Mwawi boost for Malawi Queens for England test series

Finally  Australia-based Malawian gangly shooter Mwawi Kumwenda left the country for  England  to join Malawi Queens team after her Visa arrived late  for the three test series against England’s Roses.

Mwai Kumwenda: To feature for Malawi Queens in Fast5 series

Mwai left after British High Commission  issued her Visa for the England trip.

She was left behind with Joyce Mvula and were  training at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) under the tutelage of Griffin Saenda Jnr.

London’s Copper Box Arena will play host to the first two games of the series, with the second game set for Sunday before  moving to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for the third and final game next  Wednesday

Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) recalled Mwawi into the Queens’ squad  after she was expelled from the Queens camp ahead of the Fast5 World Netball series for late arrival in camp, but her manager Hlupikire Chalamba initially refused to release her in the wake of the player’s stormy relationship with the association.

She  was later allowed to join the squad and Waya named her in thetravelling squad. She has to left behind to wait for her delayed Visa.

Mwawi is doubtful the first match on Friday because of the long flight, according to NAM general secretary Carol Bapu.

But coach Mary Waya will be able to assess her fitness if she can play part.

The Copper Box Arena 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 www.theo2.co.uk and start from just £20 with group tickets available priced from £60 for four adults. VIP Courtside tickets are available for £150 from www.fast5allstars.com.

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