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Poly Wild Cats triumph

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   January 29, 2019
PIC: The female Poly Wild Cats team
Polytechnic Basketball teams also known as the Poly Wild Cats, for both male and females have won most of their games in the National Bank Mo626 tournament.

The tournament which started in December 2018 has five colleges participating namely; College Of Medicine (COM), Malawi University Science and Technology (MUST), Catholic University (CU), Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) and the Polytechnic from the Southern Region.

According to the female wild cats Captain Lughano Gondwe, the teams were supposed to play home and away games against these colleges in order to proceed to the next round. Each region is supposed to produce two top teams. These teams are from colleges in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern regions.

“We won the game against COM in December 2018, because the team did not show up. On 19th January, 2019, we played against MUST at the Poly ground where we won 34-12. On the 26th January 2019, we played against MUST and COM in which the female Wildcats won both games by 52-15, 37-21 baskets respectively,” Gondwe explained.

 The male Poly Wildcats won the first game against COM by 55-12 baskets.

The Captain Robert Matambo, explained that on 19th January, 2019 and 26th January,  the team played a number of games where they became victors by winning both games against COM and MUST  with 100-13, 84-52  baskets respectively.

“This means that both female and male teams are on position one in the region. We are just waiting to play the final games against CU and MCA in March when the schools open,” Matambo said.

The Poly Wildcats need to win the remaining games to proceed to the next round of elite eight. If they triumph again they will reach the final where various awards will be given.

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