Malawi’s sole netball export Mwawi Kumwenda yesterday left the country for New Zealand where she is expected to renew her contract with Easiyo Tactix in readiness for the 2015 Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) league season.
The lofty shooter said she is looking forward to a fruitful working relationship with her new coach Sue Hawkins and she will work harder to surpass her last season’s performance which earned her the best new netballer accolade in the foreign land.
New Zealand embraced at least five new netballers last season.
“I am yet to meet the new coach. However, I expect to benefit a lot from her in terms of enhancing my skills further as she played as a shooter for the Australian national team,” she said.
On the prospects of facing stiff competition from Tactix new signing New Zealand’s international Bailey Mes, Kumwenda said such scenario will not intimidate her but fire her up to achieve even greater success.
“The great effort I put in my performance in New Zealand does not only help me to win a position in the Tactix team but also help to raise the profile of Malawi netball so that more local players can clinch professional deals abroad. Therefore, I will work harder during the 2015 season,” she said.
Kumwenda will join the Tactix squad on January 2 for training sessions in preparation for the new season which throws off in March 2015. n