Teams fight for final place in handball tourney

Author: Kwame Larweh

Cantonments Youth defeated Ashaiman 21-11 to advance to the next stage of the under-20 handball tournament at the Prisons Sports Complex at Cantonments in Accra.

The competition began on Thursday and is expected to climax today also saw Cantonment’s ladies drew 13 all with their HOSTAC counterparts.

In other matches Asomdwe beat Kasland men 24-7 and EL Wak Wings lost 12-16 to Renijoe Women. HOSTAC narrowly beat Winneba ladies team 15-14 in the prelimanry round.

Legonite ladies won 15-8 against Kasland while El Wak Wings lost 11-14 to Winneba in the boys’ category and LEKMA boys’ were beaten 26-14 by Legonite boys’ team.

The 10 teams participating have been  paired into Groups A and B with an all play all round robin system as the adopted method of play in the tournament.

The tournament is staged in memory of the late Karen Slowe, an enthusiast of the game who supported the efforts at developing the formation of the Cantonment Youth Handball team and the sport in the country.

His husband, Peter Slowe, also a British handball enthusiast and philanthropist, arrived in the country as a special guest for the event.

The competition features a total of 10 teams comprising Cantonments Youth, Kasland Handball Club, Hostac Handball Club, Asomdwe Handball Club and Winneba Unique Fingers.

The rest are Legonite Handball Club, LEKMA Handball Club, Renijoe Handball Club, El-Wak Wings Handball Club and Ashaiman Handball Club.

The Vice-Chairman of HAG, Nortey Dowuona told the Daily Graphic that the competition will be used as a talent search to recruit players into the senior national teams.

 “Some of our senior players are aged and getting older and we need to recruit fresh young talents who are athletic and talented for the national cause”, he stated.