The Star (Nairobi)

22 December 2012

Kenyan Teams Dominate Africa Show in Ghana

Kenya's men and women's teams emerged victorious at the Africa Senior netball Club Championships, which ended on Thursday afternoon in Accra, Ghana.

East and Central Africa men's champions Kenya Prisons and Ministry of Information and Communications each collected four points after winning all their fixtures in a tournament played on league basis.

The victory saw both teams, which were making their debut at the continental stage book tickets to represent Africa at the World Championships next year in Kingston, Jamaica.

Kenya Prisons thrashed Ghana's Victory Stars 33-10 to seal the deal and secure the coveted trophy before a partisan crowd cheering the home team.

Kenya Prison's Desmond Owili emerged the top scorer with 20 goals while Victory's Vanderpuye Jephath managed eight for the losers.

In their first match, the Kenyan warders overran Western Ghana 50-18 to stay on course to the title. In the women's category, MOIC managed an emphatic 65-13 victory over Ghana's Diamond Hands.

Kenyan attacker Linah Tarus bagged 36 goals with their rival's forward Francisca Benepy posting eight. In their oppening match, the Kenyan club posted a resounding 86-9 over Ghana's Golden Stars.

Ministry of Information and Communication (MOIC) permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo had promised to sponsor the team to the World Championships in Jamaica if they won the continental title in Ghana.

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