Chilomoni Sisters have finally ended their title drought in all competitions after snatching the Blantyre Urban Airtel Money Netball Championship.
They beat defending champions Shizaella Queens 53-47 at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Saturday.
The champions received K250 000 (about $39) and also qualifed for the Southern Region finals.
However, it was not an easy task for the Sisters to unlock the defending champions.
The two sides settled for a 40-40 draw in regulation time before the Chilomoni outfit was rewarded for great determination and incisive attacks in extra-time.
“This is a great relief for us,” said Chilomoni Sisters coach Linda Kaponda. “We are very excited that we have finally won our first title in a prestigious competition. This is wonderful.”
Shizaella received K125 000 (about $197) while third-placed Izo Izo Sisters got K70 000 (about $153) after beating Nyambadwe Queens 43-31.
Fourth-placed Nyambadwe received K50 000 (about $79).