Malawi ‘s first ever professional netball player Mwai Kumwenda, who plies her trade in Australia with Peninsula Waves is moving to New Zealand after the Tactix have signed her to appear in the competetive ANZ Championship.
The 24-year-old goal shooter told Nyasa Times from Australia about her delight at sealing the dream move to New Zealand.
“It is a dream come true playing at the highest level in the world, I feel blessed,” said the towering Kumwenda.
“I have worked very hard to be where I am and will continue doing a good job,” she said.
Mainland CEO Brigit Hearn described Kumwenda as one of netball’s rising stars.
“Mwai is an exciting, dynamic player and we know she’ll be a fantastic addition to the Tactix team,” she said.
“She has a different playing style to what we’re used to, and we see that as a real positive as we continue to build and develop the Tactix into an extremely competitive side.”
Kumwenda will be a key part of the Malawi Queens team for the upcoming tests against the Silver Ferns and the Australian Diamonds in October and the Fast5 world series in Auckland in November.
Kumwenda created history this year by becoming the first international player to win the Australian Netball League’s Most Valuable Player award .