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Thunder Queens eye second slot

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Thunder Queens have set their eyes on the runners-up slot in the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League.

The league winds up on Saturday at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) with three fixtures lined up.

In the match of the day, Thunder will meet champions-in-waiting, Kukoma Diamonds.

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Currently, sitting on second position with 45 points, Thunder need a draw to seal the second place.

A loss for Thunder will see Tigresses occupying the slot on baskets’ difference.

Tigresses are on third position with 42 points, and if they defeat Alliance Capital Stars and Thunders lose, they will finish as runners-up.

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Thunder Coach, Christina Mkwanda- Nsinji, said they were confident ahead of their tie against Diamonds.

“We know it is possible. It took us several years to defeat Tigresses and we can do the same against Diamonds. Despite financial challenges, we know that we can do better. Every player is determined to prove that we are a transformed side,” she said.

Tigresses Coach, Peace Chawinga-Kalua, admitted that the team’s prospect of finishing on second place was not in their hands.

Tigresses will need the favour of Diamonds beating Thunder.

“Nevertheless, we will play our game and we won’t concentrate on our opponent’s game,” she said.

Diamonds’ Physical Fitness Trainer, Griffin Saenda Jnr, said they wanted to finish the season with an unbeaten record and collect 54 points.

“This means that we will treat the match against Thunder like any other match,” he said.

Before the two crucial games, Shizaella Queens will take on Prison Sisters.

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