The Uganda under 20 men’s handball team are the new regional champions after beating the hosts Kenya 34 – 32 on Thursday evening at the Moi International Sports Centre – Kasarani in the just concluded East and Central Africa Zone 5 B Championships.

Ugandans celebrate after winning the East and Central Africa Zone B Handball Championships

Ugandans celebrate after winning the East and Central Africa Zone B Handball Championships

Kenya needed to beat their hot rivals Uganda by at least a 13- goal difference for a qualifying chance, and both teams displayed an urgent performance but at the end of the day the Ugandan’s took it home. This was majorly due to the lack of concentration at the Kenyan defense line that saw them throw away open pockets that allowed the Ugandan’s easy time to penetrate especially at the first half which ended 18 – 12 in favor of the eventual champions:   Ugandans.

In the women’s edition Kenya emerged victorious after winning all her three matches.

Rwanda’s performance at the tournaments was dismal at its best and will have to pull up their socks if they are to impress at the next finals that will take place in 2015.

 

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