Diamonds hope to dislodge Tigresses in Rainbow Paints

Tigresses are on the driving seat of the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League with one eye open, as Kukoma Diamonds are slowly catching up to depose them on the summit table.

Captain Joana Kachilika: We will fight on
Captain Joana Kachilika: We will fight on

The Kanjedza ladies have 30 points from 11 games, while Diamonds have also 30 points but with a game in hand.

The two giants are separated on baskets, with Tigresses having an upper hand having netted 261 baskets, while Diamonds have managed to score 203 baskets.

However, Kukoma Diamonds have a chance to dislodge Tigresses on the summit table on Thursday as they have what looks like an easy fixture against Gerald Tasaukadala from 2:00pm.

Another giant which is in top form and chasing for the title is Thunder Queens. Thunder are occupying the third slot with 24 points from 10 games.

Thunder Queens captain Joana Kachilika said they will fight on until the last drop of their blood.

“We are not giving up in this fight. Our aim is to win the title and with the current form we can do it. The advantage with our squad is that we play as a team and no stars amongst us,” said the no nonsense goal defender.

Coming fourth on the log table is Alliance Capital Stars. The Mary Waya’s ladies have accumulated 24 points from 12 games.

Another improved side from Zomba, Prison Sisters is on position five with 21 points from 12 games followed by Chilomoni Sisters on sixth slot with 15 points from 11 games.

Shizaella Queens, who play a physical game are on number seven with 15 points from 11 games, as Gerald Tasaukadala is parting on their back with 6 points from 11 games.

Young Professionals are on position 9 having collected 3 points from 13 games, while Mulanje district based out-fit Chitakale are on the tail of the log table with 3 points from 10 games.

Southern Region Netball League General Secretary Annie Hanjahanja has so far described the competition competitive and stressed there is no a small side in the Rainbow Paints.

“We have seen what used to be called smaller teams giving big guns tough time. As organizers we are impressed to see teams like Alliance and Prison improving to better sides,” said Hanjahanja.

She however, lamented that this week there are games in the Rainbow Paints because BYC will host Presidential Finals in Urban from Saturday to Sunday.

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