Gerald Tasaukadala Sisters have defended the Blantyre Rural Airtel Money Netball Championship title following their 49-31 victory over Young Professionals during district finals at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) on Sunday.
They received K250 000 (about $370) and also qualified for the Southern Region finals.
The Lunzu-based side trounced Gulf Sisters 52-13 in the semi-finals while Young Professionals triumphed over Snipers 31-18.
Tasaukadala Sisters coach Zelesi Kambiya attributed their success to team spirit and determination.
“We played as a unit and we deserved the crown. However, our focus is now on winning the regional trophy,” she said.
On the other hand, Young Professionals trainer Promise Mikisi said they knew it could be a miracle to win the district crown because they had poor preparations.
“Our team only participates in cup competitions and it was not easy to unlock an experienced team like Tasaukadala Sisters. But our overall performance has proved. We can make it big if we organise ourselves better. Next time we will be the ones holding the trophy,” she said.
Young Professionals received K125 000 (about $185) while third-placed Gulf Sisters got K70 000 (about $104). n