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Revived Thunder Queens have vowed to reclaim their lost glory and win silverware this season.

Thunder Coach, Christina Mkwanda- Nsinji, made the remarks after their narrow 53-49 loss to Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League leaders, Kukoma Diamonds, at Blantyre Youth Centre on Sunday.

In the first quarter, both sides were tied 13-up before Diamonds led 29-24 at half-time then 42-34 in the third quarter.

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Despite missing key players, including shooter Chikumbutso Kaminjolo, Thunder stretched Diamonds particularly in the first and last quarters.

Thunders coach believes the team is coming of age.

“I reshuffled my squad. I am neither worried nor affected by the result because our performance was good,” she said.

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During the game, experienced goal-keeper and goal-defender, Joanna Kachilika for Thunder was shifted to goal-shooter whereas centre Thandie Galeta was moved to goal-defence to partner Martha Dambo.

Thoko Evance was given a rare start at wing-attack whereas Twana Naseta was featured in wing-defence.

“I give the players specific instruction and they did not struggle because they followed what I told them. I am confident in my squad that we can end our cup drought,” the coach said.

In other games played on Saturday, Young Professionals drew 28-all with Polytechnic whereas

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