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Coach blames reserve keeper for Strathmore defeat

The slip-up ensured the students missed a perfect opportunity to shoot to the top of the table. It was their only loss in seven games

In Summary

•"My reserve goalie cost us the game. All the attempts that were thrown at him ended at the back of the net," —Peter Mwathi.

•Earlier, Inspired had suffered a 41-19 defeat at the hands of champions National Cereals and Produce Board. 

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 suffered a shock 31-27 defeat at the hands of Inspired in a Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) league match at Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.

The slip-up ensured the students missed a perfect opportunity to shoot to the top of the table. It was their only loss in seven games.

"My reserve goalie cost us the game. All the attempts that were thrown at him ended at the back of the net," said Strath coach Peter Mwathi.

"It is not a good result for us, but these things happen in sports at times. We have moved on and focus on our best matches."

Brian Baraza and Brian Etyang inspired the winners with seven and five goals respectively. Strath had five apiece from Simon Mutuku and Jonathan Steinkul.

Earlier, Inspired had suffered a 41-19 defeat at the hands of champions National Cereals and Produce Board. Francis Sande scored seven goals, Robert Maranga six and Timothy Kirimi five for the rampaging NCPB.

Technical University of Kenya led 15-13 at the breather but went on to suffer a 33-30 loss to Makueni Bees. Richard Simiyu scored the students' 13 goals while Yusuf Pwoka had seven.

Paul Kakau made Tuk's nine and Brian Warengai six. Bees went down hard to Black Mamba in their second game as they lost 39-24. Paul Ondara managed nine goals and Charles Makena seven for Mamba. Andrew Obukui had seven and Simiyu six.

In the only women's fixture of the day, NCPB took a 27-1 at half-time and went on to whitewash New Hope 57-4. Sarah Mabonga was the winners' toast providing 12 goals while Joan Akinyi and Aldah Musilibi each recorded six.