The Malawi National Netball team coach, Peace Chawinga Kaluwa, has expressed hope that the outstanding performance being displayed by the country’s international star, Mwawi Kumwenda, will definitely have a positive impact on the performance of the Queens.
The sentiments by the coach comes following Kumwenda’s achievement which saw her being named player of the match after helping her side, Melbourne Vixens win their first Australian premiership since 2014.
Kumwenda lifted Vixens to the heights after beating West Coast Fever by 66-64 at Nissan Arena on Sunday.
During the game, the Queens star scored 47 out of the total goals registered by her side.
Chawinga Kaluwa said: “This is a very welcome development to the Queens and all the Malawians.”
“Definitely this is going to have a positive impact on the Queens because she has been playing competitive games alongside best world class defenders a development which will help her to overcome them when our national team faces the giant teams.”
She further said Kumwenda deserved the award because of her hard working and superb performance she has displayed in the recent past.
Despite being sidelined for the most of 2019 season, after picking an anterior cruciate ligament injury in August 2018, Kumwenda has displayed an outstanding performance since her return to the game after recovery.
Some of the great achievements by Kumwenda also include the top goal scorer at three successive major tournaments in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 Netball World Cup and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.