Mwai Kumwenda in action

Mwai Kumwenda in action

SYDNEY (Malawi NewsNow) —Malawi’s sole netball export Mwai Kumwenda has said she dedicates her netball World Cup award to her country.

She was on on Sunday named player of the tournament at the just-ended Netball World Cup (NWC) in Sydney, Australia consolation to Malawi Queens who failed to break into the top four, let alone topple rivals South Africa after going down 48-46 in the early hours.

“I am very excited,” say Mwai of the global recognition.

“A nd I dedicate this award to my country and teammates because without them, I couldn’t have achieved this feat,” the New Zealand-based goal-shooter says.

The Malawian netball star was the most prolific shooter of the tournament:

“It is not only the 91 percent accuracy, but the volume that Kumwenda puts up with 351 goals and only 31 misses in eight games over 10 days,” says the Netball World Cup website.

In Sunday’s game, Mwawi converted 36 of her 41 attempts while Sindi Simtowe netted 10, missing just one.