Two of the top netballers of Malawi will boost manchester Thunder’s squad to the defence of the Vitality Netball Superleague name.
Instrumental shooter Joyce Mvula, the 2019 fans’ player of the year across Superleague, will go back to get a year to the Black and Yellows.
She will be joined by her fellow Malawian, defender Lauren Ngwira, who joins the Superleague champions from London Pulse.
Joyce and Lauren were a part of their Malawi Queens squad for the Netball World Cup at Liverpool the summer and were influential at opposite ends of the court at securing a finish.
Thunder’s Director of Netball Karen Greig stated: »I am rather excited to get Joyce back for 2020 and also for her to be united at the opposite end of court by Lauren.
« Joyce has grown a lot in her time in Thunder and procuring her shooting skills for the new season is a massive boost as we seem to defend our name, particularly as I know her performances are noticed across the netballing globe.
« With our legendary guardian Kerry Almond retiring, I had a big gap to fill defence and Lauren had been the exceptional candidate. She even makes her presence felt court and will be critical to our performances next year.
« I am excited to see Joyce straight back with us and Lauren join the squad, and look forward to having them on court soon. »
Mvula stated: »Thunder will be my loved ones and I am thrilled to return for another season. Winning the Superleague was an amazing experience to be part of and an achievement. I can’t wait to join up with the squad again soon and prepare yourself for 2020. »
Ngwira said: »I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to combine the champions! I am very excited to be part of the Thunder family, look forward to playing alongside Joyce and assisting shield the Superleague title »
Sky Sports is your house of netball and it yields to your displays if they see South Africa in November, while the Roses return to actions under trainer Jess Thirlby starting with theFast5 British philosopher on Saturday October 12.

Read more here: