Revered Australia-based netball star Mwawi Kumwenda has signed a new two-year contract with her club Melbourne Vixens.
The 31-year-old Malawi Queens goal-shooter yesterday said she was excited to extend her romance with the Australian top-flight netball side for two more years.
She said in an interview: “We are through with negotiations and I have committed to be with the team until 2023.
“It is such a great feeling for me because I love this team.”
Kumwenda also said she hoped for an improved Vixens performance in the 2022 Super Suncorp Championship season.
Announcing the news on its website www.melbournevixens.au, the club said:” ‘MJ’ has been an integral part of Vixens line-up since joining the club in 2017.
“She was part of the 2020 championship winning side.”
The 2019 Netball World Cup Player of the Tournament said playing for Vixens was always a dream for her.
“I learn new things every day with Simone as coach,” she was quoted as having said.
In an interview yesterday, Kumwenda injuries affected the team’s campaign last season.
“It was hard this year 2021 season because we lost some of the players as you are aware some injuries while two retired. We have learnt something this season and we are looking forward to next year to come strong and fearless,” she said.
Her signing leaves one more spot to be filled for the club.
Netball Association of Malawi president Abigail Shariff said they were delighted with news.
“She is an experienced and key player for the national team who adds quality to the team.
“She is also a role model to up and coming players. We wish her all the best.”