It is with a great deal of sadness to announce today that Zanele Vimbela will not take to court in the 2021 season after suffering a knee injury at the recent TNL Tournament in South Africa.
It is an extremely devastating time for Zanele, who has ruptured her ACL ligament which will require surgery. Zanele played in integral role in the Strathclyde Sirens defensive unit putting out displays that thrilled crowds and awarded her ‘Player of the Match’ even in the short time that we had of the 19-20 Vitality Netball Superleague Season.
Strathclyde Sirens Technical Director, Karen Atkinson, said: “As a club, we are truly devastated that Zan has sustained an injury of this nature. Zan has been a fantastic addition to our team both on and off the court and we were looking forward to her building on her standout performances at the beginning of the 2020 VNSL season. We will be doing everything that we can to support Zan during this difficult time”
Zanele Vimbela said “Although it was great to get out on court and play in South Africa’s TNL, sadly it’s been short lived through sustaining a knee injury. I was really looking forward to getting back to the UK and getting back out on court with my Sirens teammates and it’s unfortunate that I won’t be able to take part in the Vitality Netball Superleague. It will be a challenging journey to recovery, but it will be worth it to get back out on court, in a better and stronger form.”
Zanele’s replacement in the 20-21 Season Strathclyde Sirens squad will be determined in the coming weeks.