Formely called Escom Sisters, Diamonds netball team, on Saturday were crowned first team to win the GOtv Netball Championship at Don Bosco School in Lilongwe before a record crowd.
The Diamonds walloped their rivals Bingu Tigresses 35-32 in the final game to win the K8 million tournament sponsored by Multichoice Malawi.
The Blantyre-based side finished the two months’ league on 26 points – five ahead of their rivals Tigresses who amassed 21 points and Blue Eagles Sisters on 16 points.
Civo finished bottom of the league with five points whereas MTL Queens are second from the bottom on 10 points.
“I’m proud for the Diamonds,” said the chamipons coach Griffin Saenda .
Multichoice Malawi sales manager for the Centre and North MacRhonnex Kaulembe expressed satisfaction with the turnout and the level of competition in the tournament, saying their objective to promote netball is being fulfilled
Principal secretary II in the Ministry of Sports Justin Saidi said government is “ thankful to sponsors “ for the tournament .
“We now have a league equivalent to the Super League in football. This will help coaches spot talent,” added Saidi.