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Joyce Mvula quits Manchester Thunder

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Malawi National Netball Team shooter Joyce Mvula has paid an emotional farewell to newly crowned United Kingdom Vitality Netball Superleague champions Manchester Thunder after ending a five-year glittering career with the club.

Mvula made the announcement through a video clip posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday night.

“Hie. This is Joyce Mvula. I just wanted to say thank you to the Manchester family, the technical panel, fans and all the players for the amusing years I have been sharing with them since.

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“It is time for me to say good bye. I will miss you more and I love you all. You will always be in my heart,” Mvula said.

In the just-ended season, Mvula won the Player-of-the- Match award on four occasions after helping Thunder win the league championship with an impressive perfect record after winning all the games.

Mvula was also part of the squad that won the title in 2019.

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She won a number of awards including being voted the supporters’ Player-of-the-Year.

The former Blue Eagles Sisters shooter declined to comment on her next destination.

However, sources claimed the Malawian had secured another deal overseas.

“Joyce is not expected back home. She is one of the most sought-after players following her brilliant performance for Thunder,” the source said.

Netball Association of Malawi Vice President Chimwemwe Bakali said they were following developments around Mvula’s next move with keen interest.

“Joyce has been one of the top performers for our national team in recent years and we wish her all the best wherever she goes,” Bakali said.

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