The 2015 FMB 11-Aside Southern Region Hockey League’s curtain goes down on Saturday at Country Club Limbe with final round of matches for men’s and ladies’ divisions.
Genetrix A currently lead the men’s division with 22 points from nine matches followed by Scorpions’ 17 points.
Genetrix Ladies top the women’s league with 22 points from nine matches while Braves Ladies are two points behind, but they have played a game more.
Hockey Association of Malawi (Ham) media officer, Wanthaza Mughogho, said the competition has improved this season.
“In the past seasons, Genetrix fully dominated the men’s and ladies’ categories, but this season they lost some games and drew some at the start of the season. Teams like Scorpions and Nyala showed signs of improvement and we believe they can challenge for the title in the up-and-coming seasons,” he said.
“The league has also helped us to identify young talent that will be incorporated into the Under-21 national team that will play games in South Africa or Zimbabwe next year.”
However, Mughogho bemoaned the quality of the playing field at Country Club Limbe, which he said affected the overall quality of play.
“The field was bumpy, therefore, the players struggled to control the ball and display their skills. We are hopeful that our playing field at the National Hockey Stadium will be in good condition next season so that we should see an improvement in the quality of play,” he said.
FMB increased sponsorship of the league from K1 million to K2 million, and the bank also promised to sponsor the Lilongwe League.
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