Thunder Queens have proved that they are still capable as they finished third place in the Presidential National Netball trophy.
The battle has been hectic as they lost their former coach, Mary Waya to Alliance Capital Stars recently. However, the absence of their former coach did not down grade them but rather acted as a motivation to work extra hard.
Ironically, Thunder started the race sluggishly when they lost to Civonets 29-24 in their opening game.
Later, they recovered to humiliate their former coach Waya by beating Alliance Capital Stars 35-24.
In the quarterfinals, Thunder pulled out a sensational victory when they booted out favourites, Blue Eagles Sisters, 40-37 on Friday.
Thunder also dominated individual awards categories after the team’s skipper Joanna Kachilika was named best defender while Thandie Galeta was voted best centre.
Civonets centre Rose Mkanda was named Player of the Tournament while Alinafe Kamwala of Kukoma Diamonds was selected best shooter.
Thunder team manager, Annie Kapatuka, was an epitome of modesty after she refused to dwell on Waya’s departure as the motivating factors.
“Let bygones be bygones. We are in a new era, we don’t dwell in the past,” she said.
The former Malawi Queens defence pillar said they owed their success to team-work and Kips Restaurant’s support.