Nairobi Water pour on the style as regional handball event starts

By: BRIAN YONGA

Nairobi Water launched their 2015 East and Central Africa Club Championship women’s handball title defence with an emphatic 33-18 win over hosts Mukingi in Kigali on Monday evening.

Judith Augoh was the highest scorer for the Kenyan champions with nine points while Gladys Chillo and Brenda Musambai chipped in with five and four points respectively.

Vanessa Ndayiragije netted five points while Pauline Mukantabana and Evelyn Dushinimana scored three goals each for the home side coached by Salvator Niyigaba.

The Kenya Handball Federation national league champions led 20-8 at half time.

The event, which is being played on a round robin format, will see the Jack Ochieng-coached side take on Police of Congo in their second match today.

Only four teams are participating in the event unlike previous editions that attracted double the number.

Nairobi Water team manager Carolyn Kusa expects a tough competition and believes the team will need to be on top of their game to retain the title they won in Nairobi last year.

“We are not here to make up the numbers and we are not underrating any team,” he said.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION