AFTER losing in the final of the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Netball League mid-season tournament last Saturday, log leaders Ntutu Sparrows will return to action against Fairbridge in a league match at Fairbridge tomorrow.
Sparrows were favourites to win the mid-season tournament judging by their performance in the league — they have gone for 12 games without defeat, but were stunned 14-12 by Jumbo Queens in the final.
Sparrows coach Precious Mudenge yesterday said they were ready to face Fairbridge.
“We have won all our league games so far, but it does not mean that we will just go to Fairbridge telling ourselves that we will win the game. We need to be on our toes,” she said.
Fairbridge coach Misheck Chikadza said they were prepared for the game against the log leaders.
“Ntutu Sparrows beat us when we played the first time, but we have seen areas where we needed to work on to ensure that we get a good result.
“We could hold them or we could even beat them if they are not careful,” he said.
Ntutu Sparrows are top of the log standings with 36 points while Fairbridge are on position eight.
Second-placed Jumbo Queens take on Zimpost at One Brigade while third placed Mighty Queens travel to Raylton Sports Club for a date against Railstars.
Bottom-placed and winless TelOne meet Free Stars at Top Yard Ground in another game.
It will be a battle of struggling sides at Sobukhazi High School when Sobukhazi entertain Old Nic.
Sobukhazi are second from the bottom of the log standings while Old Nic have also struggled winning two out of the 12 games they have played to date.
In other games lined up, Ntabazinduna Prison meet Zesa while ZRP Ntabazinduna take on Kensington tomorrow.