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Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda mum on She-Flames future

Multi-talented athlete, Towera Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda, has opted to stay quiet on her future with the Malawi women’s national football team.

Vinkhumbo-Nyirenda last week sealed a dream netball move when she joined a Vitality Netball Superleague side, Severn Stars, in the United Kingdom.

The development puts her involvement with the national football side in doubt as she has been signed for netballing reasons rather than football.

When asked for comment, the former Kukoma Diamonds goalkeeper-cum-defender opted to comment about the warm reception she got.

“I was accorded a warm welcome,” she said.

National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) Chairperson, Suzgo Ngwira, said they were yet to check if the player would be available for the She-Flames.

“Personally, I know that she left the country for the UK. Otherwise, I haven’t yet checked with her if she would be available. We are waiting for the appointment of the new coach who will guide us if the player will be in the coach’s plan. Only then can we make the right move,” she said.

The dreadlocked player was one of the most outstanding players for She-Flames during the Cosafa Women’s Championship and 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers.

She-Flames have been drawn against eSwatini in 2020 Africa Cup of Nations women’s qualifiers.

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