Escom Sisters have warned their arch-rivals MTL Queens to brace themselves for a bloody encounter on Saturday, as the two commercial city netball giants will battle it out in the OG Issa Southern Netball League at the Blantyre Youth Center.
Each team knows that a loss would reduce its chances of clinching the title as they are chasing each other closely on the log table.
Escom United coach Griffin ‘Zagalo’ Saenda told Nyasa Timesduring Wednesday’s morning training session that MTL will have an uphill task in their quest to revenge the downfall they suffered to the electrician’s side last season in various leagues.
“They will be brought down to their knees during this show down. I have a complete squad and no excuse if we will fail to defeat them,”said Saenda, who urged Escom Sisters fans to throng BYC in large numbers to give his side vocal support.
However, he was quick to point it out that they are expecting a tough MTL Side after they managed to incorporate youngsters in their squad.
“This is a total different MTL Queens. They have youngsters in their team and it promises to be one of the competitive matches, “said Saenda.
Players to watch
Saenda is likely to bank all his hopes on Australian based evergreen shooter Mwayi ‘Professor’ Kumwenda to torment MTL Queens defence.
The Malawi Queens versatile netballer is blessed with height and good positioning.
Other players to watch for the electricians are no nonsense Caroline ‘Ayuda’ Ngwira, Towera ‘Pincord’ Vinkhumbo, Bridget ‘Engineroon’ Kumwenda, Sarudzai ‘Terminator’ Gondwe, Jessica ‘Agogo’ Mazengera,Enelesi ‘Destroyer’ Mdezo and Funny Mwale.
However, having lost more than three times, MTL Queens will come flat out to revenge their previous defeats.
MTL Queens coach Edith Kaliati said time has come for them to defeat the current championsafter playing second fiddle to them for so long.
Kaliati is expected to feature the likes of young and upcoming centre Rianna Mtenje, Joanna Kachilika and vast experience Sylvia-Mtetemera Malenga.
Meanwhile, Escom Sisters are still on top of the log table with 39 points from 13 games having scored 1354 baskets while Bingu Tigresses are chasing them closely on second position with 36 points from 13 games and 1423 baskets.
MTL Queens are on third place with 30 points from 12 games having netted 1163 baskets.
OG Issa Southern Netball League Fixtures for Saturday November, 5 2011
-Woget vs Chitakale @ BYC 12:00
-Young Gals vs Bingu Tigresses @ BYC 1:30
-Escom Sisters vs MTL Queens @ BYC 3:00Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :