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Handball sides chasing qualification in Guinea

By Johnson Were

Added 23rd July 2019 12:00 AM

The U-18 captained by Brenda Akampa faces a tough test against Madagascar, Senegal, Zambia and Benin

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The U-18 captained by Brenda Akampa faces a tough test against Madagascar, Senegal, Zambia and Benin

Two national women handball teams left Monday for Conakry, Guinea, targeting qualification to the World Junior Championships in Romania next year.

The Ugandan teams will compete in the U-18 and U-20 categories.

The U-20 squad under coach Faridah Kisitu will do battle alongside counties five countries including Cameron, Guinea, Nigeria, and Zambia for a slot at the world stage in Romania.

The U-18s captained by Brenda Akampa faces a tough test against Madagascar, Senegal, Zambia and Benin.

Coach Kisitu is confident that her side is fit and ready for the challenge.

“We have had enough training and the girls responded positively. This gives me confidence that we can perform well in the tournament,” she said.

Uganda qualified for the meet after winning the Zone V championships in Zanzibar.

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