Those who like and support Kenyan sport will be delighted by a good news. A female handball team from this African country is going to participate at the African Games expected to be held in Rabat following their appeal to the sport’s continental watchdog was upheld on Thursday.
Earlier in the first leg of the Zone Five Africa qualifiers, Kenya was defeated by Uganda with the score 28-24. This African country for some reason postponed transferring the tournament fees. As the result, the zonal watchdog had the Kenyan squad disqualified.
However, when appealing to the African Handball Confederation, Kenya proved that the funds had been timely transferred.
Now both Kenya and Uganda have been allowed to compete at the African Games expected to be held on August 19-30, Rabat.
Charles Omondi, the Kenyan Handball Federation secretary told that they expect to demonstrate decent performance at the upcoming event.
Omondi told that their appeal was upheld they had been provided with a fresh lifeline.
The squad has already started its preparations for the event. Its gives them a reach chance to have themselves redeemed, not only versus Uganda but also in the event in general, as Omondi pointed out.
According to the African Handball Confederation, the event won’t act as the qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled for 2020.
Instead, a separate qualifying competition will be organized in Africa in January where the leading 12 squads are going to perform. The winner will have a qualification to Tokyo 2020 secured.
The African country has been drawn in Group B in the company of Uganda, Senegal, and Cameroon. Jack Ochieng, the Kenyan coach told he’s overwhelmed with an idea of winning back versus Uganda because it’s a real chance to get to the finals.