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Joyce Mvula, Towera Vinkhumbo impress in VNS

WON FIFTH AWARD—Mvula

ALL SMILES—Vinkhumbo (right)

Malawi National Netball Team duo of Joyce Mvula and Towera Vinkhumbo continued with their impressive form in the Vitality Netball Superleague in the United Kingdom after inspiring their respective teams to crucial wins.

Mvula bagged her fifth player of the match award as Thunder’s quest to retain the title they won in 2019 remains on track, after they showed composure when they needed to against Severn Stars.

“The 55-43 victory was born off the back of a purposeful second quarter and resilience in the face of a strong second-half response from Stars. After an arm-wrestle of a first 12 minutes, in which both teams struggled to find quick routes into their respective shooters, Thunder flicked the switch.

“They upped their intensity in defence, shutting down all of Stars’ options, and used their trademark accuracy in attack to turn a four-goal cushion into an 11-goal lead at the midway point,” reported Skysports.com.

Mvula, a former Blue Eagles shooter, was an epitome of modesty hailing her teammates for their contribution towards the success.

“The most important thing is that we won,” she said.

Her compatriot Vinkhumbo was also on the winning side as Strathclyde Sirens once again highlighted their play-off credentials with an impressive victory over Saracens Mavericks at the Copper Box Arena.

“The Scottish franchise, who now sit fifth in the table, showed exceptional composure and maturity to secure their 41-35 victory,” Skysports.com reported.

Netball Association of Malawi Technical Director Samuel Kanyenda paid tribute to the duo saying, for the Queens to do better, they need players to be performing at their best.

“It is good that they are playing regularly because it helps to improve one’s performance,” he said.

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