Malawi shooter signs for Manchester team: Mvula says ‘dream come true’

It’s a dream come true , thats the statement Malawi Queens and Blue Eagles Sisters’ star shooter Joyce Mvula  made after sigining a seven-month dea for English Vitality Super League side Manchester Thunder.

Joyce Mvula:  Coming from Malawi to joing Manhcester Thunders is a great achievement for me -Photo Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Joyce Mvula: Coming from Malawi to joing Manhcester Thunders is a great achievement for me -Photo Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The 22-year-old towering shooter becomes the second netball export overseas after Mwawi Kumwenda .

“It has always been my dream to play professional netball but honestly I didn’t expect it. It is a dream come true,” she said as quoted in the local press.

According to Mvula, the Manchester Thunder  followed her  during the 2015 Netball World Cup (NWC) “and they were impressed” with her performance.

The Manchester Thunder has showered praise to the Malawian talent as a “dynamic shooter who is quick and adaptable”, according to the team’s website.

“Mvula is sure to fit in well into a Black and Yellows squad which is a mix of youth and experience,” read part of the report on the website.

According to Manchester Thunder’s website, Mvula said: “I am really happy to be playing in the Super League as it is one of the best in the world.

“Coming from Malawi, for me, it is a great achievement. I am looking forward to joining up with the team.”

Mvula  replaces Jamaican Marvadene Anderson who has been withdrawn due to Visa issues and  Thunder’s  coach Karen Greig said  she is” excited” to have  the Malawian on board and is “really looking forward to welcoming her into the Thunder family.”

The Malawian shooter  expected to leave for England in January when her visa is processed.

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