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Kukoma Diamonds, Eagles share GOtv awards

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Blue Eagles Sisters and Kukoma Diamonds dominated 2015 GOtv Netball Champions League awards at a gala dinner held at Ufulu Gardens in Lilongwe on Saturday.

The two sides shared two awards apiece.

Diamonds clinched the league after beating Eagles 38-28 in an entertaining final at Don Bosco in Lilongwe.

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Eagles Sisters’ Takondwa Lwazi scooped two awards when she was named the best centre-court player and player of the tournament.

Diamonds’ duo Wezzie Mzembe and Alinafe Kamwala were voted the best defender and goal shooter respectively.

For winning the tournament, Diamonds pocketed K2.5million plus a trophy whereas Eagles received K1.5million.

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Complex Tigresses and Thunder Queens came third and fourth respectively. Civonets scooped fifth spot whereas Mimosa Queens, Mafco and Lameck Queens finished on position six, seven and eight in that order.

MultiChoice Malawi head of marketing, Chimwemwe Nyirenda described this year’s tournament as a success.

“We watched an entertaining and exciting tournament this year. As sponsors, we are impressed with the level of competition and we are committed to develop netball in the country,” he said.

In her remarks, Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) president, Rosy Chinunda also applauded MultiChoice for sponsoring the tournament for the third straight year.

During the final day, a traditional gule wamkulu dancer stole the show before the last match after entertaining spectators whilst carrying the wooden GOtv trophy.

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