National Handball League

Police Kifaru 26 – 27 UPDF (Men)

Nkumba University 33 -18 Ever Green (Women)

Defending champions UPDF struggled past a stubborn Police Kifaru narrowly beating them 27 – 26 at Kyambogo grounds over the weekend .The game that looked like it was going to be a walk over for the army side turned out to be a tough one as most of the Kifaru players were part of the U-20 Uganda National team that was preparing for the just concluded IHF Challenge tournament in Djibouti.

It was Only excitement that denied the Police side a win as they thought that they had won the game at 25 all with just below 2 minutes to go, so they started wasting chances. Muwanga Muhammed top scored for UPDF with 7 goals while Kafeero Nasser, Nsubuga Godfrey and Akena Moses added 4 each. Okodi Michael and Atandu John top scored for Police Kifaru with 7 and 6 respectively.

Nkumba University Tornadoes didn’t find any hard nut to crack as they punished Ever Green 33 – 18. The University side seemed so composed from the start of the game all the way till the end. With the first half of the game ending at 18 – 10, and playing without their top tallies player Olivia, Ever Green couldn’t seem to find any way of stopping the Tornadoes’ attackers.  Asina N, and Lamunu S top scored for Ever Green with 5 goals each while Aceru S added 3. Nakamanya Jessica registered double figures as she top scored for Nkumba with 10 goals while Abalo Florence added 7.

The league will take a break next weekend because of the Ndejje Open handball tournament scheduled for Saturday 20th April 2013 at the Ndejje University grounds. Clubs like Nkumba University, UPDF, Prisons, Police, Ever Green and the hosts Ndejje University are expected to take part this first edition of the Ndejje Open.

Schools like Lubiri S.S., Kibibi S.S, Gombe S.S, Dynamic S.S, Namagabi S.S, among others are the schools expected to take part in this tournament.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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