Malawi national netball team shooter Mwawi Kumwenda has paid tribute to Melbourne Vixens and medical team for helping her recover from an injury.
Mwawi’s remarks follows her splendid player-of-the-match performance in her teams’ 66-64 win over West Coast Fever in a Suncorp Super Netball Grand final on Sunday.
“Two years ago, I was in the hospital for the first time in my life. I thought I couldn’t play netball again. I found inspiration from my team and in myself to work hard. This grand final was two years of hard work and I am very blessed for being where I am today. Thank you to Steve and the @melbournevixens for your support over the last two years. We did it! And it means the world to me,” Mwawi posted on her facebook wall.
Mwawi ruptured her ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] in July 2018 after landing awkwardly. The injury kept her out of action for both club and country.
Interestingly, Mwawi suffered the injury when her side lost to the same opponents West Coast Fever.
Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) Technical Director Samuel Kanyenda said every coach would love to have Mwawi in the squad.
“She is a top shooter. She works hard and always want to win,” he said.