February 29, 2024

Favourites continue dominance in Handball league

Favourites continue dominance in Handball league
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Ulinzi HC, who were not in action this weekend, remain second on 10 points, separated by the leaders by a slim 11 goals.

Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) league continued last weekend with mouthwatering clashes on the cards at the Nyayo Handball Court.

Favourites continued their spectacular showing as holders National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and Nairobi Water Queens picking wins to establish dominance early on.

Thodosia Sangoro's Water Queens picked easy wins, seeing off Amazon 40-16 on Saturday and registering a 43-07 victory over New Hope on Sunday to make it five wins in as many matches. 

Sangoro's charges who have managed to hold on to the league for more than a decade have taken an expected early lead and are ranked top on 10 points after 5 matches, tied on points with NCPB Ladies and Ulinzi Sharks, albeit with a superior goal difference. 

Fredrick Omole's charges had fallen to NCPB Ladies on Saturday, in a 49-06 outcome that leaves the side bottom of the 12-team league, winless, after four matches. 

In the men's league, NCPB faced little resistance as they dominated Spartans for a 41-25 outcome on Sunday, marking their fifth victory in as many matches to headline the league rankings. 

Ulinzi HC, who were not in action this weekend, remain second on 10 points, separated by the leaders by a slim 11 goals. Newbies Equity HC are third on 10 points as well but an inferior goal difference. 

Meanwhile, playoff hopefuls Buccaneers opened their season with an unbeaten run this weekend, registering 36-35 victory over Desert Scorpions in one of the closest encounters of the weekend. 

The side followed that performance with a 35-all draw against Boomerang, to share the spoils in their second match on Saturday. On Sunday, the side registered a 50-23 victory over their junior side, Buccaneers Juniors. 

The results leave them 8th on the log, 5 points behind the leading pack and one behind Strathmore and Rangers who are 6th and 7th respectively, tied on 6 points.