Kenya Handball Federation Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) came from behind to post a 28-27 win over National Cereals and Produce Board(NCPB) in an entertaining fixture at the Nyayo National Stadium on Thursday evening.
With the win, the military side picked a double this season over NCPB following their first leg win.
NCPB’s Betty Too emerged the top scorer of the match with eight goals while team mates Roseline Adhiambo and Fatma Mohamed managed six and five goals respectively.
Euphrasia Mukhasa emerged KDF’s top scorer with seven goals with team mates Phoebe Mureithi and Valine Akoth managing six and four respectively.
The match started on a high with NCPB picking three quick scores against the soldiers by the eighth minute of the match.
At the end of the first quarter,the soldiers were trailing 6-9 with their opponents dominating the proceedings for the better part of the first half executing fast breaks to extend the lead.
With ten minutes to the breather, KDF’s Euphrasia Mukhasa was given two minutes on the touchline after a foul on their opponents with her team leading 15-9.
Mukhasa was so instrumental in her team’s performance especially in the first half doing great work in both offense and defense.
At the breather, NCPB picked a 16-12 lead but failed to cling on the lead allowing their opponents to narrow down the scores after ten minutes of play in the second half.
Feeling the pressure, NCPB sought their first technical time out leading 15-10 and it worked well as they extended the lead.
With five minutes on the clock, the soldiers took a one-sided lead and eventually won the match.