panel to train and choose the players to go to Fast5, NAM already had names given, visas and tickets issued, even before the call up. The enmity that some NAM Committee Members have on certain players including Mwawi is tremendous, and they will go all out to ensure only those that are meek and humble to them proceed to Fast 5.


That’s why sports development is very difficult in Malawi. Administrators always take personal issues to sports. Zamanyazi.

Malawi Wanga

Zitsilu izi za NAM


Kanyenda, this is a plot by NAM to remove you from your position. They know that with Mwai around our team always do better and if she wont be around Malawi will struggle so this is the wish of the officials at NAM that the team performs badly so that later on they will say you have failed and then sack/dismiss you. Open your eyes my Bro this issue is not about Mwai.


Kungekile or whatever your name is we do not care! If you have no business to do at NAM packup and continue your Clerical work in Blantyre. Mwayi can afford to pay every month including zishango!!! Feed up and please Mr. Kanyenda , whatever the case don’t go back . Shame on you!!!!

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