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Complex Tigresses vow to bounce back

Presidential Netball trophy defending champions Complex Tigresses have vowed to retain the trophy having analysed factors that contributed to their recent fall.

Tigresses were tipped to defend the GOtv Netball Champions League but they twice lost to Blue Eagles Sisters in the group stages and they also went down to eventual champions Kukoma Diamonds in the semifinal.

It came as a surprise for Tigresses to lose three matches in a single season having only lost once in the previous season.

The Presidential national finals are expected to throw-off on Thursday at Blantyre Youth Centre with 12 teams competing.

Tigresses coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa said the team had reviewed factors that led to their downfall.

“Of course it hasn’t been that bad. We managed to defend the Airtel national netball trophy and we also reclaimed the league in the South. However, we gave away the GOtv trophy,” she said.

The coach said Tigresses had thoroughly done its homework and the results would be seen during the finals.

“We are almost through with our preparations. We are not worried with our recent failure in GOtv Netball Champions League. It is only the past and we have used it to design our game plan to conquer the Presidential trophy again,” she said.

The Presidential trophy will attract 12 teams including Tigresses, Diamonds, Thunder Queens, Blue Eagles Sisters, Civonets, Mafco, Mimosa Queens, Lameck Queens, Alliance Capital Stars and Prison Sisters.

The champions will pocket K4 million with the runners-up pocketing K2.5 million.

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