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Complex Tigresses in soul searching

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Deposed GOtv Netball Champions League holders, Complex Tigresses, have promised to bounce back strongly following their recent not-so-impressive performance.

Tigresses surrendered the GOtv title after they lost to rivals and eventual winners, Kukoma Diamonds in the semifinal 34-33 at Don Bosco in Lilongwe last week. The former champions finished on third position when they sweated to overcome Thunder Queens 40-33.

Last season Tigresses only lost once in all competitions after playing 67 games. They also drew once.

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This season Tigresses have played about 40 games but they have already lost four times including back-to-back defeats against Blue Eagles Sisters in GOtv. They also lost twice to Diamonds in both GOtv and Rainbow Paints League.

Tigresses’ assistant coach, Charles Mhango, said it was not a cause for concern.

“Sometimes you need a bit of luck to win. I remember during the Airtel Money national finals we capitalised on a fault to win the match. This time an umpire blew the final whistle when we were about to score an equalising basket,” he said.

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Nevertheless, Mhango said Tigresses would address their shortfalls to bounce back strongly.

“There is still room for improvement and we will work hard to address such mistakes. We are a big team and we will always challenge for titles. Losing is part of the game. We have realised that our opponents have been busy plotting our downfall,” he said.

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