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The military side has tough competition for the women’s title that will be played in a round-robin format but coach Wycliffe Juma remains confident they have what it takes to go all reasonable way.
Having began training two weeks ago at the Nyayo Handball Court, the military side has had time to work on their fitness after the festive season break and the tactician has embarked on the technical part of their game.
“We are in a good place physically. The players have had enough time to shake the holiday blues and are back in full swing. For the next two weeks, we concentrate on ball handling, drills and plays and perfect our act. After that we can get into game situations,” offered Juma.
Sharks, who finished second to winners Nairobi Water Queens in the regular season have their work cut out against the Jack Ochieng-led side who have won the three titles played since the tournament’s introduction in 2016.
In the 2021 regular season, the soldiers lost their home and away matches to the record time league champions by slight margins, setting up the stage for an interesting clash in the pre-season event if both sides bring the same form to the March 5 to 19 event.
“The season that was helped us gain the much-needed chemistry as a squad. The Nairobi Water Queens’ squad has played together for years and they have that bond going for them. They also boast some of the most experienced players in the country.
It will be no walk in the park. However, we are training well aware that there are two other teams, National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and Nanyuki Ladies, to focus on too as they can cause an upset,” Juma said.