South dominates in Presidential Netball Cup, Eagles in last 4

Southern Region continues to dominate in netball, as out of four teams which progresses through into the semi-finals of 2012-2012 Presidential Netball Cup, only one from the central region managed to book their slot alongside three out-fits from the South.

Blue Eagles Sisters from the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe is the only teams joining the likes of MTL Queens, Escom Sisters and Bingu Tigresses from the commercial city of Malawi, Blantyre.

Another capital city giant, Civonets were shown an exit-door in the quarter finals after losing 44-22 baskets to cup holders, Escom Sisters.

The Civil Servant assistant coach, White Mulili admitted after their ouster that Central region teams are streets away to reach at the level of their counterparts in the Southern region.

Tina Kamzati for Civonets in real business. --Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Mulili also conceded their defeat but hailed his ladies for outstanding in the entire four quarters.

“First of all we are still building a new side, by next season we will have a better squad.  We are still far away to reach the levels of our friends from the Southern region,” said Mulili.

In the quarter final games, Bingu Tigresses won 34-20 to Civonets before pruning Paladine 85-18 baskets while Escom Sisters walloped Mzuzu based side Mimosa by 40-4 before their second victory to Civonets 44-22.

Blue Eagles Sisters won 31-16 to Mzuzu Queens before gunning down Mafco Sisters 67-24 baskets, as Civonets managed to secure their victory through a 27-14 victory to Woget.

The journey to grab K4 million continues on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the netball cathedral Blantyre Youth Centre, as MTL Queens takes on Bingu Tigresses while Escom Sisters will tussle with Blue Eagles Sisters.

The general secretary in the Presidential Netball Cup, Titus Wankhama described the quarter finals as more competitive, as teams performed to spectator’s expectation.

Wankhama also said that the cup has unearthed hidden talent from smaller teams like Mafco Sisters and Mimosa.

July, 29, 2012 Presidental Netball Cup Semi-finals
7:30: Escom Sisters vs Blue Eagles Sisters @ BYC
-MTL Queens vs Bingu Tigresses @ BYC
1:30: Parading the cup from the Polytechnic to Blantyre Youth Centre
with the Police Band.

Smile strickly for winners........Bingu Tigresses Laurine Ngwira happy to reach the last four--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Escom Sisters, Towera Vinkhumbo shielding the ball from her opponent--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Civonets Tina Kamzati and Escom Sisters Bridget Kumwenda fight for the ball--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Enelesi Mdezo another genius in netball holds the ball--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Escom Sisters going on recess after the second quarter--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Game -on! Tight marking between Civo and Esmo players--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Bridget Kumwenda.....Escom Sisters star player--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Civonets praying before the games--Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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