27 September 2016 Last updated at: 6:34 AM

Mwawi Kumwenda ‘excited’ to join Australian giants Vixens

Malawian international netballer Mwawi Kumwenda has expressed excitement over her move to Australia’s National Netball League giants Melbourne Vixens.

The Malawian shooter was announced as a Melbourne Vixens player last week, completing her move from New Zealand’s Mainland Tactix whom she joined in 2014 and where she was named club MVP in 2016.

Writing on Facebook, the former Tigresses player thanked God for the move and expressed delight to join the Australian side.

Mwawi Kumwenda

Mwawi Kumwenda joins Vixens.

“In this month it’s all about joy and excitement as God has done it again, it’s been 3 years of lifetime to remember in New Zealand but with time I have to move on and face new challenge in Australia.

“Most of all I thank my family for this achievement and all my fans for the support and encouragement for me to work hard. I am so excited joining Vixens,” Kumwenda wrote.

Coach for Vixens Simone Mckinnis said the addition of Mwawi Kumwenda who honed her skills with the Peninsula waves in the Victorian fury in 2013 in the Australia netball league will be one to watch.

“I watched MJ (Mwawi) when she was playing in the Victorian state league and I’ve always admired the way she plays – she is dynamic, athletic and unpredictable and I am excited to bring that to our attack,” said Mckinnis.

The 26 year-old netballer who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the 2015 Netball World Cup will join her teammates in November this year.

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