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Date: 5/18/2018

One of the busiest IHF Trophy events this year is quickly approaching its conclusion as several east African teams are looking forward to the final matches of the Africa - Zone V tournament which concludes on Sunday 20 May.


After some venue changes, match throw-off times and the unfortunate withdrawal of Djibouti, which resulted in some adjustment to the previously announced groups, the Africa Zone V competition has seen some impressive performances and exciting clashes.


In the youth competition, Group B has seen some strong showings from Ethiopia as they won their three games against Burundi (27:20), Kenya (33:21) and Tanzania (42:15) to top the group after three matches, while Group A saw a much tighter competition with Uganda winning against Somalia (31:12) and Sudan (48:11). Naftar Nachenga, with 32 goals leads the top-scorer charts for Tanzania (as of the morning of 18 May).


The final on Sunday 20 May will be Kenya vs Ethiopia after Kenya beat hosts Uganda 22:16 (13:9) and Ethiopia beat Somalia 34:20 (16:11). Uganda will play Somalia in the bronze-medal match.


In the junior competition, Ethiopia won both of their matches in Group A (vs TAN 34:23) and a come-from-behind victory against Kenya 21:20 (9:12). Group B saw Rwanda top the group, winning all four of their matches against Burundi (37:22), Uganda (30:29), Sudan (55:8) and Somalia (46:24).


Rwandas dual strike threat of Honore Byiringiro (27 goals) and Yvan Kayitare (23) top the junior top-scorers chart.



All times local


Youth Competition


Preliminary Group A: Uganda, Sudan, Somalia

UGA vs SOM 31:12 (12:6)

UGA vs SUD 48:11 (20:8)

SUD vs SOM 0:10 Match forfeited


Preliminary Group B: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi

BDI vs KEN 0:10 Match forfeited

BDI vs ETH 22:27 (8:15)

TAN vs BDI 17:30 (6:15)

KEN vs ETH 21:33 (15:17)

ETH vs TAN 42:15 (19:6)

KEN vs TAN 36:12 (11:4)


Friday 18 May

Semi-Final 1: UGA vs KEN 16:22 (9:13)

Semi-Final 2: ETH vs SOM 34:20 (16:11)


Junior Competition


Preliminary Group A: Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya

KEN vs TAN 26:15 (12:4)

ETH vs TAN 34:23 (18:9)

ETH vs KEN 21:20 (9:12)


Preliminary Group B: Burundi, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda,

BDI vs UGA 29:37 (15:18)

RWA vs BDI 37:22 (17:13)

SOM vs BDI 10:0 Burundi forfeited

SOM vs UGA 16:37 (5:16)

UGA vs RWA 29:30 (14:14)

RWA vs SUD 55:8 (27:3)

SUD vs SOM 20:24 (7:15)


Friday 18 May

SUD vs BDI (no result yet)

RWA vs SOM 46:24 (21:10)

UGA vs SUD 60:23 (32:11)



Photo: Uganda Handball Federation