Mwawi Kumwenda’s Vixens hope to return to winning ways


Malawi national netball team’s shooter Mwawi Kumwenda is hoping her side, Melbourne Vixens, will return to winning ways when facing West Coast Fever in their Round Five today.

Table topping Vixens suffered their first loss of the 2020 Suncorp Super Netball season when the Adelaide Thunderbirds caused an upset with a 54-47 win on Sunday.

“Melbourne came into Sunday’s clash unbeaten after three rounds having conceded the fewest goals in the competition but it was the defensive effort from the upstart Thunderbirds that proved the difference.


“Jamaican import Sterling thwarted numerous Vixens attacking plays with nine deflections, three defensive rebounds and two intercepts,” read part of an article on

Vixens Vice Captain, Emily Mannix, told the club’s website that they had learnt lessons from their defeat.

“It was not our best game, and not my best game either to be quite honest. It was quite disappointing for us obviously; our first loss of the season and not the kind of netball we want to be playing as a group,” she told


Meanwhile, a local netball pundit, Dalitso Chinyama, backed Vixens to bounce back.

“It is too early to rule them out of the race. In a season you expect such things,” she said.

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