Tigresses vow to bounce back


By Mphatso Malidadi:

First Choice Tigresses have vowed to catch up with leaders Kukoma Diamonds during the second round of the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League.

Diamonds ended Tigresses’ perfect record in the regional league with a 40-33 victory at Blantyre Youth Centre on Saturday.


Tigresses Coach, Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa, said they were capable of catching up with the leaders.

“Diamonds are leading with just two points. We will come back and beat them in the second round,” Chawinga-Kaluwa said.

She said they had noted areas that require attention to enable the side to challenge for the title.


“Our middle court had problems against Diamonds. Other positions such as wing attack and wing defence only need cleaning up. We will also further strengthen our combinations.

“We deployed several combinations in the goal circle against Diamonds and our opponents found it hard to mark. We are only lacking good supply of balls into the circle,” Chawinga-Kaluwa said.

Diamonds Assistant Coach, Noel Mussa, said the players fought hard to win the game and please their sponsor Capital Oil Refining Industries’ Executive Director Ameen Karim, who was in attendance.

“The players worked hard knowing that they need points from every game if they are to successfully defend the league title. The presence of our sponsor also gave the players extra motivation,” Mussa said.

In other games, Tropical Queens defeated Chilomoni Sisters 70-23 and Serenity Stars 78-20 while Shizaella Queens beat Chileka Sisters 42-35.

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