Mpico Gateway Top 8 netball tournament throw off

Mpico Gateway Top 8 Netball tournament throw off Friday at Gateway mall netball tournament at 10 am one hour behind scheduled time.

Part of action for Green Sisters and Civo Nets

Mafco and Boma Stars in action

The tournament was supposed to throw off at 9 am but this did happen because participating teams arrived late at the venue and we were supposed to be briefed on the format of the tournament.

The organisers of the tournament changed the format of the pool games where teams are playing four quarters of 10 minutes each as opposed to the required standards of 15 minutes for four sets.

The games started at 10 am with an opening match involving Blue Eagles and Mafco soldiers.

Blue Eagles beat Mafco by 29 baskets to 24 in pool A.

The second game saw Lioness hammering Dowa Police by 48 baskets to 20 in pool B show down.

Second game for pool A had Boma Stars and Kasungu Municipality where Boma emerged victors with 41 baskets to 11.

Pool B tussle of Green sisters and Civo Nets ending in favour of Civo where they claimed 35 baskets to 22.

The teams are being subjected to afternoon heat which is being observed at the Gateway mall court..

Mafco and Boma stars are battling for points in their pool A encounter at 14:17 hrs.

The next fixture involves Dowa Police and Civo Nets at 15hrs.

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