Blue Eagles Sisters, who finished third in last year’s GOtv Netball Champions League, have vowed to take the second place as the 2014 event ends at Don Bosco in Lilongwe this weekend.
Eagles Sisters, who will face second-placed Diamonds in the first encounter of the final round tomorrow, are currently third on the six-team log table on 19 points. They are three points behind Diamonds.
“We beat Diamonds for the first time in last year’s event and we drew in our clash a few weeks ago. Therefore, we are capable of beating them again tomorrow to narrow the gap in points and finally displace them,” said Eagles Sisters coach Sam Kanyenda.
But Diamonds trainer Griffin Saenda said their recent losses to Tigresses and Civonets do not mean that they have lost grip on netball.
“We will prove that we are still the netball powerhouse in the country starting this Friday,” said Saenda.
Nine games, including those involving Eagles Sisters and leaders Complex Tigresses, will be played tomorrow.
On Saturday, six matches are on the menu, including a conclusive battle between Tigresses and Diamonds.
Tigresses, who have 30 points and are nine-points clear of second-placed Diamonds, need just a single win to clinch the title. Eagles Sisters are third on 19 points while fourth-placed Civonets, fifth-placed MTL Queens and anchors Mafco have 10 points. Each team has played 15 games.