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16.10.2007 Sports News

Prisons handball team returns home

By Ghanaian Chronicle

Ghana's representatives in the 29th Confederation of African Handball Clubs Championships, Prisons Service arrived home Sunday evening from Benin, where their participation in the tournament granted them positions on the African handball ranking.

The Prisons male and female teams occupy the fifteenth and thirteenth positions in the African ranking, after their maiden appearance in the championship, earning some respect from the African handball fraternity that were in Cotonou to witness the tournament.

In his speech to mark the end of the championship, the President of the Confederation of African Handball, Christophe Yapo praised the host nation for successfully hosting the tournament, the ninth time that it had done so.

He called on other handball playing countries to consider hosting the championship, to help improve handball across Africa.

Applications for the hosting rights for the 30th African Handball Club Championships has already began, with Nigeria and Gabon leading the pack. The African handball ranking thus stands: men Primero D'Augusto (ANG), Minuh (CAM), Kabuscorp (ANG), Moloudia (ALG), Safety Shooters (NGR), Niger United (NGR), Etoile (CGO), Pelican (BEN), Red Star (CIV), Stade Mandj CMS (GAB), Ruwe Club (DRC), Novotel Club (GUI), USFA (BUR), Prisons (GHA).

In the women's category, Petro Athletico (ANG) leads the pack, AS Aviacao (ANG), Africa Sports (CIV), Rombo (CIV), Inter Club (CGO), ASO Baobab (BEN), TKC (CAM), Phoenix (GAB), Grasshoppers (NGR), Abo Sport (CGO), Heritage Club (DRC), Valiants (NGR), Prisons Club (GHA), Loban Club (BUR).