Nairobi Water are champions, again!

Nairobi Water are champions, again!
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Nairobi Water have secured yet another Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) women's league title

There's no stopping Nairobi Water!

The Jack Ochieng-led Water Queens have secured yet another Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) women's league title.

Up against rivals Ulinzi Sharks, the side picked a 28-25 win in a highly charged match played on Saturday 25 March.

The military side led 7-5 early on in the match but Ochieng's charges rallied on to take the lead and go ahead 13- 10 at the break.

On resumption, Ulinzi attempted a comeback but were still trailing  by four goals at 19-15. The soldiers, however, were relentless and their hard work was awarded when they leveled the score at 24 to revive hopes for a first win against Water.



They, however, caused unforced turnovers without with bad passes and they were punished as the holders went on to win 28-25.

"We did not expect Ulinzi to bring the resistance they did into the game. Our experience came in handy and team work made the difference in this match.

When we were trailing we changed our defense and that forced the opponent to make errors that helped us equalise and go ahead.  After taking the lead, we made sure not to allow them back into the match," assistant captain Melvin Akinyi offered adding that they will be looking to end the season jnbeaten when they take on NCPB in their final fixture of the season.

In other matches, National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) Ladies had an easy win against Daystar Falcons in a 35-16 outcome.

Sarah Mabonga and Elizabeth Atieno led the scoring with eight and six goals for the millers for the win as Meldone Akoth made five for the students.

Kenyatta University (K.U) on their part had an easy victory dispensing Thika-based Amazon 37-25 despite carrying a thin squad to the match.

Claire Wanyonyi made double digits in goals at 14 with Barbra Abunde coming one goal shy of ten goals in the win.