The New Times (Kigali)

19 December 2012

Rwanda: Handball - Police Lift Coupe Du Rwanda

Police handball club ended the season on a high, winning Coupe de Rwanda tournament in Kigali.

Police beat rivals APR 23-22 in the final after an unbeaten run in the group stage matches.

Prior to the final, Police snatched a 29-9 victory over SFB and a 22-19 win over Kigoma in Group A to set up a clash against APR who had also topped Group B.

This was the fifth time that Police had dispatched APR in the finals this year.

The Coupe du Rwanda trophy is the fifth championship title the Cops team has lifted this year. Police handball club lifted the Heroes Cup in February, Liberation Cup in July, National league in August and Carres d'As title in September.

They only faltered when they represented Rwanda for the first time in the 34th Africa Handball Club Championship where they finished 15th out of 16 teams.

The poor show, the club will have a chance to improve on their performances when they compete in the Africa handball competition Cup which will be held in Tunisia next year in April.

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