The most eagerly-anticipated Blantyre Netball derby between Kukoma Diamonds and Tigresses is on Saturday at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC).
The Blantyre netball giants are expected to lock horns in the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League.
Many sports pundits have so far dubbed it ‘huge Blantyre derby’ capable of pulling more crowd.
Diamonds are topping the log table while Tigresses are coming second but the league is for Diamonds to lose.
Diamonds captain Sarudzai Gondwe has vowed to suffocate their opponents with the way they have trained.
“We are leaving no stone unturned because any victory against Tigresses means getting closer to the title. We are fully prepared and every player is eager for the game,” she pointed out, adding we missed out on the GOtv Cup and we cannot afford to lose this one again.
Diamonds is beaming with confidence following the availability of experienced players in the likes of Jessica Sanudi, Alinafe Kamwala, Bridget Chalera and Shiera Dimba.
On the other side, Tigresses boasts of skillful players in the likes of Sindi ‘Sniper’ Simutowe, Beatrice Mpinganjira and Enelesi Chibokho.
In other games on December 7, 2017, Thursday, Polytechnic takes on Thunder Queens in an early kick-off while Young Professionals will play Kukoma Diamonds.-Mana