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Stage set for Handball Super Cup

By Mike Kihaki - January 18th 2022
KDF's Junior Kipngetich during Kenya Handball Premier League match against Black Mamba at The Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday Nov 21, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Handball Super cup battle lines drawn with ten teams are lined up for the Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) Super Cup set for 5th to 19 March 2022.

Six men's and four women's teams will be battling for the ultimate prize.

League champions National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) lead pool A of the men's action where they will face off with former champions Black Mamba and Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) in a pool of death in a match that has all the ingredients of a thriller.

Last seasons’ Second-place finishers Strathmore University are in pool B that has General Service Unit (GSU) and sixth-place finishers Kenyatta University.

League champions NCPB open their Super Cup campaign on 5 March with a clash against former champions KDF while Strathmore faces K.U in a varsity derby of its kind.

On 6 March, GSU will take on Strathmore in pool B while Mamba host the millers in their second match of the campaign.

 12 March will see KDF face Mamba while GSU plays K.U to conclude the group stage battles. The top two sides in each pool proceed to the last four.

A day later, the semi-finalists face off with the final shelved for 19 March.

The women's competition will be held in a round-robin format with league holders Nairobi Water Queens looking to bag a local double, to add to their East and Central Africa Handball Federation Senior Club Championships title.

Ulinzi Sharks will be hoping to turn up the heat for Queens, just like they did in the regular league, and hope to do one better this time by dethroning the record time champions.

NCPB Ladies and military side Nanyuki who finished third and fourth respectively in the regular league that concluded last month are also in the race to upset the form book and start their 2022 season with a title.

Queens open the women's action with a clash against Nanyuki on 5 March. Two matches will be played on 6 March with the military derby pitting Sharks against Nanyuki opening the day's action. NCPB will face Queens on the same day.

The Millers play Nanyuki on 12 March while Sharks meet the former on 13 March. The final match of the round-robin meets will see Queens take on Sharks, a fixture that has all the ingredients of a thriller. 

MEN Pool A comprises of  NCPB, Black Mamba and KDF with Pool B having Strathmore University, GSU and Kenyatta University. Women league has Nairobi Water Queens, Ulinzi Sharks, NCPB and Nanyuki.

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