Australia-based netballer Mwawi Kumwenda says she is excited to be back at her base after being held up due to closure of airports in Melbourne.
The gangly shooter, who arrived on Friday, left Malawi on February 16 but spent a week in South Africa after her flight to Australia was cancelled.
Flying business class, the Melbourne Vixens player left for Dubai on Thursday and touching down in Melbourne on Friday.
In an interview on arrival, the former Diamonds player said she would be quarantined in a hotel for 14 days as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19.
She said: “This pandemic has caused inconveniences, but above all I am happy now that I have helped the girls with school fees for this academic year.
“So glad to see that these 20 students will be happy at school. This is the most important thing because I didn’t do any netball clinics in the country due to Covid-19 restrictions.”
Kumwenda said she will catch up with her teammates despite joining preparations for the next season late.
The Suncorp Netball League is expectd to throw off in May.
Her coach Simona McKinnis was quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald as having said the team understood her situation.