GOtv Netball Champions League holder, Kukoma Diamonds, have earmarked the Presidential national netball trophy title to impress their sponsor, Capital Oil Refining Industries.
The two parties signed a year-long deal last year worth K4.5 million.
Kukoma Diamonds skipper Caroline Mtukule- Ngwira said they would like to lift the Presidential trophy to win the heart of their sponsor.
“We are doing all what we can to win the Presidential trophy. We promised our sponsor two titles and so far we have won the GOtv Champions League for a start. Now our focus is on the Presidential title,” she said.
She said winning the Presidential national trophy would help them fill the gap which was created when they failed to defend the league.
“We failed to defend the league because we were sailing in troubled waters financially as a result our turn up during training was poor and in-turn it affected our sponsorship,” she said.
Mtukule-Ngwira admitted that other sides including Complex Tigresses, Blue Eagles Sisters and Thunder Queens have the potential to disturb them from their plans.
“However, now we are breathing new lease of life because we have sponsorship from Capital Oil Refining Industries who support us through Kukoma Cooking Oil. We just have to win Presidential trophy for our benefit too,” she said.
The Presidential national netball trophy finals, will be held next week after the Netball Association of Malawi shifted dates from this week to next week in honour of the late Malawi Under-21 coach Connis Mhone.
The competition was expected to throw-off today at Blantyre Youth Centre but following the change the three-day finals will be staged at the same venue next week, Thursday.
Mhone died on Monday at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe after succumbing to cancer.
Until her death Mhone was coaching Civonets and Malawi Queens under-21. Late Mhone is survived by two sons