UK-based Malawian netballer Joyce Mvula joined the Queens on Sunday in Wales as the team gears up for test match series against the hosts, Scotland and Trinidad and Tobago.
In an interview on Monday, Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) general secretary Carol Bapu said the Manchester Thunder shooter, who did not return for off season, has recovered from an injury.
“She has joined the team on Sunday and she is fit,” she said.
Bapu also said the Queens will begin the test series with Wales on July 6.
Mvula, is expected to inspire the Queens with Australia-based Mwawi Kumwenda missing the competition because of injury.
She was injured in May during her club’s last match against Wasps in the Vitality Netball Superleague and she was given six weeks to recover.
The former Blue Eagles player was quoted by The Nation as saying she would be fit for the Netball World Cup.
“I have been advised to remain in England and recuperate. The fear is that I would aggravate my injury if I get home now, as I need state-of-the art medical equipment to make a quick and proper recovery,” she said.
Mvula limped off the court in the final quarter of the match and there was concern in the netball fraternity that her injury could be a big blow to the Queens campaign.
Malawi are in group B with New Zealand, Barbados and Singapore. n