CAN STRATH STOP NCPB?

Champs NCPB face off against Strath in top tie

A storming women’s tie pits second-placed NCPB against third-placed Ulinzi Sharks. Both teams have lost just once, to champions Nairobi Water.

In Summary

•It will be interesting to see how Strath will stop NCPB’s deadly quartet of Timothy Kirimi, Peter Omondi, John Wante and Brian Wakutia.

•Strathmore will start their campaign on Saturday against the visiting and league debutants the University of Eldoret.

Boomerang's Robert Osano (L) tackles Collins Snox of Kenya University during their league match at Kaloleni
Boomerang's Robert Osano (L) tackles Collins Snox of Kenya University during their league match at Kaloleni
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National Cereals and Produce Board tackle Strathmore University in an epic Kenya Handball League tie at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.

It doesn’t get better than this when the champions come face-to-face with the team they beat to the runners-up spot last year.

Millers' tactician Dan Eshikumo was terse, saying: “The boys are ready and psyched up for the game. We are going for nothing but a win.” 

Students’ coach Peter Mwathi is aware of what is coming since NCPB remain unbeaten in 10 matches.

“For us to win this match, we have no option but to operate in all departments. We must sharpen both attack and defence,” he said.

It will be interesting to see how Strath will stop NCPB’s deadly quartet of Timothy Kirimi, Peter Omondi, John Wante and Brian Wakutia.

Strathmore will start their campaign on Saturday against the visiting and league debutants the University of Eldoret.

In other matches, Kenyatta University (KU) play Buccaneers while Desert Scorpions face Black Mamba.

A storming women’s tie pits second-placed NCPB against third-placed Ulinzi Sharks. Both teams have lost just once, to champions Nairobi Water.

The winless and bottom-of-the-table duo of Nairobi City County (NCC) and New Hope have a chance to record a win when they face off at Nyayo.

An all-varsity duel pits KU against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat).

Sunday’s matches will see Desert Scorpions meet UoE Pippers as Thika confront Black Mamba.

Jkuat have a date with the struggling Technical University of Kenya (Tuk), who have lost all their nine matches. The Eldoret side will play their third game in two days when they wind their city tour with a match against KU.

Ulinzi Sharks’ sharp-shooting pair of Caren Lutengeya and Euphrasia Mukatia will aim their guns at KU.

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