Rangers are angling for a Super Cup slot with seven matches remaining to the end of the season.
Rangers Handball Club have their work cut out as they look to qualify for the Kenya Handball Federation (KHF) Super Cup for the third season in a row.
The Kimilili-based side, currently ninth on the men’s league log at 13 points from 11 matches is in prime position to clinch the sixth and final slot to the Super Cup.
With seven matches left on their cards, the Gerald Juma-coached side will need at least four wins to be assured of a place in the top six who clash in the playoff for a chance to lift the Super Cup title.
“We have some tough matches left and seeing as our initial plan to be in the top three was dealt a blow by some unfortunate losses earlier in the season, we have to fight tooth and nail to be in the Super Cup tournament,”
“Our financial situation has been our biggest undoing. Some players miss matches as they have no means to travel to Nairobi but we have to put our house in order for the remaining seven matches. With a full house those wins are possible,” said Juma.
The side has a date with National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), General Service Unit (GSU), Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Makueni Bees, Tigers HC, Black Mamba and Buccaneers before concluding the regular season.
“While all seven matches are equally important, our clash against Buccaneers, who are also in the race for the last slot in the Super Cup, will be one of the most crucial matches we play. They have fewer matches and that clash is probably a determinant of which team clinches the slot. We will have to fight,” added Juma.