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Strathmore University handball team compete in the national super cup

The Strathmore (Tornadoes) handball team at the National Super Cup tournament held this past weekend at Nyayo Stadium

The Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) Super Cup was held this past weekend at the Nyayo Stadium. The handball event is an elite competition for the top 6 teams in the previous Kenya premier league season. Strathmore University handball team finished 2nd, a single point below the league winners, the National Cereals and Produce Board Handball team. This round Strathmore Handball was out to clinch the Super Cup trophy after winning it in 2017 and losing in the finals last year to Black Mamba.

Strathmore was pitted in group B where they would battle against previous Super Cup Champions Black Mamba and Tigers. Strathmore University won its first game against Tigers 43-13. Their next match proved to be a tough one, ending 21-20 in favor of Black Mamba. The loss meant that Strathmore moved to the semi-finals but as 1st runners up from Group B.

The semifinals took place on Sunday 30th June, with every team out to book a spot in next week’s finals. The first game saw Strathmore play the National Cereals and Produce Board team (NCPB). A difference of 10 goals separated the two teams at the end of the game with NCPB winning 23-13.

Strathmore Handball Coach Peter Mwathi lauded the team’s performance and specifically the Captain, Maxwell Munene, a 4th-year student studying Bachelor of Business Information Technology, for his impressive performance throughout the tournament.

Coach Peter believes that the team’s performance is not bad despite being a young team as the team is undergoing transitions.

“We did not expect the performance, our team is young and this has been a good experience for them. We will not dwell on the past but rather pick ourselves up and train hard to perform better in the future,” he says.

The team has two weeks left to the start of the Kenya premier league season that runs from July to May with each team expected to play 21 matches during the period.

Strathmore wishes the team all the best in the Kenya premier league 2019/2020 season.

 

This article was written by Tuzo Jonathan

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