MWATHI CONFIDENT

Strathmore University keen to secure Super Cup slot

Six top teams in the league will battle for the Super Cup with the top two booking a slot in the regional and continental championship.

In Summary

•If Strathmore subjects Ulinzi to their second loss in this duel, NPCB, who have lost only once, will automatically retain their crown.

•Unbeaten NCPB tops the table with 34 points, Ulinzi (30),  GSU (30), Black Mamba (24), Strathmore (24), Thika (24) and Kenyatta University (22).

Ulinzi's Harold Mumbo in action with NCPB's Gideon Mulwa (L) in a past match
handball Ulinzi's Harold Mumbo in action with NCPB's Gideon Mulwa (L) in a past match
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Strathmore University coach Peter Mwathi has vowed to go all out to ensure they book a Super Cup slot in their Kenya Handball Federation games this weekend.

The students, who are fifth on the log, face second-placed Ulinzi and Scorpion who are eleventh, on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

“I am fighting for my own position to ensure we remain in the Super Cup block,” Mwathi said, adding: “For this reason, I have to give my best in these two matches this weekend.”

He said they will have a strategy to break the open defense the soldiers are expected to deploy in this epic tie that has a huge bearing on the title.

“We must go for scores and  we must play the defense that befits Ulinzi.” He noted.

A win for his boys, he said will see reigning champions National Cereals and Produce Board become the greatest beneficiaries.

If Strathmore subjects Ulinzi to their second loss in this duel, NPCB, who have lost only once, will automatically retain their crown

And the soldiers' captain Musah Munyasiah warned that they will have a full squad available for the Strathmore match.

He said they don't consider the students formidable and that the only loss to General Service Unit earlier was due to fatigue.

“We did not plan for them but now we are back on the drawing board. We have also recalled some of our good players who were away for  official duties.”

He said they will bounce back strongly. “The most important thing is that we must win the trophy." 

Six top teams in the league will battle for the Super Cup with the top two booking a slot in the regional and continental championship.

Unbeaten NCPB tops the table with 34 points, Ulinzi (30),  GSU (30), Black Mamba (24), Strathmore (24), Thika (24) and Kenyatta University (22).