Malawi National Netball Team superstar Mwawi Kumwenda has described her 100-match milestone in Australia as a life-changing experience.
Mwawi reached the remarkable milestone on a bittersweet note on Thursday night as her Australia Suncorp Super Netball League side Melbourne Vixens went down 50-64 to West Coast Fever.
The Queens icon celebrated the unforgettable moment through a Facebook post, which showed her excitement with the achievement despite finishing the match on the losing side.
“I never knew I would be where I am right now. I dreamed it but I didn’t know if it would come true. So much has changed in my life and I am so grateful to be in Australia living the life I am.
“I am very proud of my 100 games and love sharing that with my Vixens family. Thank you for all of the support and love I have received along the way,” the post reads.
Kumwenda has maintained her place among the best shooters in the league and is in the top five of the super shots and super shot attempts category.
In the super shots category, the former Diamonds star is fourth with 30 against leader Jo Harten’s (Giants Netball) 39.
Kumwenda is also fourth in the super shots category attempts category having tried 58 times. Harten also leads the category with 84 attempts.
In the Nissan Net Points category, the Malawian comes fifth with 43.5 points from 11 matches.
The category is the league’s first overarching player metric with a statistics-based scoring system that measures every player action on the court.
The system awards points to players each time they score, block a pass and get a defensive rebound among others.
The players get more points if they have a bigger impact on a match and lose points if they make mistakes or cause turnovers. At the end of every game, each player receives an individual Nissan Net Points score which represents their contribution to the match.