• Teams gear up for KHF national play-offs

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  • Nairobi Water during their match against Cereals. Nairobi Water won 27-22.(Photo by Shutterspeed)Nairobi Water during their match against Cereals. Nairobi Water won 27-22.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Apr 08, 2012-

Team are gearing up to challenge for the Kenya Handball Federation KHF trophy when the national play offs kick off next weekend.

Leaders Nairobi Water tops both the men and women’s leagues and are poised to lead teams to the play offs when the final six men's teams and four women's teams line up for the KHF title.

Nairobi Water ladies have so far won three matches this Easter holiday, running over St John with 19-3 win on Friday before beating Kenya Cereals and Produce Board (KCPB) 27-22 on Saturday at the Nyayo stadium handball court.

Nairobi Water continued with their good form on Sunday, hammering Jericho Youth 34-21 in another hotly contested match. Cereals also recorded a win over St. John, beating the Ambulance ladies 28-23.

Secondary side, Aquinas High School suffered at the hands of Kenyatta University(KU) who beat the juniors 29-18 in the women's premier league.

Emmanuel Baraza found the back of the net nine times for KU while Patrick Kana and Gerald Onyango each scored five.

Edwin Nyambuya and Andrew Muchen managed three goals each for Aquinas. Strathmore also went down 31-21 to Kenya Polytechnic University in the men's league.

Meanwhile Mozambique men and women national teams have joined East and Central Africa representative Kenya and Uganda who will be representing the region in the Africa under 20 Challenge trophy to be held later this year.

Mozambique clinched both Southern region tickets during the event held in south Africa last week. According to KHF fixture secretary general, Charles Omondi, the games will be held later this year.

Kenya are looking to bid to host the games.

Results: St. John 23 28 Cereals (women) Nairobi Water 34-21 Jericho (women) KU 29-18 Aquinas (women) Strathmore University 20-31 Kenya Poly (men).



Elvince Joshua

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