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Gerald Tasaukadala eyes regional presidential glory

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Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League side, Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters, believe they can conquer the region’s Presidential trophy.

Tasaukadala have dominated the Blantyre Rural Presidential netball cup for three successive seasons. They retained the championship on Sunday when they defeated Snippers 40-16 at Blantyre Youth Centre.

The team’s skipper, Grace Chintanda, said it was time they made significant achievements at the regional finals.

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“We have dominated Blantyre rural tournaments for some time and it is time we achieved new things. Currently, we intend to impress at the regional finals where we want to finish among the best two teams,” she said.

Chintanda said the team was undergoing special training at BYC to familiarise themselves with the cemented court.

“We usually play on a clay court and this was affecting our performance, whenever we played at BYC court. Since we moved to BYC, things have improved because we are now used to cemented court,” she said.

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SRNL general secretary, Annie Hanjahanja, said the finals were thrilling and competitive.

“We often urge officials from the big clubs to watch such competitions to identify promising players whom they can nurture. The games were exciting and the standard of play was equally good,” she said.

In a third-placed match, Young Professionals humbled Ngumbe CDSS 16-9.

The champions pocketed K100,000 with the runners-up pocketing K70,000. Young Professionals received K50,000 after finishing third while Ngumbe got K30,000.

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