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Tigresses, Kukoma Diamonds battle for pride

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By Mphatso Malidadi:

Revived Tigresses are determined to continue with their outstanding form when they face rivals Kukoma Diamonds in a Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League tie set for Blantyre Youth Centre on Sunday.

Tigresses, having been out of the top four on the log table for a good part of the current season, moved to second position following their recent victory over Thunder Queens.

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Tiga Coach, Peace Chawinga Kaluwa, said they would approach the game cautiously as losing was not an option.

“We are taking this game seriously. We also want to use it to assess our players ahead of other competitions such as the Presidential Cup,” Chawinga-Kaluwa said.

After a long battle surrounding the eligibility of all-rounder Lauren Ngwira, Tigresses finally welcomed the Malawi national netball team player with the win over Thunder.

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“Except for two or three players, we have most of the players that we need for this game,” Chawinga-Kaluwa said.

Diamonds assistant Coach, Noel Mussa, said his team is aiming at maintaining its unbeaten run.

“Every game is crucial for us. We have told ourselves that there is no team we can underrate. We will tread carefully to keep our winning run intact,” Mussa said.

Diamonds top the table with 32 points from 16 games whereas Tigresses are second with 28 points from 17 games.

Thunder are third with 28 points as well but they have an inferior baskets difference.

Gerald Tasaukadala anchor the table with two points from 18 games.

In another match set for Sunday, Machinjiri Sisters would meet Shizaella Queens.

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