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14.05.2006 Sports News

Fire Services are 2006 Handball Gala Champions


Accra, May 13, GNA - The Male Handball team of the National Fire Services emerged champions of the first ever Areeba sponsored 2006 Handball competition played at the Prison Handball Court, Cantonment. The fire men slashed their opponents the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) 16-8 in the finals as their opponents proved no match for them.

The champions right from the start of the game assumed dominance and maintained it, till the end of proceedings.

For their prize, Fire Service took home a trophy and cash for their efforts, whilst GAF took home a cash prize with Prisons Services also taking a cash prize for the third place.

In the female division, Police Service took the ultimate prize of a trophy and cash after beating Prisons Services 10-8, whilst the vanquished side took cash prize for placing second in the competition. The female team of Fire Service also took the third place and were presented with a cash prize.

The handball team of Presbyterian Secondary School, Osu were presented with a special prize as the most promising side. The competition is to usher in the 2006 season.