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Blue Eagles win women’s volleyball title

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Blue Eagles continued with their impressive form when they lifted the first-ever all-women national volleyball championship at College of Medicine in Blantyre on Sunday.

Eagles humbled Kamuzu Barracks 3-0 during the two-day tournament which was full of thrills.

For emerging winners, Eagles received K200,000.

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The team’s vice captain, Emily Hara, said teamwork was the key.

“It was a difficult tournament but we worked hard as a team. We have a reputation to protect and we did just that,” she said.

Kamuzu Barracks captain, Jane Nyirenda, said her team put up a spirited performance and were unfortunate to lose.

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“We have just been assembled. We are equally a good side and we have drawn some positives from the match. We will continue working hard to remain strong at the top,” she said.

Southern Region Volleyball League Chairperson, Pacharo Ngwira, said the tournament was fruitful.

“We supported the women to stage the first-ever all ladies national tournament. Well-wishers contributed K1 million towards the event. We hope this is just the beginning and that next year they will organise another tournament,” he said.

The event attracted nine teams after Moyale withdrew.

In a third-place battle, Katoto Trickers Queens defeated Snipers 3-1.

Runners-up Kamuzu Barracks got K150,000 with Katoto cashing K100,000.

Snipers pocketed K60,000 for coming fourth.

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