Mwai remains a ‘key player’ for Malawi Queens – Waya

Malawi national netball team interim Coach, Mary Waya,  insists Australia-based Malawian shooter, Mwawi Kumwenda, remains a “key player” for Malawi Queens, despite that she was expelled  from the Queens squad for reporting late at training camp ahead of the Fast5 World Netball.

Waya: Mwawi is key player but its team work that matters

Mwawi Kumwenda: Recalled

Kumwenda has been recalled  to national team squad as the Queens launch preparations for  a three-match international series against England later this month.

In a news conference  in Blantyre, Waya said the lanky goal shooter (GS)  still a big player for Malawi.

“We have welcomed her and we are glad to have her back. She is a key member of the team but that does not mean that other players are less important. Of course, it is a plus that we have such type of a player in the team,” she said.

Waya said the Queens would use the forthcoming three Test Series against England to prepare for the Commonwealth Games set for Australia next year.

The Copper Box Arena in London will play host to the first two games of the 2017 series with England and Malawi going head-to-head for the first time on Friday 24th November at 7.45pm before meeting again just two days later on Sunday 26th November at 2pm.

Both sides then move to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for the third and final game, which will take place on Wednesday 29th November at 7:45pm.

Tickets for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship are available now from and start from just £20 with group tickets available priced from £60 for four adults. VIP Courtside tickets are available for £150 from

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Angel of Doom

How do you just put someone who has not been in camp for training in a team? What happens when she does not deliver because she was not in training?

And Malawians are happy!!


Where is the great man Mr. Sayenda for giving this so called coach Ways whose record has always been bad. We even lost to Uganda with her as a coach. Azimai bwanji kodi. This one is not a coach.

s saizi


Dafton Nyondo

Where were you all this time although you don’t want to accept the mistake NAM and yourself made. Thanks that you have realised the mistake


U have realised that she is a star now. Bury your grudges for the sake of the national team


Mary Waya, Can you teach your players how to mark the opponents? Last games you failed miserably because your players were unable to mark the opponent. Mainly the defenders. They were useless. Agian eye contact is very important in nertall.

Mai Bishop

Bravo Mary, Kugonjerana ndikwabwino put Malawi on the Map and all the best.

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