Zambia scoops 2016 KweKwe international handball trophy

THE Zambia U-20 handball girls’ team put up a splendid performance to win the 2016 KweKwe International Handball Championship held in Zimbabwe at the weekend.

Zambia was in a class of her own dominating all the games played at the three-day tournament.

The games which were played on a round robin system saw Zambia kick-off her first match on a sounding note thumping Kwekwe Province team 24-1 with Charity Phiri scoring 15 goals.

It was a similar story for Zambia in their second game against Goromonzi Province team whom they thrashed 35-1.

However, Masvingo Province team proved to be a tough opponent after drawing 9-9 against Zambia. Zambia finished the tournament on seven points and with a better goal difference of 48.

Lindwe Ngwenya 14, of Lusaka Tigers club was voted player of the tournament after her outstanding tactical skills.

Handball Association of Zambia (HAZ) president Victor Bwalya-Banda commended the girls for putting up a good show at the tournament. Banda said the good performance of the girls was a boost ahead of the International handball Federation (IHF) regional V tournament scheduled for July.

“The Kwe Kwe tournament was being used as a preparatory for the regional V tournament. We decided to send the U-20 national team so as to prepare adequately for the regional V tournament. I am glad the girls won the title,” he said.

He said team will continue to train ahead of the tournament in July.


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