Thursday, 07 July 2016

Handball tournament serves up a treat

ON THE BALL: Team CPUT showed determination during the University Sports South Africa handball tournament which finished this week at the Bellville Campus ON THE BALL: Team CPUT showed determination during the University Sports South Africa handball tournament which finished this week at the Bellville Campus

CPUT plays a leading role in developing handball in the Western Cape and this July had the opportunity to host the University Sports South Africa Handball Tournament. 

The week-long event took place at the Bellville Campus and saw teams from Walter Sisulu University (WSU),University of Fort Hare (UFH), University of Venda (UniVen) and CPUT compete for top honours.

The tournament was filled with excitement and this year’s highlight was the final match, which saw CPUT men’s team go up against their counterparts from the UFH.

At halftime the CPUT team was trailing the eventual winners by a goal as the score read 9 – 10. But in the second half the hosts came back rejuvenated and were scoring goals and dictating the terms of the match.

The turning point of the match came when the hosts were leading 16 – 15 and one of their players was issued with a red card for dissent. UFH then took advantage of the one man difference between the two teams and piled the pressure on CPUT. 

CPUT men’s team were crowned runners-up, while the CPUT ladies’ team clinched fourth place at the tournament.

The result of the final matches were as follows:

  •     CPUT men 17 – 18 UFH
  •       CPUT women 9 – 12 UniVen

 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Tel: +27 21 959 6916
Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

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