Malawi’s only professional netballer Mwayi ‘Professor’ Kumwenda has said she will not join the national netball team training camp as she is going to South Africa for an operation on her ailing tooth.
Netball Association of Malawi on Tuesday released a 15-member squad scheduled to go into camp on Thursday in readiness of World Fast Five Series to be held in New Zealand early next month.
The Tactix evergreen shooter was on the call-up list to start camping with the rest of the locally based players.
However, Kumwenda told Nyasa Times on Tuesday afternoon that she has excused herself for the trip.
“I have a problem on my ailing tooth and the time these girls will be going in camp l will be away in South Africa for an operation,” said Kumwenda.
The former Diamonds player said she could have loved to be part of the squad for the Fast Five Series, but insisted she has to go to seek for medical help.
“I wish my friends all the best as they prepare the games in New Zealand, and it is ad that l will not be part of the squad to travel to New Zealand,” she said.
The squad, which is comprised of four players from Diamonds and Tigresses, has some key players missing like Beatrice Mpinganjira, Joana Kachilika and Joyce Mvula.
However, there are still vastly experienced players like Sindi Simutowe, Tower vinkhumbo, Caroline Ngwira, Tina Kamzati, Bridget Kumwenda and Cecilia Mtukule.