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Peace, Waya renew Rainbow league rivalry

MALAWI netball Queens coach Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa and her assistant, Mary Waya renew their domestic rivalry when leading their teams in Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League encounter at Blantyre Youth Centre tomorrow.

The second round match comes after the pair returned from international assignment and they will now face-off as the race for the Rainbow Paints championship take a decisive turn when allconquering Complex Tigresses date Thunder Queens.

A win for Tigresses would enhance their chances of reclaiming the title from rivals, Diamonds. A win for Thunder would revive their slim hope of winning the first league title since 2008.

Tigresses and Thunder have 30 points each, but the Chawinga’s troops are topping the table courtesy of superior basket difference. Thunder have played 11 games one more ahead of Diamonds.

Obviously, Waya’s charges are seething with rage as they bid to revenge having lost the first round match 36-60. SRNL general secretary, Annie Hanjahanja, said the match had come at the right time when the netball fraternity was still excited with Malawi Queens’ exploits at the Netball World Cup in Australia.

“Both coaches will surely employ new tactics to outwit each other. The game will surely rekindle memories of the World Cup,” she said.

Meanwhile, defending champions, Kukoma Diamonds face Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters whereas Prison Sisters have been given two games.

They will first take on Chilomoni Sisters before meeting Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters. Chilomoni Sisters also date Air Wing Sisters at Cobbe Barracks.

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