Handball Team Flying to the Top
The Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) 2021 season, which started on March 20th, came to an end on Saturday 20th November after seven matches. It had been twenty weeks of intense matches with a three-month break after sporting activities were halted due to the surge of Covid-19 cases. However, the games resumed on June 26th and continued all the way to November concluding with a tie between Black Mamba and Ulinzi.
The Strathmore University Handball team finished this season at the second position having lost to NCPB and Mamba – both worthy opponents. The achievements of the Strathmore team in this season have been several under the leadership of the head coach Peter Kungu. The team went undefeated for 14 matches, ran 2 losses and had 16 wins. In one match against the Vickers, the Strathmore team had the highest winning margin of +45 in which the final scores were 53-8. The team also qualified for the prestigious and renowned Super Cup in which only the top six teams of the season compete. The final game scores were Strathmore 25- 23 Ulinzi, and the man of the match was Edgar Wanjala.
The team was represented by Allan Simiyu, Boaz Njeru, Brian Murangiri, Douglas Okwaro, Edgar Wanjala, Eshton Situma, Felix Omondi Timon, IanPeter Rashid Ingwela, Kelvin Kasalu, Kevin Durant Obungha, Kevin Mwangi, Lucas Akatinda, Maxwell Munene,Mwanthi Philip Mumo, Nicholas Munywa, Paul Yakobo Ngige, Prevailer Muhani, Richard Momanyi, Samson Casey Oduor, Shadrack Ketuta Lenku, Simon Mutuku, and Teddy Sidai. An international player, Nils Ole – Nomensen, who plays for VFL Tegel in Germany was also part of the team. It was a remarkable season, and the hard work and efforts of the team in representing Strathmore are well appreciated.
This article was written by Vanessa Wachira.
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