Ulinzi, Desert Scorpion, Spartan, UOE Pipers and Thika will each get 2 points and 15 goals from the abandoned fixtures against Makueni Bees
The Kenya Handball Federation has decided to award teams walkovers from the remaining fixtures against Makueni Bees after the latter withdrew from the remainder of the league.
With the new development, Ulinzi Men’s Handball team will gain 2 points and 15 goals and moves joint top of the Kenya Handball Federation League with NCPB on 28 points from 14 matches though NCPB maintains first position due to their superior goal difference.
The Kenya Handball Federation League’s and competitions technical arm decision headed by Mr.Charles Omondi explained the decision.
“Makueni Bees had indicated their inability to honour most of their remaining matches and the only honourable thing to do is to award walk overs to their remaining fixtures to maintain the smooth running of our fixtures. It is our desire and hope that they will be able to continue next season because the more teams we have from outside Nairobi the better it is for the growth of the game of handball, ” said Omondi.
The other teams that will benefit from the walk over included Desert Scorpion, Spartan, UOE Pipers and Thika. A walk over gives a team 2 points and 15 goals. All other results involving Makueni Bees Played prior to this decision will be upheld.
There will be only one match in the Men’s league this weekend on Saturday 12 from 9:00 am with pitting Kenyatta University and JKUAT at the Nyayo National Stadium handball court.
Meanwhile in the Women’s league, table toppers Nairobi Water will look to cement their lead when they take on Dagorreti based Rising Star while NCBP will take to the court at 10:30 am against Athi River Based Daystar University Falcons who are in search of an elusive maiden win this season.
At noon, Nairobi City County will be up against New Hope before Rising start returns to the court to face Thika road-based Kenyatta University.
Later , it will be an all-student affair when Daystar University takes on JKUAT at the same venue in the last match of the day scheduled for 16:30pm EAT.