Following a defeat from Diamonds, First Choice Tigresses have vowed to catch-up with the leader of Kukoma Diamonds during the second round of the Rainbow Paints Blantyre and District Netball League.
The Kukoma leaders Ended Tigresses’ perfect record in the regional league with a 40-33 victory at Blantyre Youth Centre on Saturday.
Peace Chawinga-Kaluwa, Coach of Tigresses said they were capable and will catching up with the leaders in the second round.
“Diamonds are leading with just two points. We will come back and beat them in the second round,” Chawinga-Kaluwa said.
She explained the areas they had noted that require attention to enable the side to challenge for the title.
“Our middle court had problems against Diamonds. Other positions such as wing attack and wing defence only need cleaning up. We will also further strengthen our combinations.
“We deployed several combinations in the goal circle against Diamonds and our opponents found it hard to mark. We are only lacking good supply of balls into the circle,” Chawinga-Kaluwa said.
Noel Mussa, Assistant Coach of Diamonds, said the players fought hard to win the game and please their sponsor Capital Oil Refining Industries’ Executive Director Ameen Karim, who was in attendance.
“The players worked hard knowing that they need points from every game if they are to successfully defend the league title. The presence of our sponsor also gave the players extra motivation,” Mussa said.
In other games, Tropical Queens defeated Chilomoni Sisters 70-23 and Serenity Stars 78-20 while Shizaella Queens beat Chileka Sisters 42-35.