Strathmore University handball team prepares for the National Super Cup while Strathmore Swords heads to the second leg
The Strathmore University Handball team played Hospital Hill this past weekend in a friendly where they won 35 – 19. The team is currently in preparation for the 2019 National Super Cup Tournament happening on the 29th and 30th June at the Nyayo National Stadium. The National Super Cup is an event that only the top six in the previous premier league season standings get to participate in.
The University Handball team qualified for the tournament after finishing in 2nd position just one point adrift National Cereals and Produce Board Handball team during the 2018/2019 season. The teams are divided into two groups consisting of three teams. The Strathmore Handball team is in group B alongside Black Mamba and Tigers. The Strathmore University Handball team won the tournament in 2017 but lost to Black Mamba in 2018.
Handball Coach Peter Mwathi believes that the team will take back the cup this year. “We have what it takes, it won’t be easy. We lost in the finals last year and learned from our mistakes, we are determined to win the competition this year”.
Strathmore Swords (Basketball women)
Strathmore Swords played their Kenya Basketball Federation league matches this past weekend playing a total of three matches. The team is divided into Team 1 which plays in the Premiere league and Team 2 which plays in Division 1. Team 1 played two matches this weekend against Kenyatta University (KU) and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). They won against KU winning 36-32 and lost to KPA 59-39. Team 2 played a single match this weekend against KPA where they won 44-33.
The team now heads to the second leg of the league with Team 1 standing at position one out of 12 in the Premiere league and Team 2 standing at position 3 out of 12 in Division 1. The Swords play their next league matches this coming weekend against Tanjit Sparks, African Nazarene University (team 1) and Egerton University and Footprints (team 2).
All the best as you continue shining this season.
This article was written by Tuzo Munene, a Diploma in Journalism student at Strathmore Institute of Management and Technology
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