•The Millers coach Bryan Mathews said the match is important because it will serve as a build-up ahead of the regional title defence.
•NCPB, who lead the 25-team league, have garnered a maximum 18 points from nine matches.
National Cereals and Produce Board play Kenyatta University on Saturday in their last Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) league match as they intensify their preparation for next month’s East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECHAF).
The Millers coach Bryan Mathews said the match is important because it will serve as a build-up ahead of the regional title defence. The nine-day tournament will throw off on December 2 at Nyayo Stadium.
NCPB, who lead the 25-team league, have garnered a maximum 18 points from nine matches. The students on the other hand have managed only three wins from the same number of matches.
“We have been having intense but controlled training and I believe the team will be ready for the tournament,” said Mathews.
NCPB women’s side played two matches last weekend and got a maximum of four points. The coach said the matches were the last before the regional show.
University of Eldoret Pipers, who are placed 12th, having won six out of their 12 games, will have their hands full in Nairobi as they play four matches. They will open their assignment against Nanyuki and Desert Scorpions on Saturday before playing Black Mamba unbeaten GSU on Sunday.
Black Mamba meet Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology while unbeaten General Service Unit, who have 16 points from eight matches tackle Spartans.
On Sunday, Buccaneers face the Technical University of Kenya, Strathmore University have a date with Spartans while JKUAT meet Nanyuki in another encounter.
The other matches will see Young City lock horns against coach Peter Mwathi’s newcomers Equity Bank, who have also won nine of the 12 games they have played so far and are seventh on 18 points.