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Uganda – Kenyans take silver in IHF Challenge Trophy


Kenya women’s handball team fell to hosts Uganda 23-26 to finish second as curtains came down on the IHF Challenge Trophy Zone VB tournament at the Uganda Christina University in Mukono yesterday.

Prior to yesterday’s loss, the team coached by Allan Mate have had a good run in the previous ties, defeating Burundi 31-10, beating Tanzania 41-15 and stopping South Sudan 41-9 during the women’s event played on a round robin format.

Kenya had a slow start in the match, allowing the hosts to squeeze a 15-13 lead going into the breather.

Although the Kenya team recovered and showed intent in the second half, they never converted the many chances that came their way.

Reached for comment Kenya coach Mate conceded defeat, saying the team didn’t rise up to the occasion in the first half and failed to make use of the many second half chances that came their way.

Source : Internet

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