Kenya Handball Federation title holders Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) men stamped their authority in the local league following a convincing 34-28 win over National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) at the weekend. High scoring Philip Isutsa led the onslaught for the military men to emerge the top scorer with 10 goals all thanks to his fast breaks that often gave NCPB no chance in defence.
Musa Munyasia was second on the scorers chart at five goals while Timothy Kirimi top scored for NCPB with seven. At half-time, KDF were leading 19-14 but on resumption, NCPB took advantage of the unsettled soldiers to take the scores to 20-19 within minutes.
However, KDF put their house in order and went on to win the match. Another thrilling encounter was expected between unbeaten sides Strathmore University and Black Mamba on Sunday evening but the tie was cancelled after a heavy downpour made the court unplayable.
Mamba had, however, played their first fixture of the weekend on Saturday which they won 39-21 over National Youth Service to extend their unbeaten run to 12 matches, equaling KDF’s. Morgan Juma scored 12 goals for Mamba.
In other matches, Ulinzi Youth cruised to a comfortable 35-13 win over NYS while Technical University of Kenya recorded maximum points against fellow students Multi Media University (MMU). Generation fought their way to a 19-17 victory over NYS as NCPB won their encounter with MMU 36-17 in their second match of the weekend.
In the women’s category, leaders Nairobi Water beat rivals NCPB 28-18 to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches while NYS Ladies handed the former and Embakasi Queens maximum points by failing to honour their scheduled matches. Mt Kenya University played to a 22-all draw with Kenyatta University.