G/A Handball League thrills

BY: Beatrice Laryea

The Airforce handball team proved their superiority over their Fire Service counterparts when they beat them 32-30 in a keenly-contested match at the Burma Camp court last Wednesday.

The match, which marked the beginning of the Greater Accra Handball League, attracted a lot of fans and officials, and there were drumming and singing of jama songs to cheer their teams on to victory.

In the female division, Airforce carried the day by scoring 29 goals against 15 by Fire Service. Prisons Service also hosted their archrivals, Police Service, at the Prisons Sports Complex last Thursday in a game which failed to produce a winner.
Prisons, who are the defending champions, scored 24 goals just as Police, the current league leaders.

Prior to the game, the two teams, which featured majority of the national players, promised their followers a massive win but none of them lived up to expectation.
While Police Service paraded the likes of national captain Christian Balla, Bernard Ankrah, Joseph Quaidoo and Bernard Amanor, Prisons Service employed the services of Hillary Mills, Theophilus Ashong, Isaac Gayana and Mohammed Saliu.

However, in the female division, Prisons bagged 23 goals to emerge winners against Police who scored 19 goals.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic after the match, George Bankole, technical director of Handball Association of Ghana, said he was impressed with the tenacity of the teams, as well as the attendance.

He commended the coaches for stepping up their preparations in their bid to snatch the ultimate.
He also called on corporate organisations to support the league to help promote and develop the sport in the country.
Other matches to be played today are between Legonite and Lekma at Legon, and Ghana Navy versus Renijoe at the Kaneshie Sports Complex.