East & Central Africa Clubs Handball Championship:
Men Top 3
- Police (Rwanda) 4pts (16 goals)
- Black Mamba (Kenya) 1pt (-7 goals)
- APR (Rwanda) 1pt (-9 goals)
- Nairobi Water (Kenya) 4pts (31 goals)
- ES Mukingi (Rwanda) 2pts (-13goals)
- UR-CE (Rwanda) 0 pt (-18 goals)
In the absence of defending champions, Police from Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan clubs, Rwanda’s Police handball club (men) and Kenya’s Nairobi Water (women) took full advantage to dominate the 2015 East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECAHF) tournament which climaxed at Kimisagara youth sports center.
Only Rwanda and Kenya took part in the 27th edition of the regional tournament.
The hosts (Rwanda) had a lion’s share of six clubs and Kenya which was represented by one club in each category.
Teams in each category played against each other on a round-robin basis and the team the finished top were crowned champions.
Rwanda’s Police handball club won the title after finishing with 4 points and scored 16 goals, followed by Kenya’s Black Mamba (1 point) and a deficit of 7 goals while APR also finished with one point and a deficit of nine goals.
Police head coach Antoine Ntabanganyimana, winning the tournament for the first time stated, as quoted by Rwanda Times;
We deserved to win this title because we had prepared well and we also played well all our games, it’s a great feeling to me and my boys as well as the entire Rwanda National Police
The women champions Nairobi Waters retained the women’s crown after finishing top with 4 points and a huge total of 31 goals, Rwanda’s Ecole Secondaire Mukingi took second spot with 2 points and a deficit of 13 goals while University of Rwanda College of Education finished third without any point a deficit of 18 goals.
Jack Hebert, the Nairobi Water coach said thereafter;
There are very good teams but they seem to lack enough experience and most of their players are still young although they are understand the game
The 2016 edition will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya.