April 14, 2024

NCPB's, Nairobi Water unbeaten run continues

NCPB's, Nairobi Water unbeaten run continues
Photo of GSU against Thika played on Saturday at the Nyayo stadium court

In an eagerly-awaited clash against General Service Unit (GSU), the millers were dominant picking an easy 32-20 victory to continue their unbeaten streak

Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) defending champions National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) men and Nairobi Water Queens women look set to defend their titles as the league enters its homestretch.

In an eagerly-awaited clash against General Service Unit (GSU), the millers were dominant picking an easy 32-20 victory to continue their unbeaten streak to 16 matches. 

Nicholas Okore led the scoring for the Bryan Matthew-coached side with five goals as returning William Malui, John Wante and Robert Maraga all scored four each for the win. GSU's Christopher Mayende was the match's top scorer with six. 

"This was our first match of the league this year and we had prepared well as GSU is not an easy side to play against. 

Our plan was good game management. We had to handle the ball well on attack so we avoid costly turnovers as they are quick. 

We made our defense hard to penetrate and that worked well for us. It helped us manage the two halves. 

Focus now shifts to the remaining two matches against Ulinzi HC and Black Mamba and we have to win these two, albeit one match at a time, as we look to defend the title unbeaten," NCPB's skipper Timothy Kirimi offered. 

 

Meanwhile, the women's league holders and leaders Nairobi Water Queens whitewashed Nairobi City Council (NCC) 55-06 to move to 34 points after 17 matches. 

The Jack Ochieng-led Queens have five more matches to play in the league and are the team to beat in the women's league.