Joyce Mvula sells Malawi netball


Netball clubs in England are reportedly enquiring about more Malawian players after watching former Blue Eagles Sisters’ shooter Joyce Mvula playing for her new team, Manchester Thunder.

Mary Waya , who engineered Mvula’s move to the English club, said Thunder Managing Director, Debbie Hallas, told her that other teams were interested in netballers from Malawi.

“It seems people are very excited about Joyce. Thunder officials are calling me to express their satisfaction with her performance. And they say agents from other teams are pestering them on how they managed to get Joyce,” Waya said.


She, however, said the officials did not disclose names of the teams, who are eyeing Malawian players.

“I am told that officials from several clubs in England are downloading Malawi Queens’ games to choose players from the team. So we should expect more players to go to England due to Joyce Mvula’s impressive performance,” she said.

According to Waya, Mvula has featured in two pre-season games over the weekend where she managed a 90 percent scoring rate.


Thunder continue with their Vitality Netball Superleague pre-season games on Saturday with a match against Team Northumbria.

Waya said the country stands to benefit immensely if more netballers joined big clubs in England and other big leagues.

Mvula is the country’s second netball export after former Kukoma Diamonds shooter, Mwawi Kumwenda, who is plying her trade in Australia.

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