Shine bright like Diamonds the GoTV Malawi netball champs

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.

 Diamonds: Formely Escom Sisters.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Diamonds: Formely Escom Sisters.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

“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.

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