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Handball: TKC ladies, FANZ men crowned Cameroon champions

by Lesley Ngwa
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TKC ladies and Fondation André Nziko men’s teams are the winners of the 59th edition, of the Cameroon Handball finals, played on September 3,at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.

The women’s finals was more electrifying , thanks to some scintillating gestures from both teams. FANZ debuted on a good foot, by taking a 9-8 lead on TKC.

Louise Ewodo in her fine tactical usual play style succeeded in raising the score to put both sides on a 20-20.

Odette Kaldjob in a fast hitter, raised the score at 24-23 , in favor of the TKC team.

Speaking after the tedious triumph, TKC’s Bertin Ndjantou said;

“I told my girls to be more confident and serene in their game style, despite the challenging play style of our opponents.The secret of this victory was based on our commitment and determination which guided the girls to success. ”

TKC’s keeper, Beatrice Mambeng finish best player of the finals.While Patrick Ongolo,keeper for FANZ finished, MVP in the men’s category.

In the men’s finals pitting Foundation Andre Nziko against Armed Forces a Police, the boys of coach Paulin Youmsi won FANZ on a narrow 29 to 28 score.

Abba Oumate, President of Cameroon Handball Federation had the following declarations;

“We are happy with the finals results, after a long preparation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank , the entire organizing committee for the excellent work done. Our role is to keep handball alive in our country and I think we are on the right path. We will produce as much of a quality show as possible.”

” The results are quite exceptional. We tried to set in motion all regions of the country in terms of practicing the discipline. There are club presidents. There are trade union leaders who know very well how things happen. We worked in very good conditions with a lot of solidarity and we believe that the best is yet to come. We are certain that Cameroonian Handball will progress. And within 5 years, I look forward to seeing you so that we can be at the top of African Handball,”He said.

The finals were enhanced by a big day show featuring musical artists such as Coco Argenté and Gifto the Russian.

“The next challenge for us will be, the revision of our texts. Because we do not have good texts within the Cameroonian Handball Federation. The second thing, is the training of trainers at the level of the Cameroonian Handball Federation. There will be several training sessions which will be organized by the African Confederation of the discipline here in Cameroon, particularly with regard to the different types of licenses.”

” We are also up for organizing the IHE Trophy, which is a competition of the governing body of Handball at the Junior and Cadet levels. This competition will take place here in Cameroon next May and June. Then, the Cameroonian Handball Federation will organize by the end of 2024, the African Club Cup Champions. This is an important challenge for us.”

“The objective being to align with all that is international practice at the level of Cameroon. I can reassure you that we are ready to organize this prestigious event with the support of the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education,” Oumate ended.

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