World netball body proud of Mwawi’s global award
International Netball Federation (IFN) is proud of Malawi netball star Mwawi Kumwenda for winning International World Games Association Athlete of the Year.
IFN stated on its website that it is delighted that Kumwenda has won the award for netball beating athletes from other sporting disciplines.
The world netball governing body has hailed the netball fraternity for contributing to the feat by voting.
“We are delighted that your votes have helped Mwawi Kumwenda to become International World Games Association Athlete of the Year,” reads an article posted on the website.
“Thanks to voters from all around the world, Malawian netballer Mwai Kumwenda has been crowned the winner of the International World Games Association Athlete of the Year.”
INF President Molly Rhone said the 26-year-old shooter had also done proud her country Malawi.
“Winning this award is not only good news for Mwawi but for her country Malawi and netball in general. Mwawi has execelled through hard work and dedication to netball and is really deserving,” Rhone said.
The IFN boss said: “ Malawi’s first ever and only netball professional is a great role model for young girls and exemplifies women’s empowerment. I congratulate her most heartily.”
The 26-year-old shooter is quoted by website saying that: “I feel so excited and honoured that so many people around the world have voted for me—I really appreciate it.”
The Malawian, who moved to Mainland Tactix in New Zealand after a stint in Australia, was one of the 18 athletes nominated for the IWGA Award from a cross section of sports.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.
I don’t know what world some Malawians live in. What’s not credible about one getting voted by own country folk..thats how the world works.
And it is a world title full stop. Stop belittling yourselves, you are not any less human, start believing…
Congrants Mwai for making it.
Don`t just dream of money.They were not competing for money.Recognition is very important.
Bravo Mwai we are indeed proud of you!
Well done longosi….you are true star ..in the whole world. i give it to you. continue working hard
God is by ur side
But she is not the only one who can do that. We have prayers like Sindi Simtowe who if given an opportunity like that one would do us proud as well. Go Sindi go you are also the best.
Voted by Malawians to be a world athlete of the year! Sounds not so credible hence no any money prize.