Star netballer Mwawi Kumwenda says securing a return flight to her Australia base is proving to be a challenge and frustrating due to Covid-19.
The gangly Melbourne Vixens and Malawi Queens shooter has not succeeded in her efforts to secure a flight in the past three weeks.
“I am still here, looking for flights.
“My flight has been cancelled once again and it is proving to be a challenge.
“I am now hoping that I can secure one before mid-February,” she said.
Her Suncorp Netball League outfit regrouped for pre-season on January 11 ahead of the new season.
However, the 2014 Netball World Cup Player of the Tournament said she is undergoing individual training based on the programme provided by her team.
“I am fulfilling all the schedules as arranged by my club,” she said.
Kumwenda also said the situation has been a blessing in disguise having managed to fulfill one of her off-season projects to pay school fees for 20 needy secondary school learners.
“Covid-19 is disturbing a lot of things, but I am hoping things will get back to normal soon. Together we can beat this pandemic,” she said.
Last season the 31-year-old inspired Vixens to win the Suncorp League championship and was also named as one of the world’s top four netballers.
Netball Scoop website asked five of its writers and five other judges to name their top five netballers based on the players’ form in 2020.
The other three players according to the poll were Ameliaranne Ekenasio of New Zealand, who got 31 votes, Australia’s Liz Watson who got 30 votes and Jhaniele Fowler who came third with 29 votes. Malawi’s Kumwenda got 13 votes.