Kukoma Diamonds are this Saturday expected to be crowned champions of the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) where they will face Thunder Queens in a conclusive match.
Diamonds already sealed the top slot and they have 34 points from 17-straight wins while Thunder have 28 points from the same number of games.
Tigresses completed their fixtures on 28 points. But Thunder Queens have to win against Diamonds if they want dislodge Tigresses who have a better goal aggregate.
Fourth-placed Prison Sisters will take on Serenity Stars in their last game on the same day, while an encounter between Shizaella Queens and Chilomoni Sisters will precede the other conclusive matches.
Diamonds captain Caroline and his Thunder counterpart Joana Kachilika on Tuesday said although their encounter will have no impact on first position, they will not let complacency hinder their ambitions of a good ending to the 2018 season.
“We are determined to maintain our unbeaten record in the league and we will leave no stone unturned to have a 100 percent winning record. We want to show the nation that we rule Blantyre City and come Saturday people should expect good netball from us,” said Ngwira.
On her part, Kachilika said they are eager to win this match because they want to finish on second position.
“We know the importance of winning this game because any vitory will see us on second positon. We know it will be a tough game but mind you also that there is pride at stake,” said Kachilika.
While Diamonds will be relying on players such as Jessie Mazengera-Sanudi, Alinafe Kamwala and Carol Mtukule-Ngwira to secure them a victory, Thunder will be banking on the services of the likes of Thandie Galeta Saenda, Martha Dambo and Joana Kachilika.
According to SRNL general secretary Annie Hanjahanja-Billie, netball lovers should converge at the BYC in their large numbers to witness an exciting conclusion of the season.
Hanjahanja said all is set for the big day and urged all netball lovers to come in their large numbers and witness two giants tussling each other.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :