Bongiwe is a South African netball player. She plays in the positions of Centre and Wing Attack.
Msomi has a National Diploma in Sport Management through the Durban University of Technology. Msomi is the founder of Bongi Msomi Netball Project. A non-profit company which focuses on raising the profile of netball through skills development, the transfer of knowledge and experiences gained, as well as the holistic development of the coach/player/child and athlete.
Msomi was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, growing up in Hammarsdale. Msomi is the fifth of eight children. Her mother was a machinist, making clothing in a factory. Her father passed away at the beginning of her career. Msomi’s younger sister plays netball provincially. Msomi had no role models in net for KwaZulu-Natal’s Kingdom Stars in South Africa, captaining the team in the Brutal Fruit Premier League.
In 2010, Msomi was invited to the SPAR Proteas training camp but missed the cut for the squad. The following year she was again part of the SPAR Proteas training camp and made the team for the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore. Msomi made her debut for the Proteas in 2011 and became deputy to Maryka Holtzhausen in 2013.
On 18 August 2016 Msomi was announced as captain of the SPAR Proteas for their tour of New Zealand and Australia for the Quad Series. She succeeded Holtzhausen who suffered a knee injury in the SPAR national championships in Durban the previous week. Msomi has remained the captain of the SPAR Proteas squad for the 2017 and 2018 Quad Series.
Msomi led her team to their first ever Quad Series victory against the England Roses at Invercargill, New Zealand beating them 54-51 in 2017