Thunder vows to spoil Diamonds’ celebrations in Rainbow Paints League

All roads lead to Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Saturday as Kukoma Diamonds takes on Thunder Queens in the 2016-17 Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League finals.

Diamonds already won the league last weekend after defeating Tigresses. They are on the summit table with 51 points while Thunder Queens are coming second with 45 points.

However, the battle will be between Thunder Queens and Tigresses, who are fighting for the second slot. Tigresses have 42 points and they will play Alliance Capital Stars, while Thunder with 45 points have to beat Diamonds to be assured of the second position.

Southern Region Netball League General Secretary, Annie Hanjahanja said all is set for the final day of the 2016-2017 Rainbow Paints Netball League showdown.

She said preparations have reached at an advanced stage and urged netball lovers in the city of Blantyre to converge at BYC and watch cream-dela-cream of Malawi’s netball.

We are urging people to come in their large numbers and witness the final match. We have lined up a number of activities and all what we ask from fans is to come and watch for themselves, Hanjahanja said.

The General Secretary described the 2016 season as successful attributing that a number of teams like Thunder Queens, Alliance Capital Stars and Prison Sisters have improved a lot.

Kukoma Diamonds goal shooter Jessica Sanudi said they are eager to grab the cup and assured their fans that they will wrap up the season without a defeat.

We want to finish the League with a clean sheet. I am just urging our fans to come in their large numbers to drum up support for us, she said.

On the other side, Thunder Queens Captain Joana Kachilika said they will spoil Diamonds’ party by inflicting pain to them with defeat.

Yes they are already champions, but we will make sure to inflict pain to them with a defeat. We want to break their unbeaten record, she said.

Tigresses are the current champions and are expected to surrender the glittering cup to their sworn rivals Kukoma Diamonds.

Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA