Kisumu Academy, Bar Sauri win Victoria League titles
Kisumu Academy Handball Club and Bar Sauri Ladies Handball Club are the winners of the inaugural Victoria Handball Super League five-aside tournament.
Kisumu edged out Gifted Hands Handball Club 11-10 to win the men’s title in an entertaining final staged at KMTC Kisumu on Sunday while Bar Sauri Ladies triumphed from a three-team round robin contest that also included Kisumu Saints Ladies and Thea Queens.
En route to the final, Kisumu Academy saw off Bar Sauri 13-11 in the first semi-final while their opponents sailed through following a 21-19 victory on penalties over Kisumu Saints after the match hand ended in a 19-19 draw.
Twelve teams took part in the men’s contest while three featured in the women’s with league director and tournament organiser Robert Owino (pictured) lauding participants for a good show while promising more next year.
“It was more interesting and very successful that participating teams already want the year to move so fast so that they can attend another one. I want to assure them that plans are underway for doing it again,” said Owino.