Malawi netball star Mwawi Kumwenda back in Australia

Malawi’s only foreign netball player Mwawi ‘Professor’ Kumwenda is back in Australia on for a third consecutive stint with Victorian Netball League (VNL) outfit Peninsula Waves after completing her off-season break.

The league’s best player of the year said she is happy to be back and ready for  a third eight-month contract.

“I arrived safely here and have been given the usual warm welcome. I am ready to contine from where I stopped last season,” Mwawi told Nyasa Times from Australia on Tuesday.

The former Escom Sisters evergreen shooter had successful season last year prompting the outfit’s Coach Robin Pym to seek for more services of the Malawi Queens shooter.

Mwai Kumwenda: She’s back
Mwai Kumwenda: She’s back

The 22-year old Kumwenda expressed delight at her return to Australia for another season which she described as another opportunity for Malawi to shine on the world map in terms of netball.“Overall I thank God Almighty for His favour in me. I look forward to achieving more,” the Malawian star said.

Kumwenda became the first Malawian netballer to be exported to Australia.

Peninsula Waves identified Kumwenda during the 2009 World Youth Championships in Cooks Island where she was voted the best player of the tournament.

She is expected to start training with Waves on Wednesday.

The 2013 Victorian league starts in the middle of this month.

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