The Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has decided to bury the hatchet against the country’s sole netball export Mwawi Kumwenda and invite her for the Diamond Challenge and the African Netball Championship events scheduled for June.
The Diamond Challenge will take place in South Africa from June 14 to 18 while the African Netball Championship will be hosted by Namibia from June 21 to 27.
In an interview on Tuesday, NAM president Rosy Chinunda said despite the fact that Mwawi’s lawyers failed to acknowledge a warning letter from her association, they thought it wise to move on.
“For the sake of progress, we are inviting her to be part of the team to travel to South Africa and then Namibia.
“We are offering her this invitation in good faith and it is up to her to accept or reject,” said Chinunda.
This will be the first time for Kumwenda to participate in national engagements since the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland in 2014.
NAM issued Mwawi a warning letter for allegedly lying about a medical trip to South Africa instead of taking part in the Queens trip.
The impasse became a national topic and drew the attention of Minister of Sports and Youth Development Grace Chiumia.
“It is not like we have personal issues with her. She is an important player and our child,” said Chinunda.
In an interview from New Zealand, Kumwenda gave praise to God.
“Wow! It is great news and it is God working. I love my country. That is all I can say for now,” said Kumwenda who plays for Easiyo Taxcit.