Third Placed Wildcats
Each team has received K500, 000.
The teams reached the final stage of the tournament after they became the number one teams from the southern region.
The male Wild cats captain Robert Terry Matambo, expressed his disappointment for having failed to win the Championship.
“We lost to CHANCO by 62-66 baskets in the semifinal which made us play for the third place against MAGU which we won 61-62 baskets,” he explained.
Commenting on the semifinal game, Matambo said; “the game was intense during the last minute of the period, we built a strong momentum. If we had used that we would have won the game but the odds were not in our favour.”
The captain for the female Wild cats Lughano Gondwe also expressed her disappointment for failing to win the trophy.
“Well, the other team was better; they had a home ground advantage. We plan on training harder so that we win the next MO626 championship,”Gondwe explained.
During the semifinals, the Poly ladies lost to ZIMA ladies 49-25, while they later won for the third place position against Bunda 46-42 baskets.
“It was unbelievable because Bunda is our longtime rival, a lot of people did not expect us to win, it was a great moment when we won,” she added referring to the third place game.
Both captains commended the Polytechnic Management for the support during the whole tournament. They also applauded their fellow team mates for the hardworking spirit and team work. They wish to become champions in the next tournament.