Malawi’s only foreign netballer Mwai ‘Professor’ Kumwenda is set to return to Australia on January 28, 2012 for a third consecutive stint with Peninsula Waves after completing her off-season break.
The former Escom Sisters evergreen shooter had successful seasons last year prompting the outfit’s Coach Robin Pym to seek for more services of the Malawi Queens shooter.
“I went for medical test yesterday at Kamuzu Central Hospital and everything went on well,” the 22-year old Kumwenda told Malawi News Agency (Mana) expressing delight at her return to Australia for another season which she described as another opportunity for Malawi to shine on the World map as far as netball is concerned.
Quizzed on whether the long absence in the netball court will not affect her performance, Kumwenda said she has been undergoing training on her own at Blantyre Youth Centre in order to keep shape.
“Iam more than prepared to get back into the playing field after a long absence due to season break that was elongated with the festive season holiday but I do not think the lengthy break can affect my show,” said Kumwenda adding that her involvement with the Malawi queens also kept her in form.
Meanwhile, during off season, the Malawi Queens towering goal shooter embarked on a project of drilling primary and secondary school girls in netball country wide.
“The country has many girls who are eager to play netball but lack of resources is one major hindering factor. I urge companies and government to invest more in netball because this is the only sport that put us on the World map,” she said.
She bemoaned poor infrastructures, as one factor contributing to the countries poor form in netball on the grass root level.
She however lobbied for high standards netball courts if the country wants to take the game to greater heights.
“For the country to realise netball excellence and compete favourably on the world stage we need a high standard netball court to meet the needs of the netball unlike what we have at Blantyre Youth Centre.” said Kumwenda.
Kumwenda was part of the Malawi Queens squad which went to the Fast5 Tournament in New Zealand apart from being in the team which also went to South Africa for another tournament.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :