Twenty seven teams confirm participation in Victoria Super Cup

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 00:00 |
A Kisumu Saints player in action during the 2019 Victoria Super Cup tournament. Photo/PD/Gibo Zachary

Preparations for this year’s Victoria Handball Super Cup challenge scheduled for November 14 and 15 at Rainbow Grounds, Kisumu, are in top gear after 27 teams across the country confirmed their participation.

For the first time in the tournament’s history, teams outside the Lake region will take part in the challenge and league director Robert Owino is excited with the strides the region is making in developing and exposing the sport in the country.

Owino said that with teams coming all the way from Machakos, Nairobi, Kuria and Western, this year’s challenge is set to be one of the best.

“This is going to be the best Victoria Handball Super Cup Challenge the region has ever hosted.

New teams have arrived like Masaku Legends from Machakos; Ruaraka Tigers, Gifted Hands, Recce Nairobi (all from Nairobi); Sauri, Ambira and Mabera from Kuria as well as Thea Queens Empower Girls, Masaku Legends (ladies), Migingo Otwenya, all making this year’s competition one of its kind to watch,” Owino told People Sport.

The men’s challenge has attracted 18 teams grouped in six pools of three teams each while the women’s challenge has attracted nine teams grouped in three pools. 

Top two teams in each pool for men will qualify for round of 16 alongside four other best losers to make pool G and H where best loser 1 tops Pool G, best loser 2 tops Pool H, best loser 3 becomes runner-up in Pool G and best loser 4 become runners up in Pool H.

And for the women’s, all teams topping their various pools will automatically qualify for the semifinals alongside one best loser from the three pools.

“All preparations are on course and measures to observe Covid-19 guidelines as advised have been put in place,” said Owino.

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