It was hugely enterprising to see players from the Volta and regions converge at the Ho Sports Stadium Handball court to revive the game in both regions on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Ephors Handball Club from Nkwanta and South Tongu Talents emerged champions of the one-day event in male and female categories respectively after rounds of matches.
With a knockout phase for the female side as only 4 clubs participated, South Tongu Talents, led by Coach Edwin Tsogbey defeated Ephors Handball Club 8-3 to qualify to the finals, after Ho Stars pip Ho Technical University 10-8.
A was a good final from the ladies from the South, who had no mercy on stressed Ho Stars, beating them by 25-4.
With the male having 2 groups of 3, host, Ho Stars made it to the final after beating Akpini Young Hands 23-16 and South Tongu Talents 15-9 to top Group A. Akpini Young Hands came second in the group with a 25-21 win.
Ephors, also made a final with a 35-13 win against Hohoe Handball Club before another win against Ho Technical University (HTU), 21-13. HTU placed second in group B after a 28-10 victory over Hohoe Handball Club.
It was a tight men final, as they displayed a sense of urgency in the opening minutes. Ephors however remained resolute and took the lead 2-0 and before Ho Stars could settle, Ephors had maintained a 3 to 4 goals lead.
The tussle continued till the first quarter ended with a 3 goal lead, at 10-7.
Ho Stars eventually lost by 14-18 to champions Ephors, who went back to Nkwanta with the trophy, a ball and medals. South Tongu Talents ladies also went back to the south with a trophy, a ball and medals.
It was a great display of the game that saw many handball lovers from Accra thronging the Ho Sports Stadium. It was as well a time for Clubs to scout for players to beef their teams.
The Volta Regional Association is working on bringing back the Handball league with season 3.