Ndejje University Lady Scorpions 19 – 22 Nkumba University Tornadoes
Police Kifaru 24 – 32 Ndejje University Scorpions
Makerere University Bulls vs. Prison Spears – postponed
Ever Green vs. Prison Arrows – Postponed
Nkumba and Ndejje Universities won their 2013 opening fixtures of the National Handball league played at Kyambogo grounds over the weekend.
Nkumba University won the ladies’ tie against Ndejje University with a 22-19 scoreline in a match where Nakamanya Jessica, Abaro Florence and Namus Faridah steered. Ndejje’s Bisirikirwa Mary’s 10 goals could not even save her team from the jaws of defeat.
In the men’s catergory, Ndejje University Scorpions started the season on a strong note with a 32-24 convincing victory over Police Kifaru.Kwaza Drake top scored for Ndejje with 7 goals while Kato Wakasi and Komakech Raymond added 6 and 5 respectively. 2012’s young player of the year Ismael Kisalita and Honest Mukwaya top scored for Kifaru with 8 and 5 respectively.
The encounters between Makerere University vs. Prison Spears and Ever Green vs. Prison Arrows were postponed given that these teams have some of their players part of the National U20 handball team that departed for Djibouti to take part in the IHF Challenge tournament.
Meanwhile the National U20 Handball Team arrived safely in Djibouti. They were pooled in the Group A dubbed the group of death along side Senegal, Nigeria, and hosts Djibouti. On a bright note, the team won its opening fixture 35-32 over the hosts in a Sunday fixture played in very hot temperatures. Uganda plays Nigeria on Monday before facing Senegal on Tuesday.
The games end on 12th April.
NEXT LEAGUE FIXTURES (13TH APRIL 2013)
Nkumba University Tornadoes vs. Ever Green – 10.00am
UPDF vs. Police Lady Metro – 11.30am
Police Kifaru vs. UPDF – 1.00 pm