Strathmore University men’s handball team have shifted focus to the Africa Club Championships set for October after failing to raise at least Sh5m for Denmark tour next month. The varsity side had been invited to the annual Generation handball showpiece set for August 1- 6, a trip which was being funded up to 75 per cent by their hosts.
“We’ve had to withdraw from the tournament because competition dates are fast approaching and we are yet to secure the total amount required for the team to travel. The boys’ spirits were dampened by the withdrawal but we have to continue motivating them,” said Peter Mwathi, team head coach.
Subsequently, the university continues with the search for sponsors to enable them send the students to the Confederation of African Handball Club Championships in Tunisia. Strathmore University defeated the Kenya Defence Forces in the playoffs finals to book Kenya’s sole ticket to CAHB show.
If Strathmore successfully sends Mwathi’s charges to the October continental extravaganza, they’ll become the first Kenyan men’s club to play at the continentals ever.
=According to Mwathi, the outing is significant to both the varsity side and the performance of the country as a whole.