Shizaella vows to defend Blantyre Urban Presidential Netball Trophy

Fireworks are expected to explode from Saturday to Sunday at Blantyre Youth Centre, when  eight teams in Blantyre Urban  will battle it out in the  Presidential Netball Trophy with the champion expected to go away with K100,000.

It was tough luck for Shizaela....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
It was tough luck for Shizaela….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

According to Southern Region Netball League General Secretary Annie Hanjahanja, people should expect to watch action packed games from 8:00 in the morning up to 3:00pm.

For instance, in the first game Chirimba Stars will take on Izoizo Juniors, before Cup holders Shizaella Queens rock horns against White Eagles.

In another exciting fixture, BEJ Sisters will tussle against MASM, before Izoizo Senior against Chilomoni Sisters.

Hanjahanja however, urged netball lovers in Blantyre to converge BYC in their large numbers to see cream of Malawi netball.

“We urge fans to come in their large numbers because we will have competitive matches. We even encourage coaches from big teams to come to spot talent because this is where it is found,” said Hanjahanja.

The Champion will go home with K100, 000 for winning the championship with the runners-up expected to pocket K70, 000. The third place team will receive K50, 000 while the fourth team will carter home K30, 000.

The Champion and runners up will also  qualify for the regional finals of the Presidential trophy.

Shizaella  Team Manager Peter Mchiwa  told Nyasa Times on Thursday that they are geared to defend the title and urged their fans to come and drum up support to their side.

“We are very prepared as usual and so eager to defend the title and proceed to the regional finals,” he said.

Quizzed on which players to watch, his response, “ Shizaella Queens believe in team work, no specific player to watch. We hope that the trust the players have on one another will make Shizaella a beauty to watch come weekend.”

Last year, Shizaella defeated Chilomoni Sisters 25-23 baskets to claim the Blantyre Urban  Presidential Netball Cup.

Blantyre Urban Presidential Netball Trophy Fixtures

Chirimba Starts vs Izoizo Juniors @ 8:00am.

White Eagles vs Shizaella [email protected] 8:45am.

BEJ Sisters vs [email protected] 9:30am.

Izoizo Senior vs Chilomoni [email protected]:15am.

Winner 1 vs Winner 4 @ 10:30am

Winner 2 vs Winner [email protected] 11:15am.

Losers for third place @ 1:30pm.

Winners for Finals @ 3:00pm.

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5 years ago

100k Really?

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