Malawi is celebrating the achievements of their very own netballer Mwayi Kumwenda who surprised many including herself when she was declared the World most valuable netballer this week.
The 25-year old Malawi goal-shooter now based in New Zealand was Sunday named the 2015 Netball World Cup Player of the Tournament that just ended in Sydney, Australia.
Kumwenda inspired The Malawi Queens to finish sixth at the Sydney tournament.
The Malawi national netball team- The Queens are ranked sixth globally and second in Africa.
Shooting an almost flawless event with 321 goals earned her the Netball World Cup Player of the Sydney tournament, recognized by the International Netball Federation (INF).
Mwayi Kumwenda’s recognition keeps the award in the African continent following South African Erin Burger’s award in 2011.
Kumwenda hails from Blantyre, the commercial hub of Malawi and started playing netball at 15 but not taking the game seriously until she was 17.
She also competed for Malawi at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in which her vast improvement from more competitive play in New Zealand helped her team to many highs.