April 17, 2024

Equity, GSU win to keep pressure on holders NCPB

Equity, GSU win to keep pressure on holders NCPB
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Black Mamba dropped a point on Saturday after playing for a 24-all draw against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) before winning 29-25 against UoE on Sunday

The fight for this year's Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) men's league title continues to heat up with General Service Unit (GSU) and newbies Equity HC picking wins this weekend.

Victory for the two sides puts them on ten wins in as many matches, tied on 20 points with holders National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) who are out to defend their title.

The bankers had a date with Jack Ochieng's Young City on Sunday and the Peter Mwathi-coached side left nothing to chance as they dominated the encounter for a 42-15 victory. Simon Mutuku and Jefferson Jomo led the scoring with seven and six goals respectively.

Victory puts Equity in second place, 55 goals behind the Millers who lead the chart with a 230-goal difference against Mwathi side's 175.

Meanwhile, the paramilitary side, GSU bagged back-to-back wins to keep their unbeaten run going for four crucial points that put them in third place, separated by 80 goals from the leaders.

In Saturday's fixture, the Joseph Okemwa-led side picked a 37-22 win over Spartans in a match that Martin Nguli, who joined the GSU from Black Mamba this season, led the scores alongside Chris Mayende with seven each, a number that was matched by Brian Mutunga and Cliff Odeyo for the opponent.

The paramilitary side picked up from where they left off on Sunday, seeing off the varsity side University of Eldoret (UoE) 32-17, Mayende leading the stats with 10 goals.

 

Elsewhere, Black Mamba dropped a point on Saturday after playing for a 24-all draw against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) before winning 29-25 against UoE on Sunday to make it 17 points for fifth place, a point behind Ulinzi who were not in action this weekend.

Action continues next weekend with the women's league back, having taken a break this weekend.