Kenya women handball team seek continental ticket in Kampala

Kenya women handball team seek continental ticket in Kampala

Kenya national women's handball team left Nairobi for Kampala where they will be seeking a ticket to the All Africa Games.

Kenya men’s handball national team shift attention to 2020 Africa Cup of Nations after the Confederation of African Handball handpicked on Egypt to represent Zone V at the All Africa Games in August in Rabat, Morocco.

Even with the knowledge that the men’s zone V qualifiers for the men had been cancelled, the Kenya Handball Federation remained tight-lipped for over a week and let the team continue preparations for the tournament to the 11th hour.

The women’s team, who represented Zone V at the last continental Games left for Kampala, Uganda on Friday for their qualifiers. The event will be staged at the Makerere University Indoor Stadium. The team which is under tactician Jack Ochieng leadership are bound to face line-ups from Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania, Egypt, South Sudan and hosts Uganda.

With the Africa Cup of Nations which will be held in Tunisia between January 15 and 25 acting as a Tokyo Olympics qualification tournament, men’s coach Peter Mwathi’s immediate task is now to structure an eight-month training programme for the preparation of Africa Cup of Nations.