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Zanele Vimbela of South Africa and Strathclyde Sirens.

March 6th 2020 - In the Vitality Netball Superleague game between the University of Strathclyde Sirens and the Surrey Storm at the Emirates arena, Glasgow. (credit image: Richard Lundy)

Strathclyde Sirens have confirmed that South African star Zanele Vimbela has signed for a second year at the Scottish club.

The goal keeper made a sizeable impression on her Sirens debut at Season Opener in February 2020 thanks to her strong performance against London Pulse.

Vimbela won Player of the Match in that close-fought outing despite being on the losing side on that occasion.

Now, the 31-year-old will be back representing the Vitality Netball Superleague’s only Scottish side for the upcoming 2021 campaign.

At international level, her reputation has gone from strength-to-strength. Last year saw her compete at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup where she helped South Africa achieve their highest-ever ranking of fourth place in Liverpool.

The defender made her full international debut in Glasgow at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and went onto play in the same competition on the Gold Coast four years later. In the same year, she also won the Diamond Challenge.

Zanele Vimbela said: “I’ve been training loads behind the scenes and I’m so ready to get back out on court with the girls and build on the our performances following from a very short 2020 season.

“There are lots of good things still to come from this team and I’m thrilled to be representing Sirens for another season.”

This is Sirens’ tenth signing of the 2021 signing window. The announcement follows the news that captain Gia Abernethy, Claire Maxwell, Niamh McCall, Taylor Cullen, Emily Nicholl, Lynsey Gallagher, Nicola McCleery, Bethan Goodwin, and Emma Barrie would all be returning.

As with all their signings, the news broke first to those with the brand new Strathclyde Sirens App. Watch the full reveal video and get news on signings before anyone else by downloading here.

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