Handball: Rwanda Sails over Burundi to Book IHF Challenge Trophy Semi-final Slot

Rwanda U20 Handball Team reached the semi final round after edging Burundi in the on-going Zonal tournament in Kampala, Uganda

Rwanda’s U20 handball team trounced Burundi 37-22 to book the semi final slot in the on-going 2018 Africa Zone 5 Junior International Handball Federation (IHF) Challenge Trophy underway in Kampala, Uganda.

Rwanda maintained their good form as they defeated the Burundians in a game held at Namboole Stadium in Kampala, Uganda on Thursday.

The first half ended 17-13 in favour of the Rwandan side before cementing their victory with a final score of 37-22.

The victory, third for Coach Anaclet Bagirishya led side cemented their place in the last four which will be played on Saturday.

On Monday, Rwanda edged hosts Uganda 30-29 before thrashing Sudan 55-8 on Wednesday.

Rwanda will play their final game on Friday against Somalia.

Semi-finals of the biennial regional competition will be played on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s final and third place play-off.

Champions in this Zone 5 tourney will book a slot at the continental championship which also doubles as the world cup qualifiers.

Last time Uganda hosted the championship in 2016, the men’s side were beaten by Rwanda while the women’s team over powered rivals Kenya in the final.




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