Zam­bia bound Hand­ball squad to be an­nounced soon

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - By Jongile Xuba

- THE Eswa­tini Na­tional Hand­ball is on the verge of se­lect­ing the women na­tional squad to rep­re­sent the coun­try dur­ing the 2019 Zone 6 Hand­ball cham­pi­onships slated for next year in Zam­bia.

The as­so­ci­a­tion Sec­re­tary Muzi Mamba said they were now work­ing on the lo­gis­tics of the squad to rep­re­sent the coun­try dur­ing the up­com­ing in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

“We are now work­ing on se­lect­ing the women na­tional team and we are go­ing to pick the play­ers from the teams that took part in our last com­pe­ti­tion. We are still in con­sul­ta­tion with the dif­fer­ent club coaches to make their rec­om­men­da­tions on the play­ers who de­serve to be part of the squad.

The fi­nal list will be named soon af­ter the se­lec­tion has been con­cluded,” he said. Mamba fur­ther stated that they were still look­ing for a spon­sor to bankroll the do­mes­tic league.

“We are still in talks with sev­eral lo­cal com­pa­nies to fi­nance the league and we are con­fi­dent that the talks will yield the de­sired re­sults.” Mamba fur­ther said. There cent tour­na­ment saw the dom­i­nant dis­plays from Bhunya Crush­ers who won both their games against Sipho­fa­neni and Olym­pAfrica by 27 – 18 and 27-19 re­spec­tively. Sitho­bela Sharks were also in ac­tion and they took on Olymp Africa and man­aged a 27 – 25 vic­tory over the Lobamba based side.

HAND­BALL and­ball tour­ney re­sults:

Sitho­bela sharks 27 Olym­pAfrica Sipho­fa­neni 18 Bhunya Crush­ers Olym­pAfrica 19 Bhunya Crush­ers 25 27 27

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