Complex Tigresses defend Airtel Money Trophy

Written by  Alex Mwangosi

Complex Tigresses have defended the Airtel Money netball Championship that took place at Katoto grounds in Mzuzu City from 28th to 30th of May 2015.


During the Finals, presided over by Sports Minister Grace Chiumia and other sports Officials, Tigresses narrowly beat Blue Eagles Sisters by 44 baskets to 40.


Kukoma Sisters, formerly known as Diamonds, overcame Civo Nets by 45 baskets to 33 to grab third position in the competitions.


 Minister of Sports and Youth development Grace Chiumia thanked Airtel Malawi for complementing government`s efforts in developing sports especially netball in the country.


“Let me thank Airtel Malawi for assisting government in its efforts of developing sports especially netball in the country. It is the wish of my ministry to identify Talent at grass roots through these competitions,” said Chiumia.


Marketing Manager for Airtel Masiye Mazaza said his company was happy to be associated with netball saying it aims at nurturing Talent for national duties.


“We decided to come in and assist in the tournament to expose the hidden talent at grass roots to strengthen the Queens,” said Masiye.


Complex Tigresses went away with a whooping K7 million prize and a Trophy while Blue Eagles got K2.5 million.

Kukoma Sisters had K1 million while Civo Nets pocketed 750 thousand kwcha for emerging third and forth respectively.


Other teams that reached the quarter Finals were Mimosa Queens, Prison Sisters, MAFCO and Thunders who were consoled with 700 thousand kwacha each while Alliance, Lioness, Lameck queens and Young Sisters got 400 thousand kwacha each as prize money for participating in the competitions.


Among winners in the media category were MBC`s Frank Kandu and Mac Donald Malema who got trophies.


Airtel Malawi signed a contract with Netball Association of Malawi to be sponsoring the Tournament to the tune of K360 million for three years starting from 2014 season.

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