Malawi’s netball icon Mwawi Kumwenda at the weekend inspired her Australian Melbourne Vixens club to their first victory as she notched most of the baskets.
Vixens beat Magpies 58-55,as Kumwenda netted 29 baskets in her debut.
“It was a tough game, but we played our lungs out.
“I am so delighted because it was also my debut since l joined this team from New Zealand,” said Kumwenda in an interview with Nyasa Times from Australia.
Kumwenda added: “Thank you God for your guidance in helping us to win our first match today.I was so nervious.Iam so proud of the Vixens girls because it was a very tough game against the best defenders in the World.We made it and we are stronger together.”
According to the Herald Sun, Vixens With their exciting new goaling combination of Malawi recruit Mwai Kumwenda and goal attack Tegan Philip starring and their midcourters taking it up to the Magpies’
Diamonds’ stars, the Vixens proved their talented young list will be one to watch in 2017.
The Magpies relied heavily in attack on the scoring of goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites, who top-scored with 47 goals from 48 attempts for the match.
The Vixens retained seven of their players from last season and it’s clear those connections will be a strength for the team this year.