Blue Eagles Sisters and CivoNets have emerged as early contenders for the newly launched Central Health Lilongwe and Districts Netball League.
According to the log table released on Wednesday, Eagles and CivoNets are tied on 12 points after six games but the police side lead on better goal difference.
Eagles have scored 328 baskets and conceded 88 while CivoNets have netted 280 and let in 85.
Eagles coach Sam Kanyenda said they are favourites to win the title.
“The chances are very high. CivoNets have never beaten us in a serious competition for a very long time. They have improved, but not enough to beat us,” Kanyenda said.
CivoNets coach White Mulilima has said his side is capable of turning the table.
“Tell Eagles that netball is not played by talking. A match is decided on the court. I think they will swallow their own words after they have played us,” he said.
The games between the two sides will likely decide the championship.
The 11 member league was re-launched over a month ago after about four years of inactivity due to lack of sponsorship.
However, Central Health bailed it out with a K2.5 million (about $ 3 700) sponsorship. n