Netball clubs cry for help
Southern Region netball giants Tigresses, Thunder Queens and Serenity Stars have sounded an alarm as they risk missing the Presidential Netball Cup set for Mzuzu next week.
The three self-sponsored sides have budgeted K1.2 million each for the trip.
Each team risks a fine of K200,000 fine and an unspecified ban if they do not show up for the four-day competition.
The teams have been caught off-balance due to the extended netball calendar.
Tigresses Coach, Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa, said they were keeping their fingers crossed on the availability of money for the trip.
“As members of the technical panel, we are courting some people and organisations to assist us. We are only hopeful that some will come to help us,” she said.
Serenity Stars Chairperson, Dalitso Chinyama, said there were fears that they might not travel to Mzuzu.
“We have come to a point of [deciding] whether the team should travel with eight or 10 players and one official. Otherwise, the consequences are dire if we fail to travel,” she said.
Similarly, Thunder Queens Coach, Christina Mkwanda- Nsinji, appealed for financial support.
“Running a team without sponsorship is not easy. We are hoping for a miracle. The situation is not good as it will compromise our performance because we are busy looking for money instead of training and strategising,” she said.
Kukoma Diamonds are the Presidential trophy defending champions.
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