Artillery Gunners win CDF Bora Cup

Artillery Gunners win CDF Bora Cup

Artillery Gunners win CDF Bora Cup

File picture of KDF league

Artillery Gunners from the Embakasi Barracks won the Chief of Defence Forces Bora Cup after beating Langata Barracks based 4th Brigade 38-23.The two teams had met before in the group stages where 4th Brigade beat the side coached by Sammy Mwangangi 27-25 but in the match played at the Nyayo Handball on Friday afternoon, the tables were turned by the much younger Artillery.

4th Brigade had only themselves to blame when they missed all the penalties (7 penalties) awarded during the match. Artillery took the advantage of the speed and would quickly counter attack their opponents managing to create a comfortable lead and by halftime the scores being 15-11.

In the second half they were issues raised by 4th Brigade concerning the officiating and a visibly frustrated Mckenzie Mwanthi was sent off twice for talking back at the referee. Despite their efforts, 4th Brigade who were weak in the goalkeeping department could not match Artillery’s fast paced game and they had to settle for 2nd place in the tournament.

In the ladies final Artillery took the day when they beat Moi Air Base 21-19 in a tightly contested match which ended 12-9 in the first half in favor of Artillery. The match saw lethal Rebecca Sarange manned out of the match most of the time but Caroline Owino stepped up and pulled the strings for MAB’s attacks, in the other end Phoebe Mureithi was a constant threat to MAB’s defence with her quick fast breaks and powerful shots.

Speaking after the closing ceremony of the tournament the Secretary of the KDF Handball Association Lieutenant Colonel Mwadime said that the tournament was a success and now they are focused on the East and Central Cultural Gala that would be hosted by Kenya next year,

“all the teams played well and it was a good tournament. The Ulinzi team that has been selected today will start preparing for the cultural gala that we will be hosting next year.”

 

 

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