Local Netball contests that pit National Insurance Cooperation ( NIC) against arch rivals Prison have the audacity to spark fireworks.
This is partially because the affair, at whatever stage of league season or nature of competition, is highly billed as a king marker.
And when the two sides faced off over the weekend at Kibuli Police Children’s School as the Netball Super League Div 1 restarted, Defending Champions NIC got the better of the Prison Wanders with a 47-40 victory.
Although early days, the result served a big blow to Prison’s aspirations to dethrone NIC with coach Imeldah Nyongesa rueing biased officiation for her side’s defeat.
“Netball is not taekwondo, elbowing and that’s wrong. We just gave up because the umpires were not doing anything,” Nyongesa is quoted by New Vision.
She added that she was impressed by her side’s fitness levels following a long spell without playing and promised revenge towards NIC in the second round.
NIC coach Vincent Kiwanuka sounded cocky following his side’s victory: “Our target is to defend our title but we are not the only one who want it.”
In other matches, Police Netball club crashed KBK by 57-24 to win their first match of the season.