It is now official: Mwawi wins IWGA athlete of the year award

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has confirmed that Mwawi Kumwenda has won the 2015 athlete of the year.

Mwawi-Kumwenda-back-in-the-squad...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere
Mwawi: IWGA athlete of the year

The Malawi National Netball team shooter was competing with 17 athletes from other continents.

The voting session ended on 31 January, with Kumwenda registering 17910 whiled the runners up only managed to amass 9168 votes in total.

“I have just received an email to confirm that I am now officially IWGA athlete of the year 2015. I thank God for this time of the year,” wrote Mwawi on her Facebook timeline.

She becomes the first Malawian and African to win such an award.

She was named player of the tournament at last year’s netball tourney in Australia where she had a shot success rate of 91 percent and netted 321 goals in eight games.

She is currently playing her netball in New Zealand.

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263 Comments

  1. Not sure if only tumbukaz voted kuti mwawi apambane & saying kuti ena amaberekana ngati agalu ndikupusa & it is due to the same reason that winning presidency will be a far reaching drim.kudzikonda & tsanko too much.anthu ambiri akhoza kuzavutika.congrats mwawi.malawians voted 4u.u hav brought pride in the whole of africa.

  2. Atumbuka samaoneka bwino amakhala Okuda kwambiri ngati makala Olo kuti ukumane nafe Utsiku amakhala ngati Chokufa ndi Kudzuka.Olo tamuoneni amene akuti wawinayo nkhope ngati nkhalamba.Ndipo atumbuka sakhala amalawi ayi ndi anthu atchire basi,

  3. MWAI UNATICHOSA PA 0% CNGRNTS. mukamati tumbuka what do u mn? we r all malawians ndinudi anthu opanda nzeru simumaganiza think deeply mupeza ans mkuona simumathakuyankhula mukapitiliza musamukatu kumwera ndi pakati. sht!

  4. Munamuwonapo munthu kuchoka kwawo ku mwera akuzagwira ntchito yakumanga misewo, vimbuzi va sukulu, mapeto ake akufunsira mkazi mutumbuka. Wamukwatira bwino naberekapo ana. Mapeto ake kumuthawa mkazi kumusiya konko ku mpoto, kuvutika mkazi yekha ndi ana, kumaphunzitsa masukulu mpaka kumaliza. Iyeyo, osaganiza kuti ndinasiya ana ku mpoto, ali phee. Ndiye munthu wotere munganene kuti ndi mchewa wa nzeru? Akuzichita izi achewa omwewa.

  5. Chilichonse, atumbuka. Zilizonse, atumbuka. Mwatipezerera atumbukafe? Mwatitorapo ngati zoseweretsa zanu? Munatikwatira ife? Ife kunoku tikumasunga a chewa oti ena mpaka pano sakudziwa nkwawo komwe, sakufunanso kubwerera kwawo. Ena panopa ndi asodzi pa Tukombo. Kodi tikanakhala ndi umoyo ngati wanuwo, womangotukwanatukwana iwowo, bwenzi akumakhala kunoku ku mpoto? Ena kufikira kukwatira konkuno ku mpoto, kumanga nyumba. Akupempha malo ku mafumu kumanga nyumba. Kodi kukhala ngati inu, ndi vimaumoyo vanu voyipavo, mungamasunge anthu woterewa?

  6. @ william Banton.mukunenesya alongosi,achewa kupenja maganyu bwekabweka, kuli project kuno kwathu akwiza mbachewa namabanja yawu tikanena za Kukumba mayenje a Escom, kumanga misika,kulima msewu, kujima mjigu n zimbuza vya pasukulu ndiwo, apo ise tindaluteko kwao kukapanga ntchito izi, Iwo asakwaye nayonso amatipezerera

  7. Mukati muviwone, zikang’a thoo ku miyendo, sivisambanso ayi, vimisilili mmiyendo, kuzolowera kugona ndi mbuzi munyumba, angakhale munthu wanzeru?

  8. Anthu ena mumayakhura monyela kwambiri why always atumbuka tikapanga chinachake anthu akumwera mumabweletsa mikangano?ngati kuli kuphunzira ,ma luso ndi athu musamavutike ndi ife anzanu Ali buzy kupanga ndalama inuyo kumayankhura zakunyelo chifukwa chani ?agwape inu eti ngati ndimavuto akwanu zikuvutani mxiiiii kukhala ndi nzelu ndikulimbikira inunso mutha kukhala ndi nzelu mutalimbikira kapena ma luso ,kuzolowera kubelekana basi chitukuko ukapanga nthawi zanji?nkani anthu akumwera mumakhala matelala mbuzi za anthu

  9. Ivi viwanthu viwongengi a tumbuka ndiwo wakafwira ufulu wa charu ichi through chihana. Vikawopanga kushushana na Kamuzu. Sonu tavithasha kuti vingafwanga yayi, mbweno vayambako matama nga ndi para kuti vinamahara, apo mahara vilive. Wanthu wakusambira mba ku mpoto, bola nayo mba ku mpoto, kugeza nakutowa, mbaku mpoto. 2,ku mpoto tikufwa na njala bwekabweka ise yayi chifukwa tikugomezga kulima ngoma pera yayi. Iwo wakukapempha gaga ku chigayo para kwawo kwasangika njala. 3,uyo mutumbuka walikukakhalapo u tenant kwawo kulima hona chaka, ndi njani?

  10. Mwapeza multi_party Democracy chifukwa cha atumbuka womwewa. Ndi ndani akanazipereka kukatsutsana ndi Kamuzu nthawi imene ija? Mumawopa inu mukuti ndinu eni Malawi, koma mutumbuka, Chihana powona kuti mtundu wa Malawi uli mu ukapolo, analimba mtima kulimbana ndi Kamuzu, mpaka a Malawi kuvomereza multiparty Democracy. Ndiye muyambe kuchuluka nzeru lero kumatukwanizana atumbuka pa Facebook, si kupanda nzeru konseko. Dikirani, mumuwone Magufuli waku Tanzania zomwe achite nanu. Ngati simudzathamanga matumbo ali mmanja ndi nyentchera zanuzo, muli ndi mwayi.

  11. Magufuli waku Tanzania sali mocheza. Wanenetsa kuti mpaka mukunthidwe. Osangochenjera kutukwana a tumbuka. Tikuziwona kunotu pa ma satellite TV kuti Malawi ili mumadzi.

  12. Mukumalimbana kutukwana atumbuka, nkhani ya nyanja ya Malawi ikukukanikani inu amene mukuti dziko sila atumbuka. Tanzania ikuphwasamulani, munya muwona. Panopa Kenya ikusonkheza moto kuti ikayambika, Kenya izithandiza Tanzania kuthira nkhondo ku Malawi. Ndiye mukufatsa kutukwana a tumbuka. Dikirani, muchonga, mumva mubebe. Mozambique nayenso akuti ikuzembera Malawi kukasonkhezera moto ku Kenya. Muthawira kuti nanga, mukati, eeee, a tumbuka. Dikira uyiwone.

  13. Mmmmm mpaka azitchula kuti iwowo ndi atumbuka meaning your tribe is so Superior than others. Awaaa! lekani kuyankhula mwa umve….

  14. nakunyadira #mwabi m’bali wane mu ukhrisitu. Lutilizga kulimbikira chomene; nthazi lako latowa kale lutilizgaso kuvwira bakusowekerwa; nadi pano nkhaponya voti yako nane haha waleke wakanganenge banthu ba tribalism awo

  15. nakunyadira #mwabi m’bali wane mu ukhrisitu. Lutilizga kulimbikira chomene; nthazi lako latowa kale lutilizgaso kuvwira bakusowekerwa; nadi pano nkhaponya voti yako nane haha waleke wakanganenge banthu ba tribalism awo

  16. Well done our ccter, well done pipo all over dere malawi/africa But ccter Mwai remember that a name can b lifted up with pipo and also pulled down with omweo the way played ku australia kuja munazipeleka asikana angakhale pambuyo pake pang’ono panali zokhulana unakhululuka pitilizani kukhala osamazimva kwambili congratulations !!

  17. Well done our ccter, well done pipo all over dere malawi/africa But ccter Mwai remember that a name can b lifted up with pipo and also pulled down with omweo the way played ku australia kuja munazipeleka asikana angakhale pambuyo pake pang’ono panali zokhulana unakhululuka pitilizani kukhala osamazimva kwambili congratulations !!

  18. Sindikuwona chovuta apa. Ndalama akadya mwini wache, Mwai. Nde ife kumangolimbana za zii, mpaka kukumbana mitundu za zii, zopanda ndi mchere komwe.

  19. Olo ine sindingapange mulungu amadandiozikweza ozikonda ndiye amamutsitsa ambuye mwayi ndimuthu koma uyu akawina adzakutukwana kukuimba nyimbo

  20. mpoto hoyeeeeee prophet wa ma miracles mpoto mpira mpoto well educated mpoto kulima zakudya zambili mpoto mwawi yomweyo kutu wawawawa

  21. mpoto hoyeeeeee prophet wa ma miracles mpoto mpira mpoto well educated mpoto kulima zakudya zambili mpoto mwawi yomweyo kutu wawawawa

      1. Populating a small malawi like rats is a sin. they must be punished and jailed

  22. Ineo ndikan manyumba anga ndimakaniza kulowa atumbuka coz ndi athu azakho mwava musamatero lnu mumachoka uko kwanu mumatipeza kwathu ku brantyre cholinga kt muzaphuzire bwanji osamanga ma collage kwanu konko ndicholinga chot mupitilizebe kuzikonda kwanuko???,eish mwawi congrats!!!! ndi kaz ameneu nanga amunanu mukutan nanuso pangan zanu tikuamikirenitu kkkkktkkkkukkkk.

  23. Ineo ndikan manyumba anga ndimakaniza kulowa atumbuka coz ndi athu azakho mwava musamatero lnu mumachoka uko kwanu mumatipeza kwathu ku brantyre cholinga kt muzaphuzire bwanji osamanga ma collage kwanu konko ndicholinga chot mupitilizebe kuzikonda kwanuko???,eish mwawi congrats!!!! ndi kaz ameneu nanga amunanu mukutan nanuso pangan zanu tikuamikirenitu kkkkktkkkkukkkk.

  24. Hahahahahahaha kodi a malawi tinakhala bwanji mot timuamikire mwawi kt wachita zazikulu pa moyo wake then wina akubwera kumakanyoza mitundu ya zanu why?,lneo ndi mlomwe ndie pamene ndili mlomwe cndingalephere kumuamikira mwawi pazimene wachita coz ndi tumbuka?,osamatero mwava kulitso atumbuka ena mitu mwanu mumangozaza mamina ku xool zaka 10 ukupanga cos koma osakhoza ndie mukamuone mlomwe ngat lne 4yrs zandiendera kale pamene tumbukawe uli choncho,tie timuamikire mwawi bac not kunyozana a malawi pliz tonse ndife a banja [email protected]

  25. Koma anthu inu dziko lanu laling’onolo nkumasankha mitunduso! shame a Malawi mukuona kuti mungamugawe ameneyo kawiri ndiye chikhala chani! Longosi namwa imwe mukujitumula imwe chifukwa chamasamilo muli watesi imweee

  26. Hahahaha!!!! zitsiru zikukanganabe zamitundu ndikulozana dzala, ndi madays ohasula ano kusaka ka khobili. Mwachitsanzo Mwai, akuhasulatu inu muli bizy miseche …..ahh ahaa mwatan? Let’s build one strong Malaw

  27. Jeremai pachinyi pamako pomwe unatulukirapo machende abambo ako osavinidwawo omwe anakubereka osamalemba zopusa taona watukwanitsa makolo komaliza pakholo pako napa ntumbo iweeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! wandikwiyitsa

  28. Nanga si icho chikushuzga nkhujiwika mahara, kuya ngati wali kuchenjera chomeni pakunyoza tawatumbuka, apo iwo kwawo ndiko kukudankha kuwa njala. Dele kuzazana mumalorry na wana ku moyo kukalima hona ku mpoto. Ndi njani mtumbuka uyo ali kuleka muzi wakhe nakukakhala u tenant ku mwera?

  29. iwe william ndi nyani et.. we are talking about mwai apa siza fodya zakozo……. unamuvapo mwai akuti atumbuka mundi votere???? mesa amavota ndi amalawi kodi…. kumango nganiza moperewera basi…. chimutu

  30. Omwe avota sikuti ndiatumbuka okhaokha koma amalawi onse ndi anthu ana akufuna kwabwino akunja anachiona chabwino kumvotera mwawi ndipo mfanayu anayeneradi kuwina,choncho sizikutanthauza kuti one tribal grouping izimve pa chinthu choti chikuimirira dziko lonse la Malawi

  31. Mwai; you were tested and here comes testimony. Better read the story about Joseph in the HOLY BIBLE
    If God is to your side who can be against you? Glory to GOD.

  32. Mwai; you were tested and here comes testimony. Better read the story about Joseph in the HOLY BIBLE
    If God is to your side who can be against you? Glory to GOD.

  33. Nkhani iyo ukafumbe a wuso na wanyoko. Kulamulira charo ndiyo yiwe advantage kwa iwe? Soni na njuwi pakufumba fumbu ilo, ulivi. Si mbu nkhungu winu lekani mukulamula charo mu uzereza? Wawina pera Mwawi, vyakuwawani. Bola nkhu mpoto, masambiro nkhu mpoto. Imwe muli pochi?

  34. Nkhani iyo ukafumbe a wuso na wanyoko. Kulamulira charo ndiyo yiwe advantage kwa iwe? Soni na njuwi pakufumba fumbu ilo, ulivi. Si mbu nkhungu winu lekani mukulamula charo mu uzereza? Wawina pera Mwawi, vyakuwawani. Bola nkhu mpoto, masambiro nkhu mpoto. Imwe muli pochi?

  35. Felicitations Mwai kumwenda for winning IWGA u hav makes Malawian boastiful may God continue to be with u,,,zoti Tumbuka ndiye kaya, lets respect de fools to avoid noise, chitipa to nsanje we r known malawi

  36. Felicitations Mwai kumwenda for winning IWGA u hav makes Malawian boastiful may God continue to be with u,,,zoti Tumbuka ndiye kaya, lets respect de fools to avoid noise, chitipa to nsanje we r known malawi

    1. Kulamulila si nzeru ayi koma kuchindana ndi kubelekana ngati mphemvu ndikuvota. Munthu wanzeru saswa ana ngati makoswe mudziko lalingono ngati ili ayi

  37. Lastly, kumpoto komweko nkumene kumachokera ma resources amene amagwiritsidwa ntchito muma industries kumwera, like coal, matabwa, ndi zina zotero. Ma truck kuchokera kumwera, amakadzadzana ku mpoto komweko. Ndiye nkumanyozana, nkhani yake iti. Above all, nomwenu akumwera ndi pakati, mumadzadzana muma lorry kukalima fodya kumpoto, ati ma tenants. Mukuphunzitsa ana anu ma school kamba koti mumakalima fodya ku mpoto, kukhala ma tenants. Kodi waku mpoto amene anakakhalapo tenant kumwera kapena pakati kulima fodya ku estate ya munthu, ndi ndani? Ndiye wanzeru ndi ndani? Tiyeni tizingothokoza Mnzathu kuti watichotsa manyazi ife amalawi, osati zomangotukwanizana ndi kukumbana mitundu.

  38. I personally voted in favour of my Sister Mwawi Kumwenda as a Malawian, carrying a Malawian Flag, let alone an African Flag. I find the comment of Jeremiah Milah Mizy Chilembo mispalaced and divisive. Am really put off with such a malicious statement. I doubt if he is an informed man.

  39. Why did the late Kamuzu Banda hated the tumbukas? He knew that the tumbukas were educated people and that they could overpower him. So please, think wisely.

  40. Kkkkkk, mwangowona kulimbana nawo atumbukawo. Zikalakwika, amakambirana bwinobwino. You need to know the background of Malawi. Anthu amene anavutikira dziko la Malawi lomweli, ndi atumbuka womwewo. Even at education wise, the tumbukas were in the forefront. Why did the late Kamuzu Banda hated the tumbukas? He knew that the tumbukas we

    1. Mutu wako sumangwira munakamayakhula zimenez tisana vote ngat zisakho zadziko mavote anu sanukha ka2 nde apapa nokhanokha atumbuka munakat muzivota mukuona ngat anakawina?

    2. Mutu wako sumangwira munakamayakhula zimenez tisana vote ngat zisakho zadziko mavote anu sanukha ka2 nde apapa nokhanokha atumbuka munakat muzivota mukuona ngat anakawina?

    3. Mutu wako sumangwira munakamayakhula zimenez tisana vote ngat zisakho zadziko mavote anu sanukha ka2 nde apapa nokhanokha atumbuka munakat muzivota mukuona ngat anakawina?

    4. Northern region z the least of all the three regions in Malawi in termz of population so do u think thoz other tribes r fools for voting her? I hav agreed dat tumbukas r really selfish pipo!

    5. Northern region z the least of all the three regions in Malawi in termz of population so do u think thoz other tribes r fools for voting her? I hav agreed dat tumbukas r really selfish pipo!

    6. Of making many books there is no end and much studies tires the body. The conclusion of the whole matter is: fear God and keep his commandments, for that, is the whole duty of mankind. Is it not so Chawinga? Kulinso anthu amene akudziwa zomwe ukudziwazo.

    7. I we mtumbuka wa nzeru taona last statement yakoyo NDE upitilze zakozo foolish!!!!!!!!!

    8. Kod a Tumbuka mukunenawo angadziwenxo mmene timavotelamo? Ndzapa internet-tu Kapena kumeneko kunapangdwa Civic Education Campagne? Paokha2 sangadzixate

    9. Proverbs 15 vs 2 in the Bible say.-“The tongue Of the Wise dispenses knowledge but Mouths Of Fools pour out folly.” No wonder ignorance & selfish are tumbukalising the winning of mwawi.anthu otani olephera kuyenda ndi nthawi.osavomereza kuti we are in a changed world bwanji.mukanakhala ayani inu if the 1989 concept continued kuti ali yense kwawo? Musatilakwatse kuyankhula kuli decent and respected TUMBUKAS osati ngati opeperanu.shatapuuu!!!!!!

  41. Congrats Mwayi, God bless, u make us Proud girl! kkkKkkk @ Jeremiah Miah Mizy Chilembo, wayankhula ngati watuluka dzulo ku mentol hospital kuti muyu wako siunayambe kugwila bwino ntchito

  42. Congrats Mwayi u have made us proud.Malawi is now on the map in the world bcoz of ur talent in netball.hope u will share de pride to prove these people wrong.

  43. Chonde akuluakulu, kumayankhula bwino zinazo. Kodi waku mpoto amene anakakhalapo u tenant kulima fodya ndi ndani? Kumpoto sadalira ulimi wa chimanga chokha. Ndiye kutukwanako, kumaziganizira kaye.

  44. Kuyankhula kosaziganizira kumeneko. Kodi wowinayo, anenapo zoti ndi wakumpoto? Si atchula zakuti ndi mmalawi? Ndiye tiyambenso zomakumbana mitundu apa? Ngati kumpoto mulungu anakudalitsani pa nkhani ya maphunziro, kaseweredwe ka mpira ndi zina zotere, sikuti ikhale nkhani yomanyoza anzathu aku mwera ndi pakati ayi. Ndife a Malawi, kunalembedwa basi.

  45. Kodi palinso zoti mtumbuka wawina apa? kupusa kodi kapena kumbwambwana? Mwawi is a Malawian and was voted by Malawians not Tumbukas. Don’t be so stupid JEREMIAH!!!!!!!!!

    1. Allan tasiye atumbuka ndizisiru awa. mwinaxo sakuziwa kut kuvota timapanga bwanji. anthu ozikonda ntundu otembereredwa umene president or vice sanachokerepo ndipo sazachokeraxo. nanga ngat akutere zomwezi nde kulili kutachokera nsogoleli wadziko tizakhala anthu?

    2. Allan tasiye atumbuka ndizisiru awa. mwinaxo sakuziwa kut kuvota timapanga bwanji. anthu ozikonda ntundu otembereredwa umene president or vice sanachokerepo ndipo sazachokeraxo. nanga ngat akutere zomwezi nde kulili kutachokera nsogoleli wadziko tizakhala anthu?

    3. Allan tasiye atumbuka ndizisiru awa. mwinaxo sakuziwa kut kuvota timapanga bwanji. anthu ozikonda ntundu otembereredwa umene president or vice sanachokerepo ndipo sazachokeraxo. nanga ngat akutere zomwezi nde kulili kutachokera nsogoleli wadziko tizakhala anthu?

    1. mpakana kunyoza anzanu nkhani yake! kod anamuvotela nd atumbuka okha okha? nanga amapikisana ndi a malawi ena kumeneko, mwayankhula moipa mulungu akukhululukileni a jeremiah (mwachitisa zina la m’baibulo manyazi)

    2. Mwayambapo agalu inu . We voted as a nation. We sensitized everybody as a nation , and now you are bringing the Tumbuka thing here ! So unfortunate.
      Machende ako aise

    3. kodi chifukwa chiyani mukungotukwaniza amalawi tokhakokha molomoti tonse tisangalale limozi kuti ziko lathu likuveka patali.thank mwawi I new u could make it.may the Lord all bls u

    4. Apa mwapala wakulu pala mukumanya chala Ku commenta you better pass through what others comment Kuti musambile on how to comment.

    5. If You hear about being genius,,if u have ever heard it here in Malawi,, and u don’t believe that genius people exist in Malawi,come North(Mzuzu) n Witness,,,ife ndi wo via ka hahaha ?

    6. If You hear about being genius,,if u have ever heard it here in Malawi,, and u don’t believe that genius people exist in Malawi,come North(Mzuzu) n Witness,,,ife ndi wo via ka hahaha ?

    7. If You hear about being genius,,if u have ever heard it here in Malawi,, and u don’t believe that genius people exist in Malawi,come North(Mzuzu) n Witness,,,ife ndi wo via ka hahaha ?

    8. Panyini pamanu nose mukut atumbuka woyeee zoona ungamat tnaberekana ngat aGalu mbolo komaso machende abambo ako osavinidwawo pachinyini pamako unatulukirapo ndpo mundibwezere maunits ndinaluza povota kuchinyiniiiiiiiiii

    9. uyu ndiye mu jomba sopano wa ku golomoti tikamapita kwa nankumba ku mangochi amatukwana chochi a yao nanga si mesa sukulu mulibe ndi mbuli zogwira ntchito mwa amwene osoka ma.panti kkkkkkkkkkk pa kholo pako pako mu yao iwe

    10. Jeremiah, this way of talking does not prove that you are educated but infact the other way round. Its a shame that you dont know that humility is the key towards winning peoples hearts, thats why you cant become presidents, you lack humility.

    11. Fukc you muslam iwe are you educated?? are a president ????? mijomba always talkng too much but they dont know tge end of the result you will never know coz u dont enythng and the problem you dont know a person your talkng with ather wise you better shutup your dirty mouth

    12. Waphalira nganya #jeremiah vati waka matongo lende waka nthee no Sukulu vukumanya waka kubaba nowovwiri kwa wana ,ntchewe izi mbuzi za wanthu kubabana nga nkhumba wakambwe imwe !imwe wanthu wakumwera tamukoleranapo Yayi matongo yinu mose

    13. Jeremiah, I didn’t say am educated, you said you don’t become President because the southerners breed like pigs! isn’t so? To which I responded that you lack humility. you can’t even spell the word anything? What a shame! You need anger management because you got so much anger over small things. Who are you to say I must shut up because I don’t a person am talking too? Wretched idiot!

    14. The way you wrote your reply to me has spoken volumes about you, the amount of errors in your comment towards me has clearly displayed a clear picture of some uncouth Northerners.

    15. let me tel you the fact maybe you just grow up u dont knw anything u pple en us wil nva b acombination nva en eva in eny way since chakufwa chihana z gone jst stay de way ur if u wnt on sayng it u wil gen wat u want

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